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COVID-19 : RANTHAMBORE is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 04 Sep 2020
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Entry is allowed from all domestic states.

  • Wearing of masks in mandatory when out in public.
  • Thermal screening is mandatory for all passengers upon arrival
  • No e-pass required for inter-district or intra-district travel.
  • COVID-19 tests to be conducted for symptomatic travellers
  • Travellers are required to download the Aarogya Setu App on their phones.
  • A self-healthcare declaration is required to enter Ranthambore.
  • COVID-19 related night curfew has been lifted in Ranthambore
  • No minimum number of passengers required in any vehicle.
  • Malls, markets, shops, parks and attractions are open to public.
  • 14 days of voluntary home quarantine for all travellers to Ranthambore.
  • In case a passenger is showcasing COVID-19 symptoms, they shall be isolated and admitted to the nearest health facility.
  • Travellers who are going to Ranthambore for less than 7 days are exempted from home or institutional quarantine if they have a negative RT-PCR test certificate.
Flights

The nearest airport to Ranthambore is Jaipur International Airport. Flights are functional to Jaipur form Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and 10+ other destinations.

Trains

Special trains are running to Jaipur railway Stations from Mumbai and Jodhpur.

Buses

You can reach Ranthambore by bus via Jaipur, Jodhpur and 10+ other destinations.

Local Transport

Buses, Taxis, cab aggregators and autos are allowed in Ranthambore.

The state government of Rajasthan has taken several steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 while tourists to visit Ranthambore. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

No e-pass required to visit Ranthambore for intra-state and inter-state travellers Updated: 04 Sep 2020

Visitors from districts in Rajasthan as well as other states do not need an e-pass to travel to Ranthambore anymore.Read more.

The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, Other Luxury Hotels Open in Restaurants Updated: 04 Sep 2020

Several resorts and hotels in Ranthambore like the Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort have begun operations with strict safety measures.Read more.

Night Curfews, Weekend Lockdowns Lifted in Ranthambore Updated: 04 Sep 2020

According the MHA guidelines for Unlock 3.0, the state government of Rajasthan has lifted all night curfews and weekend lockdowns in Ranthambore and neighbouring districts.Read more.

The Ranthambore National Park is Open for Tourism Now Updated: 04 Sep 2020

Travellers are now allowed to book tours and safaris at Ranthambore National Park, one of the foremost tiger reserves in India. The Park is following all the safety guidelines and SOPs as mandated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Tourist Places to Visit in Ranthambore

Places to visit in Ranthambore include Ranthambore Fort, Padam Talao, Malik Talao, Raj Bagh Talao, Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum, Kachida Valley,  Dastkar Ranthambore, Ranthambore School of Art, Wild Dragon Adventure Park, and many more.

A wildlife enthusiast’s paradise, Ranthambore has been extremely popular for its Tiger Reserve and National Park, but these aren’t the only tourist places in Ranthambore that make the area stand out amongst the others. Apart from housing the Royal Bengal Tigers which are definitely a highlight, Ranthambore has much to offer in terms of natural beauty, royal palaces, ruins by former rulers and even adventure sports amidst the tranquility of the valleys.

Some of the major tourist attractions here are the Jogi Mahal, the Wild Dragon Adventure Park where you can indulge in exciting activities like Zorbing and ATV rides, and the Surwal Lake for a peaceful picnic with your loved ones, as you feast your eyes on the panoramic greenery. Other sights include the Trinetra Ganesh Temple, the Ranthambore Fort and the Raj Bagh Ruins.

With easily accessible roads and flights from major cities and a host of activities, Ranthambore ensures that everyone makes the most of their stay at this secluded yet serene destination!

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Ranthambore Fort

Ranthambore Fort
Among the best places to visit in Ranthambore, Ranthambore fort is an unavoidable spot which lies within the national park vicinity near the Sawai Madhopur. It is a well -known space since the rulers of ancient period used to reach here for hunting. It played a definite role in making the tourism part of Rajasthan to the next level.

