Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest and most established national parks in the subcontinent, spanning an incredible 392 square kilometres. Made up of dense forest, grassland and seasonal streams, the park is home to 71 tigers and your chance of spotting one is good, particularly in the dry season.
Ranthambore is the most easily accessible of India’s national parks being located in the southeast of Rajasthan, an easy and scenic train journey from Agra or a simple drive from Jaipur. Naturally this means it is one of the busiest parks, so we recommend that you avoid weekends as safari excursions only run twice per day.
As well as being home to some of the world’s most spectacular and elusive creatures, Ranthambore boasts an elaborate history. The park was once the private hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Jaipur and derives its name from the 10th century hilltop fort, which still exists today. Nowadays the glorious park not only provides visitors the chance of seeing wild tiger, sloth bear, wild boar, leopard, and sambar deer but also the opportunity of staying in comfort or absolute style and luxury, with a wonderful range of tented camps situated just outside the park.