How to reach


How to reach

Ranthambore National Park is one of the finest wildlife attractions in India. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan. Ranthambore is well connected to all major cities of India by rail and road.

As usual, summer season starts during the end of March and remains until the month of June. It is very hot and dry environment in the summer months. During the summer season, the maximum day temperature remains around 46 degree Celsius whereas minimum night temperature remains around 30 degrees Celsius, and often hot and dry winds blow, humidity remains at its lowest.


How to reach
Ranthambore National Park

If tourists want to reach Ranthambore by air, Jaipur is the nearest airport and is connected to all major cities of India. Many popular airlines have daily domestic flights to Jaipur from other major cities in India. Jaipur Airport is also an international airport where foreign tourists can board their flights directly to Jaipur or Delhi. Ranthambore is connected by railway line and road from Delhi and Jaipur.

To reach Ranthambore National Park, take a taxi or train. How to reach Ranthambore National Park? For this, complete information about reaching Ranthambore by air, railway and national highways is given here.


By Air:

Jaipur International Airport is the nearest airport to Ranthambore National Park, which is located in Sanganer, Jaipur. The distance between Jaipur Airport and Ranthambore is about 160 km. Jaipur to Ranthambore can be reached by road or train.

Jaipur is connected by air to all major cities of India and there are regular domestic flights to Jaipur from all major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore etc. Jaipur Airport is an international airport, due to which it is also connected by air to many foreign cities. Direct bus and cab service to Ranthambore is also available at Jaipur Airport.

By Rail:

Sawai Madhopur railway station is located at a distance of about 14 km from Ranthambore National Park. Tourists visiting Ranthambore can easily take an auto rickshaw or taxi from Sawai Madhopur station to reach Ranthambore Tiger Safari Booking Center or Park.

Sawai Madhopur railway station of Ranthambore is a heritage railway station, awarded for the best tourist friendly station in India. The code of Sawai Madhopur Junction railway station is SWM. It is a major railway station located on the main line of New Delhi-Mumbai in the Western Railway zone.

Many luxury trains make a scheduled stop at Sawai Madhopur railway station during their eight-day tour. These luxury trains include Palace on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Maharaja Express and Deccan Odyssey.

The other nearest railway station of Ranthambore National Park is Jaipur. The distance of Ranthambore by road from Jaipur railway station is about 180 kilometers. Taxis are easily available on rent from Jaipur to Sawai Madhopur where Ranthambore National Park is located.

By Road:

Ranthambore National Park is well connected to all major cities and towns in India by road. Ranthambore Park can be reached through state bus service, private buses and taxis. Tourists can easily reach Ranthambore National Park by road from cities like Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer and Ahmedabad.

National highways and state highways pass through this popular national park in India, making it quite easy to reach Ranthambore. National Highway NH8 and NH 11A connect Ranthambore to Delhi, while NH 76 National Highway connects Ranthambore Park to Udaipur and Ahmedabad. NH 3 is the national highway that connects Mumbai to Ranthambore.

The Rajasthan State Highway connects Ranthambore National Park to several cities. State Highway SH24 connects Ranthambore to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, and SH1 connects Ranthambore to Agra and Bharatpur.

Road distance between Ranthambore and other cities –

  • The distance from Delhi to Ranthambore is about 381 km. (Approx. 6 hours journey via NH8 and NH 11A)
  • The distance from Jaipur to Ranthambore is about 180 km. (Approx. 3 hours journey via Rajasthan State Hwy 24)
  • The distance from Agra to Ranthambore is about 239 km. (Approx. 4 hours journey via RJ SH 1)
  • The distance from Bharatpur to Ranthambore is about 202 km. (Approx. 3 hours 37 min journey via RJ SH 1)
  • The distance from Udaipur to Ranthambore is about 388 km. (Approx. 6 hours 10 min journey via NH 76 and RJ SH 29)
  • The distance from Ahmedabad to Ranthambore is about 640 km. (Approx. 9 hours 47 min journey via NH8 and NH 76)
  • The distance from Mumbai to Ranthambore is about 1031 km. (Approx. 16 hours 51 min journey via NH 3)

Canter Safari is a very enjoyable safari style for observing wildlife in Ranthambore National Park. The canter is a twenty seater open top safari bus or van. Canter Safari is also booked by the Park Authority. Up to 20 people can enjoy a jungle safari simultaneously from the canter. Most visitors and wildlife lovers prefer to go on a canter safari because the height of the canter is higher than a jeep which makes it easy to see wildlife amidst the distant forest and dense bushes. It provides a special wildlife experience to visit the park and enjoy the spectacular views of the national park. Canter Safari in Ranthambore can be enjoyed at two different times - one in the morning shift and the other in the afternoon shift.

Limited canters are allowed for jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park. The canter is recommended for a large group of tourists at Ranthambore National Park Safari. The Cantor is the ideal safari vehicle for large families or groups. Canter is a very good safari option for those who want to share the experience of safari together instead of traveling in different vehicles. For the family or group, the canter safari in Ranthambore ensures that every member gets the same experience, if a group of people take a safari with different vehicles, some of them may be lucky to see tigers and others are not.

In addition, the canter is the right option for those who want to see tigers and other wildlife in Ranthambore with an economically low cost safari vehicle. A major advantage of the canter over the jeep is that due to its large size, you are in a higher position and can probably look further into the forest than a jeep.