The fort exhibits the exemplary glory and valor of Hammir Dev of the Chauhan dynasty. Also, it is considered as a precious spot since it is one of the World Heritage List. The fort is located amidst a pristine location abundantly nurtured by thick green forests and salubrious climate. In addition, nearby the fort, you can witness different types of valleys, lakes, picnic spots, wild life species etc. Along with the fort, there is a history travelled; the history of wars and captures, different conquerors and the changes happened to the fort in time to time.

Location: 
Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001

Timings: 
6am–6pm

Entry Fees: 
Rs. 15 – per person for adults  /Rs. 10 per person for children
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Surwal Lake

 Surwal Lake

Set against a picturesque backdrop, Surwal Lake is where you’ll find complete solace after seeking the adventurous thrill and experiencing a memorable safari. The lake is one perfect location for a photo-stop and for bird-watching as you observe flocks of various bird species swooping down together to catch their prey from the water.

The view of the lake, especially at sunrise and sunset is splendid, however, this lake isn’t perennial and dries out in summer, so make sure you head here especially during the monsoon or in winter. 

Location: Near Durga Mata Temple, Atoon Kalan, Rajasthan 322027.

Timings: 24 hours (but preferably after dawn and before dusk).

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Malik Talao

Malik Talao
One of the three lakes in Ranthambore National park, Malik Talo, comparatively the smaller is considered to be a must visit among the places to visit in Ranthambore. Nestled amidst the huge green forest, it acts as a haven for thousands of migratory birds as well as Marsh crocodiles.

Whenever you visit Ranthambore National Park, never forget to visit this particular lake which opens to the visitors at two different timings either in the morning or in the evening. You might get to see some variety types of birds as well that come to catch their food from the lake. The view of the surroundings will nourish your eyes undoubtedly and it will be obviously a picturesque nature everywhere. Also if luck favors, you will spot the wild animals coming to drink water from the lake at times.

Location: Inside Ranthambore National Park
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Trinetra Ganesha Temple

Trinetra Ganesh Temple

Located within the beautiful Ranthambore Fort, Trinetra Ganesh translates to the Three-Eyed Ganesh. Legend has it that King Hameer was at war and the situation seemed bleak when one night Lord Ganesha appeared before the king and blessed him saying that his problems would soon end. Miraculously, the war ceased the very next day and the king's problems regarding food stock was resolved too.

His faith in Lord Ganesha was strengthened and he soon built the Trinetra Ganesha Temple, which is one of the oldest in the area, making it one of the most famous places to visit in Ranthambore. Idols of Lord Ganesha's entire family are emplaced here and five aartis are conducted each day. 

Location:
Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan 322001.

Timings:
Open 24 Hours.

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Padam Talao

Padam Talao
Padam Palao is the largest lake inside Ranthambore National Park. At the edge of this lake, you can see the very famous Jogi Mahal. The lily flowers which are the reason for the lake to get its name as Padam Talao will be seen in abundance during the season. The surrounding of the lake is beautified with thick green forests.

Along with it, the relishing sights of umpteen numbers of birds coming to the lake will attract everyone’s eyes and heart. In the early morning and evening, you can also see the wild animals coming to drink water from the lake. The National Park’s whole beauty is enhanced by the presence of this picturesque lake filled with lilies at times. The rare sights of Chinkara are possible at the very edge if this particular lake.

Location: 
Ranthambhore Fort, Rajasthan 

Timings: 
Open 24 hours

Entry Fees:  N/A
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Raj Bagh Talao

Raj Bagh Talao
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Raj Bagh Talao is comparatively the most beautiful among the three lakes within Ranthambore National Park. The ruins at the extreme edges of the lake add more beauty to it. Since it is located amidst the lush green forests reserve, the wildlife animals are the frequent visitors to the lakes for drinking water.

The sambhar deer is a regular visitor who eats the grass present on the floor of the lake. Rare types of birds, animals, and species come around the vicinity of the lake in the morning and evening when the weather seems to be cooler. It is a tiger spotting area as well along with other rare animals in the park come since the area has a wide range of forest area and water resources.

