What makes Ranthambhore the most prominent national park of India is the opportunity it offers to an ordinary visitor of seeing the elusive tiger in the wild. The tourists staying at Ranthambhore for two or three days have almost always had at least one tiger sighting in one of the jungle safaris.
Ranthambhore's tigers are known as the most photogenic Tigers of the world and most likely remain the part of magazines and books. Tigers when sighted are found to be roaming very close to the safari vehicles seemingly undisturbed of the presence of visitors. Everyday from October June, two safaris of 3 hours duration are permitted (In the morning at sunrise and in the noon for return before sunset). There are 9 tracks for the jeeps to follow and on each track a maximum of two jeeps are permitted. Due to limited jeep availability, early booking remains very essential. Another mode of safari is through open top canters (capacity of 20 persons) which follow main routes. Most tourists prefer taking jeep safaris while a mix of canter and jeep is also a rewarding option. Besides the tigers which number around 45 in Ranthambhore, the park also boasts of having varied animal and bird life. The endangered caracal, leopard, jungle cat, sloth bear, hyena, fox, and variety of deer and antelopes abound the park. There are more than 270 species of birds found in the park.