Ranthambore - Good time to visit the park

#1 May 7th, 2008, 01:00
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I am considering a trip to Ranthambore, primarily to photograph tigers. Would early december be a good time to visit the park? November and late December being holidays would mean hugely crowded park. Would early december or early january be slightly better off?
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Park will be open then. They say summer (April-May) is best, but those finicky tigers are unpredictible. They certainly see you long before you see them, and no one has yet discovered the algorithm they use when deciding to reveal themselves or not. The more time you spend at the park, the better the chances of tiger spotting.

Good choice about photographing them- petting is forbidden
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It is best to see tigers from April to June when it is hot and the great cats come out to the watering holes in the daytime with no other option but to be seen more than in the winter months when they generally keep under cover and remain almost invisible to human eyes. And yes, they usually see you but you may only see them when they wish you to see them!!! So be prepared to come back without a sighting many times. I just read about a lot of tiger cubs being discovered today at the Ranthambore Park so that means your chances of seeing them now are really good. Why wait till December now?!!!

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How about June/July. Would it be pouring by then?
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Monsoons are the time when the tigers get to stay away from human attention and get a time on their own so please do not disturb them during their holidays!!! Almost all parks in India are shut during the Monsoon season from mid June or July till September or October depending on the park. Please check individual park websites for the exact dates of park closure. Hope this helps.

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We were in Ranthambore in early December last year. It was pretty busy, and I'm not sure that that will vary much whenever you go, except perhaps late season when it will be very hot. I was there in March once before but it was much less touristed then. There must be five times as many places to stay now. At really busy times I understand you need to book a long way in advance to guarantee entries.

You may like to consider some other issues. Winter weather can mean light is less good for photography; it was pretty grey most mornings when we were there and the sun didn't clear it until later by which time it was quite high in the sky.

Winter mornings can be pretty cold too; I mean jumper / sweater, coat, hat, gloves, scarf type cold,especially for the drive down the main road to the ticket office. Takes a while to warm up after that.

Tigers were seen every day, but not on every route and, of course, there's the route lottery. Despite eight park rounds we never made it to route 3, around the lakes. So you need to allow plenty of time. Your chances of seeing tigers are probably just as high in a canter, but the quality and duration of the view may not be as good.
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Best time to visit ranthambhore national park

Ranthambhore national park is open from october to june but the best time to visit is november to february; the weather is good and you can enjoy you vacation to the maximum.
Chances of spotting a tiger are more in summers but the chilling summers .... aahhhhh!

Now it depends what you want to experience; the beauty of nature or a glimpse of a TIGER

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