Tiger Reserves in Rajasthan For The Wildlife Enthusiasts 2024
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Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks In Rajasthan
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Rajasthan Tiger Reserves

1. Sariska Tiger Reserve
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve

Rajasthan has become a famous destination for wildlife lovers with its five tiger reserves. The tiger reserves promise an incredible experience as your heart skips a beat watching the big cats roaming around freely in the wilderness. Currently, these reserves are home to more than 100 tigers in Rajasthan. 

You can connect with nature and go on a thrilling jeep safari to view the tigers, the king of the jungle in Sariska Tiger Reserve. Be amazed by the history of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve which was converted from a private hunting royal ground to the first tiger reserve in Rajasthan. Discover the latest addition to the list of tiger reserves in Rajasthan, the Dholpur-Karauli Tiger Reserve for a tiger safari and nature walks. You can witness the natural beauty of Aravalli Hills blessed with fauna like wild boars, Indian leopards and sloth bears in Ramgarh Visdhari Tiger Reserve and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve. 

Rajasthan’s tiger reserves are known to offer the wildlife enthusiasts the best experience of jungle safari. Usually remaining shut during the rainy season, these tiger reserves are best visited between October and May, when the chances of tiger spotting are higher.

Here is the list of tiger reserves in Rajasthan:

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Sariska Tiger Reserve

One of the prominent tiger reserves in Rajasthan, Sariska Tiger Reserve promises many sightings of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Visiting here offers a chance to discover the history of wildlife here as the area once served as the hunting grounds for the princely state of Alwar. It is a famous biodiversity area to see rhesus macaque, jungle cats, crested serpent eagles, wild boars and chitals here. It offers jeep safari and canter safari as adventurous experiences to explore the natural landscapes here along with the variety of wildlife. 
Around 80 percent of the park is shrouded with Dhok, Tendu, Khair, Surwal, Ber, and Goria trees. Wildlife sheltered in the park ranges from leopards and chinkaras to nilgais, and wild boars, including over 225 ariel species.

Location: Alwar, Rajasthan, India.
Timings: Morning Safari : 6 AM to 10 AM; Evening Safari : 2 PM to 6 PM.
Entry fee: INR 80 per head for Indians; INR 470 per head for foreigners.
Best time to spot Tigers: October to February.

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

With a landscape of dry deciduous forests and grassy meadows, Ranthambore National Park is spread over an area of 392 square kilometres. With more than 80 tigers, it is one of the best tiger reserves in Rajasthan to see tigers along with other flora and fauna. 
You can book a safari to watch animals and birds like hyenas, jackals, bears, deer and leopards roaming freely in the wilderness. One can also enjoy the serenity of Padam Talao, the largest lake here.

Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India.
Timings: 6 AM to 7 PM.
Entry fee: INR 617 for Indians; INR 1357 for foreigners.
Best time to spot Tigers: October to April.

Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve

Covering an area of about 760 square kilometres, Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve is located near the city of Kota. It includes three wildlife sanctuaries- Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary, National Chambal Sanctuary, and Jawahar Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary. Some parts of the tiger reserve are known for being the erstwhile hunting grounds of the Maharaja of the princely state of Kota. 
It is home to the Bengal tiger, the Indian wolf and the Indian leopard. With mostly dry deciduous forests, it is home to plants like Malkangini which is renowned for medicinal properties. 

Location: Kota, Rajasthan, India.
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM.
Entry fee: INR 20 for Indians; INR 100 for foreigners.
Best time to spot tigers: October to June.

Ramgarh Visdhari Tiger Reserve

Ramgarh Visdhari Tiger Reserve is an integral tiger reserve which is linked with the Indergarh zone of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve. Facilitating the smooth movement of tigers, it is often considered as the maternity home for the tigers thriving in the Ranthambore tiger reserve. 
It is the 52nd tiger reserve and has also been a habitat for wild boars, hyenas, chinkaras, antelopes and sloth bears. One can catch the beautiful view of Mez, a tributary of the Chambal River passing through the tiger reserve. 

