is famous for its Tigers and is a delight treat for
The Ranthambhore National Park is situated in the eastern part of
rajasthan, where the Aravali Hill ranges and the Vindhyan plateau embraces
each other. The park is about 11 km from Sawai Madhopur, which is also the
nearest town from the park. The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve was declared a
wildlife sanctuary in the year 1957 and in the year 1974 it achieved the
protection of "Project Tiger". It received it's status of a
National Park in the year 1981.
Once the hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the Ranthambore
National Park is bounded by the rivers Chambal in the South and Banas in the
North. The park possesses six man made lakes and many perennial streams
winds through the entire park. The Ranthambore National Park has internal
drainage and has no connection with any river system, despite two rivers
bound the Park in its north and south side.
rajasthan in the northwestern part of India.
The park experiences drastic variations in climatic
conditions. The temperature range is extreme with the mercury dipping to
around 2 degrees centigrade in the winters and rising all the way up to 47
degrees centigrade in the summers.
Travel Tips :
Consult the doctor before you start your trip. Verify
that you have all the required documents, you may need to enter India and
your desired destination.
Best Time to Visit :
October - March and April - June.
Nearest Town :
International Airport :
At Jaipur at (145 km). Palace on Wheels also runs on this route.
Sawai Madhopur (11 km).
A good network of buses connect
The are excellent accommodation facilities in and around Ranthambore
National Park. There are heritage hotels, hotels & rest houses of the
RTDC. There is one Taj group hotel, which provides world class facilities &
services. The forest rest house, Jogi Mahal inside the park and Hotel
Kamadhenu are few of the hotels maintained by the RTDC. Jhoomer Baori
forests lodge is also managed by the RTDC. These hotels and rest houses are
designed to suit every pocket. There are few local and private accommodation
Venture Into The Ranthambore
After you reach Sawai Madhopur, reserve a jeep or a lorry to explore the
park, because these are the two ways to venture into the park. The
reservation of these can be done at the Project Tiger Office at Sawai
Madhopur. You will be accompanied by a guide there, who will explain you
everything regarding the park. Be careful that you stick to the allocated
route. Separate fees are charged for entrance, vehicle hired, guide and
If you are a true
wildlife lover, then Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary in rajasthan will surely
enthuse you with an enthusiastic diversity of flora and fauna. The landscape
of the Ranthambore National Park is formed of massive rock formations, steep
scarps, perennial lakes and streams and forest suddenly opening up into
large areas of Savannah. The terrain of Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary is a
combination of impregnable forests and open bush land. In comparison to
other sanctuaries, Ranthambore has rich diversity of fauna and flora -
species list comprises of 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12
reptiles including the Marsh Crocodile & amphibians and 30 mammals.
The park area is totally a different world with wide population of ancient
Banyan Trees, Dhok & Pipal trees, clusters of mango trees crisscrossed
with evergreen patches. Being a typical dry deciduous type forest, the park
is mostly populated by Dhok, found through out the region.
Tigers are the pride of Ranthambore National Park. If you are a tiger
watcher then don't miss this destination, as this is best place in the
country to observe them. Apart from that a large numbers of Leopards,
Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Caracals, Common Palm
Civets or Toddy cat, Coomon Yellow Bats, Sloth bears, Black bucks,
Rufoustailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Desert Cats, Fivestriped Palm
Squirels, Hanuman langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, vIndian False
Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Longeared
Hedgehogs, Ratels, Small Indian Mongoose, Indian Mole Rats, Indian
Porcupines, Small Indian Civets and Common mongoose are seen in the park.
Most probably you will be welcomed by a dancing peacock in this section, as
peacock is the most commonly seen bird here. As you go further inside you
will find various other birds in various moods. The varied terrain and
abundance of water bodies, invites an excellent population of birds to the
sanctuary. Ranthambore is home to both resident and migratory birds. There
are about 272 different species of birds found in the Ranthambore National
Park rajasthan. Some of the many varieties of birds seen here are the great
Indian horned owl, various species of eagles such as Bonellis eagle
and the crested serpent, spoonbills, partridge, quail, parakeets,
kingfishers, owls and storks, geese and ducks.
The Reptiles &
The sanctuary is also occupied by several reptiles and fishes. In the
Reptiles section you will find - Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor
Lizards, Tortoise, Banded Kraits, Cobras, Common Kraits, Ganga Soft Shelled
Turtles, Indian Pythons, North Indian Flap Shelled Turtles, Rat Snakes,
Russel's Vipers, Saw-scaled Vipers and the Indian Chamaeleon.
Ranthambore due its numerous water bodies has a relatively large variety of
fish to boast of. These species consist of : Bita (Labio Rohita), Catla
(Catla catla), Greyei (Chhana matulion), Lanchi (Walago auto), Mahseer (Tor
tor), Mirgal (Cirrchinus mrigala), Rohu (Labio rohita), Savank (Chhana
punctatus), Seenghari (Mystus seenghala).
Nearest Attractions from the National park are - Ranthambore Fort (the 10th
century fort) & Jogi Mahal in the park complex. Bakaula, Kachida Valley,
Lakarda and Anantpura are also some place you can visit. You should not miss
them, or should it be said that these destinations are just irresistible.
But don't stick to this place. If you are here for a long trip, then finish
as soon as possible and move towards the other part of rajasthan, as the
entire rajasthan is just mind-boggling. You can go to Jaipur (145 km),
Alwar, Ajmer (the closest one).
When you are coming to Ranthambore National Park you should be aware that
you are on the Golden Triangle Route of India. The Golden Triangle Route of
India possesses the three most amazing destinations of India - Delhi, Agra
and Jaipur. All of these are just irresistible. Agra, the City of Taj Mahal
is very close to Ranthambore National Park. Agra is about 294 km from
Ranthambore. The national Capital New Delhi is about 480 km form here. If
you want more information on Indian History then these are right places for
Ranthambore lies on the Golden Triangle route of India. Hence you may not
face any such problem. The range of transportation is too wide on this
route. The route also offers one of the ten most luxurious trains in the
world - the Palace on Wheels.
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