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We started our safari with hope in heart and a sharp sight to spot tigers. As we entered the vast stretches of Ranthambore national park, we kept scanning the woods in search of the majestic tiger. Fluttering of leaves and chirping of birds were the only sounds that echoed in the forest. The jeep kept rumbling on muddy & uneven roads, in search of tigers. As the magnanimous trees hovered over us, we kept a vigil eye on the huge tree trunks. It was a matter of second to miss a tiger sighting. We didn’t know if we were going to be lucky and spot a tiger. But, one thing was sure. Our hearts were beating rapidly in anticipation of the splendid sighting that might occur any moment now! So, did we spot the tiger? Let me come back to this point later.
Ranthambore National Park is considered to be one of the best tiger reserves in India. However, the tiger sighting in Ranthambore national park is very tough. The Ranthambore national park is divided in 8 Zones. Jeeps and open canters plough on these routes in search of the majestic animal, tiger.
If you are planning to visit Ranthambore national park, it is recommended that you book safaris through some trusted website like Ranthamborenationalpark.com. The bookings start 90 days in advance. The open jeep slots are filled faster than the open canters. However, if you have some contact in a Ranthambore resort, they can arrange a jeep, even 1 day in advance
The jeep costs Rs 1400 per person. The open canters cost half of that. If you spot a tiger during a Ranthambore safari, the jeep would be able to give you a better thrill. However, the canters are also not that bad.