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Ranthambhore National Park
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Sawai Madhopur Rajasthan


Royal Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Nilgai, Wild pigs, Sambar and reptiles

Best Season

October to June

How to Reach

Sawai Madhopur is the nearest town road network as well as railhead from Ranthambhore. It is well connected to all the major cities in Rajasthan. The nearest airport is Jaipur (150 Kms.).

About Ranthambhore National Park
Ranthambhore National Park is located near the town of Sawai Madhopur, beautifully nestled between the Aravali and Vindhya mountain ranges. The park is rated among the most important and famous tiger reserves of India and it was among the first tiger reserves to be covered under the project tiger plan started in 1973 to protect tigers in India. On tours to Ranthambhore National Park, you can see tigers prowling cleverly in the lush grasslands in search for their prey or drinking water on the banks of lakes and watering holes during the evening.

Ranthambhore National Park of Rajasthan is one of the best places to witness the rich wildlife of India. Queen of National Parks in India, Ranthambhore is the finest tiger reserve in India where tigers roam freely in the open sky. Nestled in the serene surroundings of Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambhore is approximately 150 kms from Jaipur. Once an exclusive hunting ground of the royal family of Jaipur, Ranthambhore is now a protected wildlife sanctuary. Though Ranthambhore National Park is a home to over 200 species of birds and mammals, yet is majorly renowned for the majestic beast the Royal Bengal Tigers found here in its natural habitat. Ranthambhore National Park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1957. It became a significant part of "Project Tiger" in 1974 before it gained the status of a National Park in 1981.

This National park is a wildlife enthusiast and photographer's dream. It offers excellent accommodation and internal transportation facilities. Famous for the exciting and frequent tiger sightings captured dramatically in several books, this park is today affected by ecological pressures and poaching.

Wildlife at Ranthambhore National Park
The Park houses about 30 mammals species, 275 bird species, 12 reptile species and 350 plant species including 50 aquatic plants. Though, the park is home to a varied wildlife, the presence of a significant number of famous Royal Bengal tigers makes it one of the most sought after wildlife destinations in India. You can spot a tiger while drinking on the banks of the lakes and watering holes in the evening. Besides tigers, here you can spot a significant number of other wild animals including panthers, chital, sambar, jackal, hyena, black buck, chinkara, wild boars, mongoose, Indian hare, porcupines, sloth bear, langur, civets, flying foxes, monitor lizards and the never ending list goes on. The park also has a large number of exotic and colorful birds. The scenic spots and sceneries of the park are ideal for taking the snapshots.

Also finding a home in Ranthambhore are Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor Lizards, Tortoise, Banded and Common Kraits, Cobras, Indian Pythons, North Indian Flap Shelled Turtles, Rat Snakes, Russel's Vipers, Saw-scaled Vipers, etc. Ranthambhore is also a bird watchers paradise. Approximately 272 species of birds have been found in Rajasthan, both resident as well as migratory.

Other Attractions in Ranthambhore National Park
Ancient Banyan Trees, Dhok and Pipal trees, mango trees and a large green belt are the pride of Ranthambhore, apart from its tigers. One of attraction is a massive fort inside the park. Situated a top of a hill over the park, the Ranthambhore fort is a witness to the bygone era. This fort dates back to the tenth century and is probably the oldest fort of Rajasthan. Also, there are numerous water bodies located throughout the park. They are a source of drinking water and a much needed relief (during summers) to the inhabitants of the park.

Safari at Ranthambhore National Park
Ranthambhore National Park can be best explored by jeep safari or a canter safari. Jungle Safari is the most enchanting activity of any adventurous tour. Wildlife Safari in Ranthambhore is conducted twice a day- in the morning and in the evening.

Park Visiting Timings
October to March: - 6.00 AM to 9.00 AM & 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM
April to June: - 6.30 AM to 9.30 AM & 3.30 PM to 6.30 PM

Best Time to Visit Ranthambhore National Park
The best time to visit Ranthambhore National Park is from October to June. This National Park remains closed for visitors from July to September.

How to reach Ranthambhore National Park
By Air: - The nearest Airport is at Jaipur, 150 kms from Ranthambhore.
By Rail: - The Nearest Railway Station is at Sawai Madhopur, 11 km from the Park.
Road: - A good network of buses links Sawai Madhopur from Ranthambhore. Ranthambhore is well connected with all the major cities of Rajasthan.

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