Ranthambhore National Park

Ranthambhore National Park

Situated 180km from Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan, Ranthambhore National Park is one of the largest and expansive national parks in Northern India. Being home to the majestic and mighty predator Indian Bengal Tiger, Ranthambhore National Park is a popular tourist spot and welcome visitors from all over the world throughout the year. The park is encircled by Vindhyas and Aravalis hill ranges and covers an area of 400 square kilometers while the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve is spread in an area of over 1410sq. kilometers.

The park was initially established as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India and later in 1973, it was announced as one of the Project Tigers reserves in India. On 1st November 1980, the Ranthambhore was declared as a National Park, while the forest cover within the park was named Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary.The hunting grounds of the former Maharajas of Rajasthan, the national park is the perfect place to witness the magnificent Indian Tiger in its dry deciduous habitat along with other species of fauna that attracts many wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Ranthambhore park is also famous for its historic edifices and ruins of some of the historical forts that add to the charm of the place. A gigantic fort after which the park has been named sits atop a hill soaring over the park. The place is also home to some of the most exotic species of birds including the migratory birds which grace the sky during the season.

Explore the area by doing a variety of activities such as animal photography, bird watching, gypsy safari, canter safari, etc. The whole experience of watching royal Tigers roaming freely in the park, an enthralling gamut of diverse species of animals and birds, and the captivating greenery in the park will keep you in awe of its beauty.

Features of the Park

Ranthambore Fort was built in the 10th century at 210 m (700 ft) above the surrounding plain. Inside the fort are three red Karauli stone temples devoted to Ganesh, Shiva and Ramlalaji. There is a Digamber Jain temple of Lord Sumatinath and Lord Sambhavanath. The temples were constructed in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Dominant Flora

Apart from the prominent trees which are Dhok trees, Banyan, Pipal, Neem, Mango, Tamarind, Jamun, Ber, and other medicinal plants, few other floras found in the park are Bulbul, Gum, Gurjan, Kadam, Khair, Khajur, Kakera, Karel, Khimi, Kikar, Mahua, Salar, Kulu, Ronj, Tendu, and others. Lotus and Water Lilies are the prime aquatic flowers found in the park lakes which are draped with Khus grass.Ranthambore is also famous for housing one of the largest banyan trees in India at Jogi Mahal. 

Dominant Fauna

Things to Do in Ranthambore National Park
Safari Bookings

You can book the safari online via the official website of Ranthambore National Park or you can directly go the national park safari booking office and book the tickets on first come first served basis and pay full fees in advance.

Places to See Inside Ranthambore
Climatic Conditions
How to reach

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What are the best resorts to stay in Ranthambore?

Ranthambore has places to stay for tourists with different kinds of budget. The best resorts to stay in Ranthambore are:

  • Juna Mahal
  • Nahargarh Ranthambore Resort
  • The Tigress Resort
  • Tiger Moon Resort
  • Raj Palace Resort

What are the adventure activities to do in Ranthambore?

You can go on a jungle safari, enjoy birdwatching, and go on a hot air balloon in Ranthambore national park.

What is the best time to visit Ranthambore?

The best time to visit Ranthambore is between October to April when the weather is pleasant with days being moderate to cold and nights being lightly chili. It is during these months that you can easily spot Tigers and other animals.

How many days are enough for Ranthambore?

2-3 days are enough for Ranthambore visit. This way you can go on different safaris and explore the park along with other places to visit inside it.

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