Ranthambore National Park: Jeep or Canter Safari Admission
- Transportation included
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 3 hours
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I arrived at airport and very punctual my driver was waiting for me to take me to me hotel drop my bags and then go to Ranthambore. It’s a long drive, so be prepared for couple of hours in the car. He would stop as many times as I asked him. When we got to Ranthambore we stopped to have lunch, and then to the office to wait for the Jeep. I recommend that if you are less than 4 persons traveling get a Jeep! It’s very nice a little more expensive, but I thought it was worth it. The national park has a lot of entrees and unfortunately the one we chose we didn’t see any tigers. But the view is beautiful we got to see other animals, and that’s part of nature. I know people that have done the tour 5 times and never saw tigers, and people that first time saw 2-3 even 4 tigers. So it’s just a matter of luck. We started at 2:10 - finished at 6:15 And then I got dropped off at my hotel in Jaipur. Long day, but I loved the experience. I think that it’s worth to try it.
It was a very good experience. The driver was really good and careful, the guides in the park were gentle and informative. Most important of all, we saw two tigers and a lot of other animals, like crocodiles, deer and thousands of unique birds. Important information before you go: - The drive is long (about 3h each way, 6h total) and you will be on the tour for also 3h. - We did the group option with ˜16 people. If you have the money, I would chose the jeep/small group option
Booking was easy, we could choose between two options, zone 1-5 by Canter or zone 8 by Gipsy. We choosed zone 8, there is nearly no possibility for tiger sighting, but the Canters seemed us too big and too many people. We saw only footsteps of a tiger... Guide was not very good, only few informations, bad English knowledge, bit the other two guides we had (booking via the hotel also in advance) were even worse, obviously it is difficult to find enough English speaking stuff.
It was an amazing experience. we were picked up on time from our hotel and the driver was very nice and drive safely. we then had to wait about 1.5 hour for the safari to start as the safari timing is decided by the national park. Our zone was already chosen and was said to be one of the best ones for spotting tigers. we did see a tiger up close and he even walked in front of our Jeep. Was an amazing experience and would only recommend to go for the Jeep option.
Last minute booking and it went very smoothly and quickly. Picked me right up from my hotel and we were off to the park. I got to see two juvenile Bengal tigers, as well as chital, crocodiles, wild boar, serpent eagle, owls, etc. The canter can get crowded and hard to see things with people standing up, but they acolmdate you. Doing it again!