What is the best time to visit Ranthambore?

Ranthambore National Park remains open from the months of October to June, with the winter months (October - December) being the best time to visit this place. October to April are the best months to visit Ranthambore to spot tigers. Summers are quite hot, however, chances of spotting tigers increase in the summers. The park remains closed during monsoons. 

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Monthly Weather in Ranthambore

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 10 22
February 13 27
March 18 32
April 25 40
May 28 41
June 28 39
July 27 33
August 25 31
September 25 34
October 22 34
November 15 30
December 12 27

Ranthambore in Winter (October-March)

Perhaps the perfect time to take a trip to the Ranthambore National Park, the months between October and March experience pleasant weather, complete with clusters of flowers that adorn the landscape beautifully. If you are planning your trip sometime between late December and early January, however, be prepared with warm woollen clothes to keep you cosy during the cold weather. The temperatures range between 10 degree Celsius and 27 degree Celsius. Apart from the tiger safaris, make sure to head out to the Ranthambore Fort, Malik Talao, and Kachida Valley, all of which lay within the reserve itself, the latter being home to numerous migratory birds as well as panthers. Ganesh Trinetra Temple, Lakarda and Anantpura, Wild Dragon Adventure Park, Dastkar Ranthambore, and Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History are some of the other places that you should add to your itinerary.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park
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Ranthambore in Monsoon (July-September)

The Ranthambore National Park remains closed during the monsoon months of July to September. Hence, these months are a no-no to visit the area during the rainy season.

Ranthambore in Summer (April-June)

Since Ranthambore is nestled in Rajasthan, the summer months, starting from April to June, receive unbearable dry heat as the direct rays of the sun hit the area. However, if you think you shall remain unperturbed by the extreme temperatures, which may even go up to 36 degree Celsius, then it is the best time to visit this reserve since it is during these months that you are most likely to luck out and spot the majestic tigers, along with several other animals. Make sure to keep a scarf with you, apply huge dollops of sunscreen, and stay hydrated all the time. To avoid the direct rays of the sun, try to wear full-sleeved cotton clothes. You may also sit and relax by the enrapturing Surwal Lake, visit the grand Jogi Mahal nestled near the Padam Lake, or take a trip to Raj Bagh Talao, with the Raj Bagh Ruins in its backdrop. 
Tiger at Ranthambore National Park
Tiger at Ranthambore National Park
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Ranthambore National Park

October - June

A favorite of wildlife photographers, with its abundance of tigers, Ranthambore almost gurantees you a sighting. The best times for tiger sightings are in November and May. Even if you can't spot a tiger, don't lost hope as leopards, wild boars, sloths and chitals are also present in large numbers.

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