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Ranthambore National Park

About The Park

In a bygone era, Ranthambhore was the favorite hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Now, its name is synonyms with wildlife conservation and project Tiger which was started in 1973. Ranthambore national park is located in Eastern Rajasthan in Sawai Madhopur District. It is situated between the Aravali and Vindhyan hill ranges covering an area of approximately 400 sq Km. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and got the status of a National Park in 1981. Undoubtedly, one of the finest Tiger preserves in the country, Ranthambore offers excellent sighting opportunities which would delight any avid photographer. For a professional or amateur photographer, the park offers ample photo shoot sites and a wide expanse to click some fabulous photographs.

Ranthambore National park is a wildlife aficionado and photographer's dream. It offers superb lodging/housing, internal transport services and remains open every year from October to Mid June.

The park is dotted with ruins of old havalies and forts from a long-gone period which gives it a matchless essence of wildlife, olden times and nature. You can overlook the park from a huge fort which is sited on a hill top. There are 6 man made and a number of natural watering holes which are dotted along the park , these provide some much needed relief to the wild animals from the sweltering heat. These water bodies are perfect for sighting wild animals as they roam around freely in their natural habitat. Ranthambore National Park has to its credit the most number of sightings of Tigers in their innate environment. Some visitors to the park have had an amazing experience of viewing a hunt in progress. Due to its sparse landscape, your line of sight is extended in all directions which makes it easier to spot wild animals in their natural environment.

Ranthambore is dotted with trees of various kinds, the primary among them are clusters of Dhok, Pipal, Mango and ancient Banyan Trees. You would find a varied terrain from vast areas of bush land, open Savannah, thick forests which form an ideally place for wild animals to flourish. The most common tree found in Ranthambore National Park is Dhok; a major area of the park is covered with this variety of tree. The park is home to 300 species of trees, 52 water shrubbery, 270 species of birds, a dozen varieties of reptiles, Marsh Crocodile and about 35 mammals. The Tiger is the most sought after and photographed animal of the park, in other words, the star attraction. A sizeable number of other animals like Chital, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Nilgai, Sambar, Gazzelle, Monitor Lizards, Wild Boars, Mongoose can also be seen in the park. Ranthambore National Park has an amazing ecosystem which is as of now not affected by our interference. A visit to Ranthambore would be a journey that you will remember for a long time and for sure, comeback asking for more. That’s A Promise.

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Best Time To Visit: - The best time to visit Ranthambore National Park is from October till June. This is the ideally time for sighting wildlife and enjoying the natural beauty of the park. The park remains closed for visitors between June end till September.

Recreational Activities:-
Adventure sports activities like treks, rappelling and nature walks can be planned. Jeep safaris can be arranged on a prior notice. Ranthambore National Park is a hub for adventure sports and adventure tourism.

Visitation Timings:-

1. October-March: - Morning is 6 AM Till 9 AM – Evening is 3 PM Till 6 PM

2. April – June: - Morning is 6:30 AM Till 9:30 AM – Evening is 3:30 PM Till 6:30 PM

Things To Know:-
During the winter months (November-February) it is recommended that you carry some woolen clothes as the early mornings and evenings are chilly. During the summer months light cotton clothes are suitable as the weather is on the hotter side. There is an entry fee for the vehicle, photo equipment and guide that enters the park along with you. For a hassle free visit, it is recommended that reservations be made in advance at the Project Tiger office in Sawai Madhopur.

How To Get There:-

Ranthambore National Park is located at a distance of 480 Km from Delhi. Sawai Madhopur is the nearest town. Jaipur is at a distance of 180 Km from the park. A good network of buses connects the park with some major cities of the region. Taxies can be hired to reach the park.

The Sawai Madhopur railway station is located 11 Km away on the Delhi-Mumbai highway. Listed below are the distances from some major cities in India.
Kota - 106 km ,Jaipur - 134 km, Delhi - 363 km, Agra - 226 km, Bombay 1029 km.

The nearest airport is located in Jaipur and Kota. The nearest international airport is located in New Delhi.

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