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Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

Location: Rajasthan

Main Wildlife Attractions: tigers,Sambar deer,peacock,leopard,chital, sambar, hyena, nilgai, wild boar

Coverage Area: 392 sq.kms.

Established: 1980

Best Time to Visit:November to March

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Established in the year 1955 as a game sanctuary, Ranthambore National Park is one of the most popular places to visit for wildlife lovers. In 1972, the commencement of Project Tiger took place. Ranthambore received the status of a national park in the year 1980. At this point of time, Ranthambore National Park was conferred the status of a tiger reserve in the country. It is spread on an area of 1,334 square kilometers along with its neighboring sanctuaries- the Kaila Devi Sanctuary and the Mansingh Sanctuary.

How to reach Ranthambore National Park

By Air

The nearest airport from Ranthambore is Jaipur, which is about 160 km away.You can arrive in Jaipur by flights from all major cities in India.

By Rail

Sawai Madhopur Railway Station is nearest railway station located 11 km away from Ranthambore National Park.All major trains that links Sawai Madhopur cities like delhi, agra,jaipur etc.

By Road

The closest city to this national park is Sawai Madhopur. A very good network of buses and taxis connect Sawai Madhopur from major cities of Rajasthan delhi(365),jaipur(160),agra(260)

  •  Opened During- The park is opened from 1st October to 30th June
  • Closed During- 1st July to 30th September
  • Visiting Shifts- You can visit the park in two shifts, morning and afternoon from 6:00am to 6:00pm.
  • Video Camera fee – In case, if you carry a camera then it’s free, but for video camera you have to pay Rs. 400.

In this national park, there are some areas earmarked for the tourists where they can stroll at their heart’s will. The rugged topography and the intense deciduous forests are key characteristics of this park. It plays host to one of the most diverse and biggest group of wildlife species. It has also been declared as a heritage site because of the scenic ruins of a fort scattered all around. 

Best Time To Visit

Ranthambore National Park is one of India’s biggest and most popular national parks, well-known for its population of tigers. The hottest period around the park is between the months of April and June and the temperature soars up to as high as 48 degrees celsius. But this is the best time to spot tigers in Ranthambore National Park.

However, most tourists visit the park between November and March, as the heat is bearable. Best time for bird spotting in Ranthambore National Park is during the period between November and February, as a lot of migratory birds build their nests here at this time.

During November to February the temperature dips to as low as 2 degrees celsius at night. The park stays open from 1stOctober to 30th June.  So it is surely not ideal to visit the park between July and September.

Famous For:-Renowned for its population of magnificent Royal Bengal Tigers, Ranthambore National Park is one of the best places to spot tigers in their natural turf. Here you can watch these jungle beasts hunting in their own territory, lazing around in the sun and roaming with grandeur around the lakes.

So, ask for Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, without any further delay. You would definitely cherish your visit to the place.

Safari Rides

 The opening and closing hours of the park vary according to the season, as during winters the days are shorter, so the entries are late and exits are earlier. There are two main options for vehicle safari in Ranthambore National Park-

One is 20 seater open top canter and another is 6 seater open top gypsy. Each ride costs around Rs. 700-800 per person. Rides are given twice a day for maximum three hours, in morning at 6:30 am and 2:00pm in the afternoon. During the ride you can enjoy several zones of the park and explore the dense jungle.