Ranthambhore National Park

Duration: 14km from Sawai Madhopur

About Ranthambhore National Park

The ex-hunting ground of the Maharajahs Jaipur, the Ranthambhore National Park is one of the largest tiger reserves in India and located Sawai Madhopur district of eastern Rajasthan, where the Aravali Hill ranges and Vindhyan plateau meet. Bounded by the river Chambal in the south and Banas in north, the park is excellent eye-treat of wildlife lovers. Various man-made lakes and natural rivers are the central attraction of the park.rnrnThe Ranthambhore National Park was declared as a game sanctuary in 1995, and in 1972 with the commencement of Project Tiger, it was proclaimed as a Tiger Reserve in India and later in 1980, it got the status of a National Park. Today, the park is considered as one of the most popular national parks in India. The park covers the total area of 1,334 square km along with its two adjacent wildlife sanctuaries i.e. the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary. The park is also popular among tourists as a heritage site because of the ruins of fort that dot the park. The best time to visit Ranthambhore National Park is during the month of October to March and April to June.

Flora in Ranthambhore National Park

The Ranthambhore National Park is rich in its flora. The park is dotted with plenty of ancient Banyan trees, Pipal, Dhok, and Mango trees. Some of the Banyan tress in this park is more than 700 years old. The park has got two extremes � the open bush land and impregnable forests. During your tour wildlife tours to Ranthambhore national park you will see a lot of Dhok trees, cluster of Mango trees, Peepal trees and ancient Banyan trees in the dry and deciduous forests of Ranthambhore.

Wildlife in Ranthambore National Park

The Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India is predominantly famous for its tigers. The park is a ideal spot with photographer for taking the snapshots of tigers and other wildlife attractions. The park is rich in its flora and fauna. There are approximately 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 265 birds, 15 reptiles, and 30 mammals inside the forest. There are about 36 tigers and 40 leopards inside the forest which are the prime attraction of park and make it one of the most popular tiger reserves in India. There are also a large number of panthers in this park. Other wildlife attractions of the park are Sambhar, Nilgai, Chital, Mongoose, Gazzelle, Boars, Crocodiles, Lizards, Hares, Birds, Sloth Bear, Chinkara, Jackals, Jungle cats, Marsh crocodiles, etc. Most of the wildlife attractions of this park can be spotted at near the lakes and water holes in the evening. One can also see here both resident and migratory birds.

Other Attractions in Ranthambhore National Park

Ranthambore Fort & Jogi Mahal Apart from rich flora and fauna, the Ranthambhore National Park is also known for the 10th century Ranthambhore Fort (one of the oldest forts in Rajasthan) and the forest rest house Jogi Mahal. The Ranthambhore Fort and Jogi Mahal are the worth visiting attractions of the Ranthambhore National Park.

How to get there

bBy Airb The nearest airport is Jaipur (the capital of Rajasthan, India) which is situated at the distance of 145 km from the Ranthambhore National Park.brrnbBy Railb The nearest Railway Station is Sawai Madhopur Railway Station which is around 11 km away form the park.brrnbBy Roadb The nearest town from Ranthambhore Park is Sawai Madhopur which is well connected with a good network of buses with all the major cities of Rajasthan, India.