Location: Bundi district, Rajasthan 
Best time to spot tigers: November to March 

Dholpur-Karauli Tiger Reserve

It is the 54th tiger reserve in India and is located in the Karauli and Dholpur districts of Rajasthan. It covers an area of 1253 square kilometres from Mukundhra to Ramgarh and has about 8 to 10 tigers. Other wildlife seen here include leopard, sloth bear, sambar deer, chital and wild boar. Apart from tiger safari, one can engage in birdwatching and nature walks. Some prominent birds seen here include peafowl, Indian grey hornbill and Indian roller. 

Location: Chambal Safari, Nihal Ganj, Dholpur, Rajasthan
Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM

People Also Ask About Rajasthan

  1. Which sanctuary of Rajasthan is famous for tigers?

    Founded in 1955 as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary, Ranthambore National Park is famous as the most populous Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan. At present, this tiger reserve is home to a total of 71 tigers.
  2. Is Ranthambore worth visiting?

    Yes, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is totally worth visiting, since it is not only home to a huge tiger population, but also shelters a number of prime attractions of the state, including Ranthambore Fort, Kachida Valley, and Padam Lake.
  3. Which is better, Sariska or Ranthambore?

    Since Ranthambore has the largest number of tigers, wildlife enthusiasts looking forward to enjoying a good tiger sighting chance should always pick Ranthambore Tiger Reserve over Sariska. However, if you want to enjoy peaceful jungle walks or bird watching away from the heavy crowds, you should choose Sariska.
  4. How many tigers are there in Sariska National Park?

    As of 2020, Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan is home to a total of 20 tigers. This count includes 11 female tigers, 5 male tigers, and 4 cubs.
  5. How many tiger reserves are there in Rajasthan?

    The Indian state of Rajasthan is home to a total of 3 tiger reserves, namely Sariska Tiger Reserve (Alwar), Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (Sawai Madhopur), and Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve (Kota). While Sariska got its recognition as a tiger reserve in 1955, Ranthambore and Mukundara Hills were declared as a tiger reserve in 1973 and 2013 respectively.
  6. How many national parks are in Rajasthan?

    Rajasthan is blessed with a total of 5 beautiful national parks, namely Ranthambore National Park, Desert National Park, Bharatpur National Park, Sariska National Park, and Darrah National Park.
  7. When is the best time to explore Ranthambore Tiger Reserve?

    The best time to visit Ranthambore National Park is from October to March. This is a great time for seeing animals enjoying the daylight. The weather is pleasant and the temperature ranges between 10 to 30 degrees Celsius. The forests also look breathtaking with lush greenery and colourful flowers this time.
  8. What is the best time to visit Tiger Reserves in Rajasthan?

    The best time to visit Tiger Reserves in Rajasthan is from October to March. During this time, it is the winter season in Rajasthan with pleasant weather and more hours of daylight. Due to dry weather, lesser heat and dense vegetation, it is considered the best time for spotting of the tigers. One can also enjoy the beautiful vistas of the forests filled with rich flora and fauna.
  9. What are the specific guidelines for tourists visiting tiger reserves in Rajasthan?

    If you are visiting the tiger reserves in Rajasthan, make sure that you follow all the rules of the reserve you are visiting. Make sure you do not disturb or harm the animals in any way. Wear suitable clothes and try to avoid flashy colours. Try to stay within the designated limits of the safari and not leave behind any garbage in the tiger reserve.
  10. Which is the oldest tiger reserve in Rajasthan?

    The oldest tiger reserve in Rajasthan is the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. It was declared a tiger reserve in 1973 after initially being established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1955. It is spread around an area of 392 square kilometres and promises a memorable wildlife-watching experience. You can see Royal Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Jackals, Indian Foxes and Crocodiles here.
  11. Can tourists visit the tiger reserves in Rajasthan?

    Yes, tourists can visit the tiger reserves in Rajasthan. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Mukundra Tiger Reserve and Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve are known for wildlife tourism. One can book a jeep safari or canter safari to catch a glimpse of the Royal and Bengal tigers in their natural habitat. There are many resorts also which have come up in the vicinity offering all modern amenities to the tourists.
  12. Which tiger Reserve has the maximum tiger?

    Corbett Tiger Reserve in the state of Uttarakhand has the maximum number of tigers in India. As per the data published by the Union Environment Department, it has 252 tigers living inside the reserve and 266 tigers who use the reserve. It was the first tiger reserve in India established under the Project Tiger Program. It also has other wildlife like Himalayan black bears, elephants and crested serpent eagles.
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