Location: Ranthambore National Park
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Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History

Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History
The Rajiv Gandhi National Museum or The Regional Museum of Natural History, Sawai Madhopur is India's fourth regional museum of natural history and it is termed as one of the best places to visit in Ranthambore. The museum has the exhibits of rare plants, animals and, geology of the Western part of India. The main aim of this museum is to create awareness among the public about the importance of preserving the flora and fauna which are very rare in the surrounding.

It helps to understand the diversity of earth as well. There are three floors in the museum but the visitors have access only to the ground floor where 'Biodiversity of Rajasthan or Forests and Wildlife of Rajasthan' are mainly exhibited. The facsimile of animals such as chinkara (gazelle), leopard, lion, and tiger are the main attractions along with the collection of village dioramas of the Bishnoi community and Rajasthan rural area.

Location: Ramsinghpura, Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore, Rajasthan

Timings: 10 am - 6 Pm  (Remains close on Monday)
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Kachida Valley

Kachida Valley
Among the best places to visit in Ranthambore, Kachida valley will be top on the list since it is such a serene valley that consists of many rocky outcrops and low hills. It is located on the outskirts of the park and nestled amidst the lush green forests. You can have a close look at the valley by reaching there by a jeep.

Panther is the major animal species found here since they avoid getting into the deep jungles not to make contacts with the tigers which will end up in tigers eating the panthers. Here you can see a great population of bears as well. Also, the valley is a haven for unseen flora and fauna due to the presence of its perfect climate. On top of that, the lakes nearby are an addition to the whole beauty of the place.
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Jogi Mahal

Jogi Mahal

One of the most popular places to visit in Ranthambore is the iconic Jogi Mahal, situated right next to the smooth flowing Padam Lake. If you turn back in time, you will discover that the Mahal was once a hunting abode for the royalty of Jaipur and other dignitaries who visited here. Following which, it was revamped into a guesthouse for tourists, but now it simply stands tall and proud of its fine Rajasthanis architecture.

The view of the lake and lush greenery beyond the Mahal is truly mesmerising! Make sure you visit the tall banyan tree here, which is considered one of the largest in the country. 

Location: Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan 322001.

Timings: Open 24 hours.

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Dastkar Ranthambore

Dastkar Ranthambore
When you visit Ranthambore, visit Dastkar Ranthambore where people gather to collect quality hand-made bags of clothes. It is a women's self-help initiative which focusses on making cloth bags to overcome the domination of plastic bags. This initiative aims to reduce the number of plastic litter that ends up as huge heap which leads to the destruction of our natural environment. The bags made by these people are available at a feasible rate.

Different types of bags of different size and colour come to the market and they attract the young ladies visiting Ranthambore National Parks. These bags are really user-friendly due to its appealing size and alluring patterns. The particular self-help group was established in the year of 1989 and still continues to make a number of multi types of bags and totes. Since they are hand- made, it gets more demand from local as well as tourists. You will get the opportunity to select from the wide range of designs; especially of wild animals, birds and, forest creatures.

Location: D
astkari Kendra. Village Kuthalpura Maliyan. Sherpur Khilchipur

Timings: 
9am–7pm

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Ranthambore School of Art

Ranthambore School of Art
Image Credit : U.S. Embassy New Delhi
Get this opportunity to know more about the arts prevailing in Ranthambore with a visit to the most exciting place in Ranthambore that is Ranthambore School of Art. It is located a couple of kilometers away from Sawai Madhopur junction. The major paintings seen here are of the rare wildlife species present in the wild forests of Rajasthan. Through the paintings, the school preserves the natural life and making the public aware of the importance of saving wildlife for the existence of the earth.

The school has artists from the adjacent villages. The students from the school visit the National Park to spread their thoughts of preserving natural biodiversity. The school has watercolor paintings, charcoal, poster color painting on silk, and black and white sketches as well. The paintings will be placed on famous exhibitions through which amazing thoughts are being transferred to the public.

