The perfect introduction to getting your head around the extraordinary life on earth, and where to go to find it.
Best time to see tigers in India
Tigers are there all the time. It is just us mere mortals who can't cope with the climate and have to stay clear.
The climate usually dictates when to go on a tiger safari, although nothing dictates when you can see the tiger more than the tiger itself, of course. No one tells them what to do or when to do it. That's jungle royalty for you. Nature helps protect them from the paparazzi though, by closing all access during the monsoon season, July until start of October. November until March is great, but be prepared for cold mornings in winter, with temperatures going up to mid-twenties in the afternoon. Temperatures start to soar from March until monsoon.
month by month guide
Ranthambore Weather Chart
If you'd like to chat about Tiger safari or need help finding a vacation to suit you we're very happy to help.
Belinda Wright, OBE, Executive Director, Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI):
“The winters are cold and misty and the hot summer months arrive in April. It can be scorching hot, but because water is scarce tigers and other wildlife sightings are at their best. Personally I prefer the months of February and March and early April, when you get the best of both worlds.”
Guy Marks, co-director at award-winning responsible tourism supplier, Tribes Travel:
"Go as late in the dry season as you can, depending on your tolerance to the heat. So, it’s good from Feb/March, but better in early April, usually unbearably hot by 15th April though!”
More Tiger safari articles
We capture a lot of details in this gudie, but we can’t capture that feeling of seeing into the eye of a tiger.
There are several places in the world where this elusive and endangered creature still roams.
Come for beautiful landscapes, a growing population of tigers and the atmospheric Ranthambore Fort presiding over the park.
Big, wild and beautiful, Kanha National Park is home to around 100 Bengal tigers, plus an abundance of other wildlife.
Whilst it's not the best known wildlife park, Pench has managed to keep its visitor numbers low, a big advantage.
Tiger safaris in Nepal explore Bardia and Chitwan national parks in the Terai region bordering the Himalayas.
At Responsible Travel we are lucky to work with some of the world’s most dedicated conservationists.
Dig a little deeper into the detail of traveling to see tigers in the wild.
People travel a long way to see tigers, but there are many other activities to do when you're in the forest.
Read about the issues affecting tigers today, from habitat loss to poaching and learn what conservation goes on.