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ranthambore national park

A Few Must Know Facts
Ritco Tours» Area : The Ranthambore National park is spread over an area of 392 sq-km in eastern Rajasthan, at the meeting point of Aravali hill ranges and the Vindhya plateau.

» Climate : The park has extreme climate. Summer temperature shoots up to 47 degree centigrade and in winters the temperature dips around 2 degree centigrade. The park receives scanty rainfall in the months of July and August.

» When to Visit : The ideal time to visit the Ranthambore national park is October - March and April - June.

» Nearest Access : The nearest town from the park is Sawai Madhopur, around 11km.

A Rendezvous With Ranthambore
Famous for its tigers and picturesque surroundings, Ranthambore National Park is situated in the eastern part of Rajasthan, where the Aravali Hill ranges and the Vindhya plateau meets each other. At a distance of about 11 km from Sawai Madhopur, which is also the nearest town from the park, this national park 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.

Bounded by the rivers Chambal in the South and Banas in the North, the Ranthambore National Park was once the hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur. There are six man made lakes within the park and many perennial streams meander through the entire park. 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.

Sightseeing in Ranthambore
Ritco Tours» The Flora : 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.

» The Fauna : The park is famous for the tigers, hence generally tourists come here to see the tigers in the natural habitat. Ranthmabhore is saidn to ber the best destination in the world to watch the tigers in the natural habitat. Apart from the tigers, a large numbers of Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common Palm Civets or Toddy cat, Black bucks, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Hanuman langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Small Indian Mongoose, Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines and Common mongoose are found roaming in the park.

» The Avifauna : 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 Bonelli’s eagle and the crested serpent, spoonbills, partridge, parakeets, kingfishers, owls and storks, geese and ducks.Besides these, you will also come across several reptiles and fishes.

The Park Trip
Reserve a jeep or a lorry to move around the park. A good network of gravel tracks crisscross the park and safaris are undertaken in open-sided jeeps driven by ranger.

Excursions from Ranthambore
Additional Attractions near the national park are - Ranthambore Fort (the 10th century fort) & Jogi Mahal in the park complex. You can also travel to Jaipur (145 km), Alwar, Ajmer (the closest one).

Getting There
Ritco Tours» Airport : The nearest airport is at Jaipur around 145 km away. Palace on Wheels also runs on this route.

» Railways : The park is located a mere 15 km from the large town of Sawai Madhopur, also the nearest railhead. Some important train connections are Golden Temple Mail (Mumbai-Sawai Madhopur-Dehradun) and Intercity Express ( Delhi-Indore).

» Road : Ranthambore is on the main Delhi-Mumbai route. Taxis and buses are easily available at Jaipur airport. A good network of buses connect Sawai Madhopur to rest of Rajasthan and India.

» Private Vehicles : Book with us for a comfortable journey to the park. Our fleet of vehicles functional all over India will make your trip more luxurious and comfortable.

Anchoring In Ranthambore
Ranthambore National Park, the land of Tigers and some rare species of animals, is a delight for any nature lover. It is one of the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries in India. It offers some of the most enchanting views with two rivers abounding it in the north and the south. It has a diverse flora and fauna along with different kinds of trees like the Banyan, Peepal and Mango tree, etc. Ranthambore is definitely the ultimate wildlife destination to be, but one should keep a few things in mind, before coming to this park. One should carry light cotton garments while visiting Ranthambore national park during the hot summer months and woolens are suitable for the winters, as the park is located in a tropical region. Apart from this, while visiting the park take care of the cleanliness of the park and do not disturb the animals. You should also pay the entry charges for hired vehicle, guide and photo equipment, separately. These can be reserved at the Project Tiger office in Sawai Madhopur.

Ritco ToursTo reach Ranthambore National Park, take a taxi or a bus from the Jaipur airport or the Sawai Madhopur Railway station or from any other part of Rajasthan. We are there at every footstep of yours to make your trip worthwhile. we have a fleet of cars and coaches that offer personalized services, making sure that your tour to this wonderful park becomes one of the most remembered tours.

The accommodation available in and around Ranthambore National Park is excellent. There are heritage hotels, hotels & rest houses of the RTDC. There are several luxury, deluxe and budget hotels to provide world class facility to the tourists of all kind.

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