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Ranthambore National Park

Embrace the wildnerness in Ranthambore National Park aboard the Maharajas’ Express Journey

IRCTC’s Maharaja Express covers the only wildlife destination, Ranthambore National Park.

Once a private hunting ground for the Kings and Royals of Jaipur, the park has steep crags embracing a network of lakes and rivers. At Ranthambore National Park, tigers can be observed during daylight. Apart from tigers, the park animals, birds and reptiles one can find Marsh Crocodiles, Hyenas, Leopards, Jungle Cats, Fox, Jackals, Chital, Nilgai and Chinkara. Sambhar Deers are the pride of Ranthambore.

Adventure with Ranthambore Jeep Safari

It is the best way to observe wildlife within Ranthambore National Park. Jeeps with groups of tourists, accompanied by a train guide are allowed in the park at fixed times during morning and evening. Apart from Jeeps, open vans called canters, which can carry upto 25 people are also used. The open grasslands, forested areas and ruins of monuments within Ranthambore National Park provide many opportunities for wildlife viewing while on the Ranthambore Jeep Safari. Tigers can be seen hunting deer, their primary prey, on the open grassy regions. A glimpse of a magnificent Royal Bengal Tiger is a sight that cannot be forgotten.

Ranthambore National Park Safari timings depend on the time of sunrise and sunset. The park opens to the tourists half an hour after sunrise and closes half an hour before sunset. To book the safari, Name and Passport number of the Foreigner National and the Indian National is required. Name and id details of everyone who is traveling must be submitted at least 60 days in advance with details of the “Ranthambore National Park” Booking. Always remember that Identity proof is a must before entry into the park.

Since Ranthambore National Park is covered in four different journeys offered by Maharajas’ Express Luxury Train, let’s have a look at the activities scheduled for sightseeing of this place:-


Indian Splendor, Day 3 (Ranthambore – Jaipur) – During Indian Splendor, on the 3rd day, Maharajas’ Express halts nearby the precinct of the Ranthambore National Park. The morning safari is scheduled during the 1st half of the day 3 following which you will return back on board for brunch and the train will start rolling towards Jaipur.

Heritage of India, Day 7 (Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri) – As the name of the tour itinerary itself explains, the 7th day of the Heritage of India journey will begin with the exploration of wildlife heritage in Ranthambore National Park.

Treasures of India (Day 3 & 2 respectively) – This itinerary of Maharaja Express halts at the Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy an exciting game drive in the and spot the elusive Royal Cats.

From fierce tigers to the ancient Ranthambore Fort, embrace the wilderness through IRCTC’s Maharaja Express at the Ranthambore National Park. To book your journey with us, Visit: