The best time to visit Sawai Madhopur is closely related to the tourism season of Ranthambore National Park. Although Sawai Madhopur has other attractions, the main activity in this region is the safari and other wildlife activities inside the park. Ranthambore National Park is not at prime beauty throughout the year. Below is the season-wise detail about the region and the park, individually.
Summer Season (March - June)
Summer starts in March and ends in June. This is the hottest season of the year. The temperature can go as high as 45 degree C. Dehydration is common during this season. However, this is the best time to visit the park for wildlife activities. The grasses in the region would have dried due to immense heat. This provides a good view during safari. The water holes deep in the park would be dried due to evaporation. Thus, the animals are forced to visit the main water sources in the park to quench thirst. This increases the probability of spotting rare animals including tigers. In addition, spotting other tourists during summer season is rare. This privacy allows animals to roam around freely and you need not stand in queue for your safari turn.
Monsoon Season (July - September)
The rain starts in July and ends in September. The place will be lush and beautiful during this season. However, the region experiences heavy rainfall, rendering travelling and sightseeing, difficult. The region will also be highly humid during this season. The national park will be very mushy causing safaris to be shortened or banned during rains. You will not be able to spot animals or birds during rains.
Winter Season (October - March)
Winter starts in October and ends in March. The place is very cool and comfortable to travel. All sightseeing spots in the city will be at prime beauty. You can find animals with their little ones in Ranthambore National Park. This is the best time to visit for spotting birds. Migration birds from other countries would be thriving in the park during this season. Winter season also marks the beginning of festival season. Dusshera is an important festival celebrated in Rajasthan and it falls in October.
Best Time to Visit Ranthambore
The best time to visit Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore) is from October to April. This includes the entire winter season and the initial summer season. After April, the place becomes intensively hot.