The Ranthambore National Park is one of the major wildlife attraction spots which has attracted many wildlife photographers as well as visitors who are attracted towards nature and wildlife. The Ranthambore National Park is famous for its Tiger Reserve which is settled in one of the best location in India.
The Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest and the most well known National Park in the Northern India. The Ranthambore National Park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district which is in southeastern Rajasthan. It is located approximately 180 km from Jaipur. It is considered the famous and the former hunting grounds of Maharajas of the region of Jaipur. The Ranthambore National Park is one of the major wildlife attraction spots which has attracted many wildlife photographers as well as visitors who are attracted towards nature and wildlife.
The Ranthambore National park has an area covered 392 sq km which has some of the nearby attractions such as the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary. The Ranthambore National Park is famous for its Tiger Reserve which is settled in one of the best location in India.
Why to Visit
The National Park is attracted towards its wide variety of flora and fauna. The Ranthambore National Park is rich in flora and has 300 different variety of plant species. The plantation out here is dry deciduous due to scanty rainfall in this region. The Ranthambore reserve comprises of lakes, steep hills, plateaus, steep hills, narrow valleys and the alongside dry region plantation. The Dok is one of the major trees found in this region which is constituted in the 80% of vegetation cover in this region. Some of the other most prominent trees are Banyan, Pipal and Neem are some of the medicinal plants. Fruit trees such as Mango, Indian Blackberry, Tamarind, and Chhila are also found in this region.
Apart from the nature display, the important wildlife in this region covers a lot of animals such as leopards, caracal, leopard cat, fishing cat, jungle cat, sloth bear, striped hyena, jackal, desert fox, palm civet, common mongoose, crocodiles, gazelle, blue bull, sambar deer, spotted deer and pythons. Ranthambore National Park is also famous for its wide variety of birds such as the cormorant, painted spurfowl, sarus crane, bronzed winged Jacana, sandpiper, kingfisher, nightjar, painted sandgrouse, great horned owl and some of the winter migratory birds.
Tips for Visitors
- Rules and Regulations of the National Park should be followed by the visitors.
- Follow Instructions of the Forest Officials.
- Maintain Silence and Discipline in the Park.
- Wear light clothes in summer and winters there should be jackets, mufflers, and caps.
- Maintain a safe distance from wild animals.
- Take care of small children.
- Music Instruments should not be taken inside.
- Smoking is prohibited inside the National park.
- Do not feed wild animals, the food you consume might be harmful to them.
- Do not use any strong perfumes inside the National Park.
- Photography is allowed but using a flashlight is strictly prohibited.
- Overspeeding of vehicles is strictly prohibited.
The best attractions nearby the Ranthambore National park are the Ranthambore Fort which is a majestic Fort in the Ranthambore National park. The Trinetra Ganesh Temple of Lord Ganesha, the Jogi Mahal, the Padam Lake, the Rajbagh Lake, the Malik Lake, the Kachida Valley, the Raj Baghin Ruins, Lakarda, Pakola and Anantpura, the Akaula Region, Village Women Craft, the Wild Dragon Adventure park, the Ranthambore School of Art, and the Surwal Lake
How to Reach
The Ranthambore National park is located in the Sawai Madhopur Region of Rajasthan. One can reach the Ranthambore National park as Jaipur is the nearest airport. The Park is located approximately 180 km from the Jaipur city. Railways are also well connected to the Jaipur City from Delhi and some other important cities of India. The Sawai Madhopur route is well connected via roadways from Jaipur via taxi services.
Charges and Timings
Opening and closing hours of Park and Safari Timing
- From 1st October to 31st October is 7 am to 10.30 am.
- From 1st November to 31st January is 7 am to 10.30 am.
- From 1st February to 31st March is 6.30 am to 10 am.
- From 1st April to 15th May is from 6 am to 9.30 am.
- From 15th May to 30th June is from 6 am to 9.30 am.
- From 15th May to 30th June is from 3.30 pm to 7 pm
- From 1st October to 31st October is 2.30 pm to 6 pm
- From 1st November to 31st January is 7 pm to 5.30 pm
- From 1st February to 31st March is 2.30 pm to 6 pm
- From 1st April to 15th May is from 3 pm to 6.30 pm
Charges of Safari
Indians: INR 1800 per person
Foreigners: INR 2800 per person
Indians: INR 1250 per person
Foreigners: INR 2350 per person
*Charges and timings are subject to change