Location:  MDR111, Subhash Nagar, Saptar, Sawai Madhopur

Timings:
 
 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Raj Bagh Ruins

Raj Bagh Ruins

About: Located between Padam Talao and Raj Bagh Talao, Raj Bagh Ruins add a unique touch to the National Park, with their rare, royal feel. This is one of the most frequented tourist places in Ranthambore owing to the charming interiors, arches, domes, palace outhouses, and steps that transport you into an era that you’d fall in love with.

Even today, the Raj Bagh Ruins boast of a typical Rajasthani royalty, with its elegance and magnificence that’s unique to the area

Location:
Between Padam Talao and Rajbagh Talao, Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan 322001


Timings:
6:00 am – 6:00 pm.

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Wild Dragon Adventure Park

Wild Dragon Adventure Park

If you’re travelling with children and looking for some fun-filled places to visit in Ranthambore, The Wild Dragon Adventure Park is a must! The adventure park offers numerous activities for unending fun, which include Zorbing, All-Terrain Vehicle rides, and the eerie yet amazing Horror House that proves to be fun for all.

Embarking on an adventure at the park amidst a serene backdrop is something you definitely don’t want to miss!

Location: Near Saras Milk Dairy, Rajasthan 322001.

Timings:
10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

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07 December 2019
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One of the best stays i have experienced. Meals served were tastya nd fresh, the stay was comfortable, various activities we enjoyed like Jeep Safari, spa. Everything was perfect and well managed. We loved our couple spa it is amust try.
05 December 2019
Excellent
The Sher Garh Resort is one of the peaceful stay in Ranthambore. A perect base for safari trips to the magnificent Rathanbora tiger reserve. Very friendly staff and management. Delicious, authentic Indian food. Thourghly enjoyed our 2 night stay.
03 February 2020
Excellent
At first I would like to recommend Thrillophilia for online bookings, I have always made the bookings from this website for my stays as they provide the best deals as compared to other platforms with instant booking confirmation. Thiis time I have visited The Sher Garh Resort with my family and the room was cozy and comfortable, they maintained proper hygiene at the resort and the staff was so cooperative and friendly. Me and my family have went for Jeep safari which was an amazing experience for all of us. Overall we had a great time.
02 January 2020
Excellent
We booked this resort from Thriilophilia at a very discounted price as compared to other online sites and it was one of the best stay experiences. The room was cozy and comfortable, they maintained proper hygiene at the resort and the staff was so cooperative and friendly. The food was tasty. The safari was an amazing experience. We came across a lot of wildlife species may be due to the time we have opted for safari. It was amazing our guide was helpful and friendly Overall we had a great time.
16 November 2019
Excellent
I went to Ranthambore with my friend for a weekend and booked this resort from Thrillophilia. The resort was very beautiful and well maintained. Great hospitality, Staff was helpful and friendly. We totally enjoyed the jeep safari and had a memorable experience with the tasty food and the preparation done of our candle light dinner.. Thanks, Thrillophilia for this wonderful stay package.
20 November 2019
Excellent
Rajasthnai culture can be best experienced with their luxurious stays at this resort. Enjoyed the evening with BBQ at an amazing open place. Highly recommended.
27 January 2020
Excellent
If you are a wildlife lover do visit this place. I have visited with my family here we had a great time in our luxurious rooms. The spa treatments is a must try and the complimentary wildlife show in the evening has made our trip the best one! Thanks to Thrillophilia for arranging stay with activities at the lowest prices online. Will visit again to explore the outer areas of the location.
18 December 2019
Excellent
We had fun at the property, the rooms were clean and hygenic with great views. Staff was courteous and humble. Food was ok. Swimming pool was great. I would suggest bringing swimming costumes to go into the pool. They have policies. Recommended for a decent stay
We were a group of 11 people and have visited Ranthambore to explore the wildlife, the area is famous for. So have booked this property as they had the best reviews to stay. Booking it through Thrillophilia has given us the best deals online. We have stayed in executive rooms. The food was delicious with an awesome stay. We have done the safari and explored a lot of wildlife species. Back to the resort the same day and relaxed at their well-maintained pool. Overall a nice stay.
16 January 2020
Excellent
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People Also Ask About Ranthambore

  1. What are the best places to visit in Ranthambore in winters?

    Some of the best places to explore in Ranthambore in winters are: 

    1. Ranthambore Fort: One of the most unavoidable spots of Ranthambore, the Ranthambore Fort is popular for its pristine location surrounded by thick green forest cover, valleys, and different picnic spots. Along with its natural bliss, the fort is popular for featuring the history of wars and captures. 

