Ranthambore National Park
About Ranthambore National Park
Once the hunting ground for the Royal family of Jaipur, the Ranthambore National Park is situated in Eastern Rajasthan at the confluence of the Aravalli hill ranges and the Vindhya plateau. The Chambal and Banas Rivers flow in this park. It was declared a game sanctuary in 1955, and a national park in 1980. The launch of Project Tiger in 1972 has made it one of the tiger reserves of India. The Ranthambore National Park sprawls over 1,330 sq km along with its adjoining sanctuaries - the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary. The main attraction of the park is the experience of exploring the flora and fauna of the park, while meandering along the rugged terrain. A diverse collection of wildlife species can be found in the dense deciduous forests.
Sprawling over 400 sq km, the Ranthambore National Park is in Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan state, and is located at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill range
Spectacular Wildlife of Ranthambore
Ranthambore National Park can bring back memories of old bygone eras. The sweltering heat in the hot summer months can find animals near the many water bodies located all over the park.
Your memorable experiences of spotting the diverse variety of fauna can be captured in camera as the Ranthambore National Park is ideal for taking the pictures. Though tigers reign supreme, animals like Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Chinkara, rear Porcupines, etc. and a number of resident and migratory birds can be found near the lakes and water holes during the evening.
Essence of Flora In Ranthambore
As there is scanty rainfall, dry deciduous type of trees are found in abundance in this natural ecstasy. The Dhok (Anogeissus pendula), the Banyan, Pipal, old banyan trees and the Neem are found in abundance in the Ranthambore National Park.
The Ranthambore National Park is also famous for some important fruit trees like the Mango, Babul (Accasia nilotica), Gum, Ber (Zizyphus mauritania),Khajur (Phoenix sylvestris), Jamun (Syzygium cumini), and Tamarind and palas.
Added Bliss of Ranthambore
Jogi Mahal and Ranthambore Fort: Ranthambore fort, probably the oldest, forms the nucleus around which the park has been centered. The forest rest house, Jogi Mahal houses the second-largest Banyan tree in India.
Excursions along with the park: Short excursions from the Ranthambore National Park to places like Sawai Madhopur Village (known for its historical monuments), Karauli and Bundi (famous for its temples and architectural marvels), are an added attraction. About 100 km away is Kota, well-known for its famous historical monuments like the City Fort and Palace, Kota Barrage, etc.
Favourable Time To Visit Ranthambore
The park is open for tourists from October to June end and is closed for the rest of the year, as the hot climate in the other months are not suitable for travelling.
How To Reach:
Ranthambore National Park, is located at a distance of just 10 Km from Sawai Madhopur town. Ranthambore National Park is well connected to all metro cities of India
By Airways: Nearest airport Jaipur (140 km).
By Railways: Nearest railway station is Sawai Madhopur (10 Km) and then go by rental transport to Ranthambore National Park.
By Roadways: Luxury air-conditioned buses and private rental cars are easily available from all destinations across Rajasthan.