You have not mentioned if your father has any brother or susters. If he has siblings then the ancestral property would be divided amongst all the children. Please give more information.
For the tranfer of properties, certificates like encumbrance certificates, succession certificates are required, and a few other documents are required. you should get in touch with a property lawyer. To get easy access to the information regarding the documents required, the government procedures, the cost and the time frame of tranferring a property, you can post your question on www.lawkonect.com. Here your question would be addressed in writing by the practising property lawyers. The exact procedure would be described after taking into account the state laws as the State Property Laws vary.