About the Park
Ranthambore National Park is one of the popular tiger reserves in India located among the Aravali & Vindhya hill ranges in the state of Rajasthan. The park covers an area of 400 sq.km and comes under the district of Sawai Madhopur. In 1957 the Ranthambhore National Park was declared as a wildlife sanctuary and in 1972 it came under the Project Tiger Scheme. It became a National Park in the year 1982.
The Park experiences an extreme climate as the weather becomes hot in summer with temperature arround 45 degrees C & in winter temperature goes down to 2 degrees C. The best time to visit Ranthambore is during the months of October to March and April to June.
Wildlife Attractions in Ranthambore National Park
The park is generally dry & deciduous type with a
variety species of trees including Dhok, Peepal, Mango, banyan, salar etc.
Ranthambore National Park is famous for its tigers
and apart from that there are a large number of wildlife including Sambar,
Chittal, Nilgai, Jungle Cat, Leopard, Wild Boar and crocodiles can be found
Ranthambore Park in Rajasthan
The park also houses arround 264 bird species with
many migrants. So this is an excellent place for bird watching.
Ranthambore Fort :
The majestic Ranthambore Fort is situated
in the centre of the park on a high plateau of 700 feet and from its high
wall one can enjoy the scenic beauty of the park.
Padam Talao :
This is the largest lakes present in the park
and is a perfect place to spot various animals on the lake side. The famous
Jogi Mahal is located at the edge of this lake.
Raj Bagh Ruins :
This is an ancient stone structure located
between the Raj Bagh Talao and the Padam Talao where one can spot tigers resting
inside the structure.
Ranthambore National Park offers safari services like Canter & Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari which are the best way for wildlife viewing
Ranthambore National Park How To Reach
Jaipur Airport is the nearest to Ranthambore which
is at a distance of 145 km.
The park is 11 km away from Sawai Madhopur railway
station which is connected to the Delhi-Mumbai railway line.
A good road network connects Sawai Madhopur, the nearest
town to Ranthambore to all the major cities of Rajasthan.
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