    2. Padam Talao: One of the largest lakes within the Ranthambore National Park, the Padam Talao is flanked all around with thick green forest cover. Visit here either during early morning or evening, and treat your eyes with the delightful sight of the endemic wild animals approaching the nearby lake to drink water. 

    3. Ranthambore School of Art: Get this best out of this opportunity to explore the blissful arts of Ranthambore Majorly, what you get to see here are the wildlife species paintings collection thereby signifying the worth of this school of art in preserving natural life thereby contributing towards public awareness about wildlife preservation. 

    4. Surwal Lake: Nestled amidst a picturesque backdrop, the Surwal Lake is a perfect pick to seek the solace you desire for yourself. This is one perfect point to click some pictures or indulge yourself in an exciting bird watching adventure. 
  2. What are the best things to do in Ranthambore?

    There are plenty of activities you can do while being in Ranthambore. Click here to check out full list.

    1. Go on a tiger's trail
    2. Hike up to Ranthambore Fort
    3. Jungle Safari in Ranthambore National Park
    4. Visit to Kachida Valley, Visit Ranthambore Schools of Art
    5. Walk around Padam Talab
  3. Which are the best resorts to stay in Ranthambore?

    There are many luxurious resorts in Ranthambore, which are just perfect places to stay in Ranthambore:

    1.  Ranthambore Kothi Resort
    2. Aman-I-Khas
    3. Nahargarh Ranthambhore
    4. The Tigress
    5. The Oberoi Vanyavilas
    6. Khem Villas
    7. Tiger Machan
    8. Ranthambore National Resort
    9. Abrar Palace Wildlife Resort
    10.Tiger Den Resort
  4. What are the best places to visit in Ranthambore with friends?

    The best places to explore in Ranthambore with friends are -    
    1. Raj Bagh Ruins: Located amidst the Raj Bagh Talao, and the Padam Talao, the Raj Bagh Ruins adds on its unique bliss to the National Park that surrounds it. The Raj Bagh Ruins are popular for their interiors, domes, arches, steps, and outhouses. 

    2. Wild Dragon Adventure Park: This is a perfect pick for all those who are willing to spend a day out with friends. Right from zorbing to all-terrain vehicle rides, the park features it all. 

    3. Jeep Safari: Get amused with the exciting range of wildlife reserves across Ranthambore National Park with this exclusive jeep ride. 
  5. What is famous in Ranthambore?

    Ranthambore is primarily famous for Ranthambore National Park, which has the highest population of the Royal Bengal Tiger in India. The wildlife safari in Ranthambore National Park is an excellent exhibition of the varied wildlife and a dry forest blended with grassy meadows. While the national park is a treat for nature lovers, the Ranthambore Fort, which is another popular tourist place, is a must-visit destination for history lovers. The fort complex houses four popular temples, filling the air with divinity and serenity.
  6. Is Ranthambore worth visiting?

    The Ranthambore National Park, which is popular for its Bengal tiger population, also houses other exotic animals like leopard, jungle cat, bLocated near Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore offers a breathtaking experience to travellers belonging to all age groups and from different interest groups, be it wildlife enthusiast, adventure enthusiast, nature lover or a history buff. ear, spotted deer, antelopes and caracal amongst others. The national park also houses three huge lakes which can be visited if you are on a journey of self-discovery. The place offers affordable transportation and the people are friendly and welcoming too, making it one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan with family and friends.
  7. Are tiger safaris safe?

    Ranthambore is synonymous with tigers, and going on a tiger safari is one of the most adventurous things to do in Ranthambore. The safaris are safe as you will be accompanied by the guide and will have to strictly follow the instructions. During the safari, you must ensure to not step out of your vehicle. Moreover, you must avoid doing anything remotely risky in order to prevent any mishap.

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