||A Few Must Know
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
» 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
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
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 Bonellis 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.