The Thrilling Safari Zones Of Ranthambore

Safari Zones Of Ranthambore

This park is a famous tourist spot that is known for its varied wildlife. Ranthambore National Park has various wildlife species of flora and fauna which are rarely found outside. This park is home to around 300 species of plants, 40 species of animals, 35 reptile species, and more than 300 species of domestic and exotic migratory birds. Wildlife lovers especially come here to see the Royal Bengal Tiger in its natural habitat. Before the visit, people have to book their jeep or canter safari online so that they can experience the ride in the park.

They have to get permits for entering the park. But for booking permits, they need to fill in their preferred zone in which they wanna do a safari. Most people get confused about which zone to choose and they don’t have knowledge about the sightings of each zone. So, in this blog, we are going to give you information about all the zones of Ranthambore so that you can choose the zone according to your liking.

Zones Of Ranthambore

The Ranthambore National Park is divided into different safari zones which are 10 in total. Previously there were 5 safari zones but because of growing tourism, there are 10 safari zones now. You can go inside these zones by booking a jeep or canter safari. When booking a safari ride, you can choose the zones of Ranthambore based on preference sightings. Let us know what these zones have to offer so that you can choose the zones easily. 

Zone 1:

In this zone of the park, you can spot some famous tigers such as Sultan(T-72), Noor (T-39), and Ustad (T-24). The entry and exit gate for this zone is Singh Dwar which is popular among wildlife enthusiasts and tourists because of better sightings of animals. The popular sites in this zone include Tuti ka Nalla, Sultanpur, Gada Dub, Amreshwar Dang, and Peela Pani. These spots are popular sites in this zone because there are higher chances of viewing big cats.

Zone 2:

This one is considered one of the best zones for tourists with a huge number of sightings. Many water holes can be found in this zone and because of that animal sightings are most common here. This zone is home to famous tigers like Ustad (T-24), Noor (T-39), Sultan (T-72), Jhumru (T-20), Krishna (T-19) and others. Not only tigers, leopards, and other animals are also sighted in this zone on popular sighting spots such as Jogi Mahal, Nal Ghati, Phuta Kot, Phuta Bandha, Jhalra, and Lahpur Tiraha. 

Zone 3:

One of the famous lakes in Ranthambore which is known as Padam Talab is located in Zone 3. Because of this lake, it is one of the prime zones to get a sight of a tiger. This zone is a home for star tigers like Sitara (T-28), Krishna (T-19), and their cubs. Padam Talab, Jogi Mahal, Raj Bagh ruins, High Point, and Mandook are the main locations of this zone where there are higher chances of tiger sightings. 

Zone 4:

This zone is home to the legendary tigress of Ranthambore – Machli.  Before her Death, this was the best zone of Ranthambore and people mostly booked this zone. A few of the star tigers of Ranthambore such as T-19, T-25, T-28, T-41, T-64, and T-75 can be spotted in this zone. For spotting them, the popular spots are Malik Talab, Singh Dwar, Lakkad Da, Lambi, Adidaant, and Tamakhan.  

Zone 5:

This zone is popular among tourists because of sightings of tigers like T-17, T-25, T-28, T-74, and T-75. The entry gate for zones 4 and 5 is common and it also has few common places to get the sight of a tiger. One can spot a tiger at Singh Dwar, Kachida Valley, Anatpur, Jokha, Baghdad, and Dhakda. 

Zone 6:

This zone is mostly visited by Noor (T-39) and her cubs. Other tigers that can be seen along with Noor (T-39) are T-8, T-34 and T-57. This Zone 6 is adjacent to the most famous Zone 1 but the entry gate of this zone is in the opposite direction. Rare species of birds can be spotted here such as endangered Red Headed Vultures. The higher chances of tiger spotting are at Palli Darwaza, Kala Pani, Patwa Ki Baori, Soleshwar, Khabli, and Saran Ka Pattha.

Zone 7:

This zone is considered as the territory of T-8 and T-34 because they are mostly spotted here. This zone is not much visited by tourists as there are fewer sighting spots. The sighting spots include Chidikho, Kushalipura, Jamoda, and Rajbagh Naka. Other than tigers, many animals can be found in this zone of Ranthambore National Park. 

Zone 8:

This zone is a ditto of Zone 7 because the tiger sightings and topography are the same here. T-8 and T-34 are the most seen tigers in this zone. Balas, Kali Bhat, Neemli Dang, Mahakho, and Kherai are the places where tiger visibility is higher. 

Zone 9:

This zone is located on the bank of the Chakal River and it will take around 45 minutes of drive to reach this zone of the park from the Tiger Reserve. In this zone, T-42 and T-59 can be spotted along with Sloth bears, Caracals, and a few aquatic birds. 

Zone 10:

This zone has hilly tracks and it has been recently included in the safari route. This hilly area of forest has deciduous forests and few scenic water bodies. It is popular among tourists because of sightings of tigers like T-43, T-13, and her cubs. Sometimes, the famous tiger T-42 (Fateh) is also seen in this zone. The tiger-spotting places in this zone are Kushalipura, Halonda, Bodal, Aantri, Banskhori, and Devpura.

After reading this information, you must have made up your mind for which zone you have to book your safari. After choosing the zone, make sure to book the perfect Ranthambore Hotels that are near your zone. There is a lot of distance between the gates of the zones so choose your accommodation accordingly. Every zone has its own beauty and different tiger sightings, if you don’t see a tiger by chance then don’t get unhappy. Just enjoy the ride in this beautiful forest. 

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