Travel Guide
Best time to visit: The park is open to tourists from the 1st of October to the 30th of June. Most of the tourists visit the park between November and March, mainly because the summer’s heat is unbearable.

The period between November and February is excellent for wildlife viewing, particularly for bird watching. A lot of migratory birds visit the park during the winter months.

During the summer months (April to June), when the temperature soars over 40 degrees Centigrade during the day, sighting tigers is relatively easier than it is in winters.

March is a great month for wildlife viewing and the temperatures are not very high.

What to carry: During the Cold Season - from November to February - visitors are advised to carry enough warm clothing, jackets, gloves, mufflers etc. Due to the wind chill factor, it often gets very cold during the safaris and a jacket can be a welcome relief.

During the Summer Months - from March to June - it is very hot and loose cotton clothing is recommended. A wide brimmed hat is nice to have during summers. Sunscreens are a must in summers, when the sun is very strong. Mosquito repellents are required, particularly during October and March, even though Ranthambhore is not a malaria prone area.

Binoculars can add a lot of value to ones wildlife viewing. Photographers are advised to carry all the equipment that they would require, including batteries and film rolls (though both of these are also locally available, most of the time).

Park Visiting Timmings
Oct 1-Oct 31: 6.30am-10.00am & 2.30pm-6.00pm
Nov 1-Jan 31: 7.00am-10.30am & 2.00pm-5.30pm
Feb 1-Mar 31: 6.30am-10.00am & 2.30pm-6.00pm
Apr 1-May 15: 6.00am- 9.30am & 3.00pm-6.30pm
May 16-Jun 30: 6.00am- 9.30am & 3.30pm-7.00pm
July 1 – Sep 30: Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve CLOSED

Geographical Details
Longitude : From 76-23-00 E to 76-39-00 E
Latitude: From 25-54-00 N to 26-12-00 N
Average rainfall 800mm Temperature Min 4, Max 47 (deg. cel.)

Area Details
Total area: 392.5 sq. kms.
Ranthambhore National Park (core) 274.50 sq. kms.
Buffer area to R.N.P. 118.00 sq. kms.

Season & Climate
Cold: October to March (Min less than 10 degrees Celsius) good animal sightings. Best time for bird watching.
Warm: April to June (Max 40 degrees Celsius ) excellent animal sightings.
Wet: July to September (National Park is closed)

Season: 01st October - 30th June