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Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore

Ranthambore National Park is situated in the North West part of Rajasthan. It is about 15 kms from Sawai Madhopur. Ranthambore National Park is very close to the outer fringes of the Thar Desert. The park is also enclosed by the Aravali and Vindhya hill ranges. Deciduous forests of this park were once a part of the spectacular jungles of Central India. The landscape is rocky and the hills, sandstone rocks, ancient sedimentary limestone, deciduous vegetation and eternal lakes comprises of the topography.

Ranthambore National Park was a hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur in the beginning. In the year 1955, Ranthambore was given the status of game sanctuary. This reserve was protected under Project Tiger in the year 1973 and was declared as a National park in 1980. Ranthambore National Park is one of the famous tiger reserve of Rajasthan.

Ranthambore National Park

Mansingh Sanctuary and Kaila Devi Sanctuary also form part of Ranthambore Reserve by covering an area of about 1335 square km. It is one of the beautiful and scenic part in the country due to its landscape which encompass lakes, vegetation, the fort and the largest banyan tree.

Major Attractions in the Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambhore National Park is one of the fine place to spot the tigers, the magnificent predators and thus they are one of the prominent attractions of this park. This park has also revealed that the tigers can live and breed in close proximity to the human settlements. Tigers can be seen in the park quite often, also in the day, when they are hunting and taking care of their young ones. Other wild animals which are generally seen in the park are the Leopards, Marsh Crocodile, Caracals, Jungle Cats, Indian Hare, Chinkara, Mongoose, Sambhar, Hyenas, Wild Boar, Jackals, Nilgai, Sloth bear, Deer, Antelopes, Chital and Porcupines.

To view the animals in the park, the best places are water holes and the lakes where mostly animals can be seen. These water bodies are full of water lilies and lotus. Migratory and Resident birds are also seen in the park. There are about 260 species of birds found within the park.  

Other Attractions

Ranthambore is a heritage site due to scenic ruins that mark the wildlife park. There are old fortifications, old temples, lake palaces, 'chhatris', and a magnificent Ranthambore fort overlooking the park. The Ranthambore Fort was founded by the Chauhans in the 10th century. The temples and tanks add to the beauty of the fort. The seven gates and huge walls, crowning a fall-topped hill presents an amazing view.

Best Time to Visit Ranthambore National Park

Best season to visit Ranthambore National Park is from November to March. This park can also be explored by having either a Canter or Jeep Safari. A Guide will be at the park during the safari to guide the tourist. In the park, one must stick to the allocated route.

Deers in Ranthambore National Park

Deers in Ranthambore National Park

Safari in Ranthambore National Park

Tigers in Ranthambore National Park

Tigers in Ranthambore National Park

Tigers in Ranthambore National Park

Safari in Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

How to Reach Ranthambore

By Rail:
Ranthambore is well connected by rail. The nearest railway station is at Sawai Madhopur which is connected with many important cities of India.

By Road:
Ranthambore is also linked by road network, it is only about 10 km from Sawai Madhopur and a number of buses operate between Sawai Madhopur and the park. Taxis or cabs can also be hired from several places to travel around.

By Air:
Jaipur is the nearest airport from which is linked with all the prominent cities of India.


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