About National Park
Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest national parks in northern India. It is situated 14 kilo Meters from Sawai Madhopur district and about 180 kilo Meters from Jaipur of southeastern Rajasthan in India. Being considered as one of the best place to view the powerful majestic predator Indian Tiger in the jungle. Ranthambore National Park is major wildlife tourist attraction and pulled attention of wildlife lover and photographers. Ranthambore National park is surrounded by the Vindhyas and Aravalis hill range and Ranthambore Tiger Reserve spread over an area approx 1410.64 sq.km including core and buffer area..
The Ranthambore National Park is covered by dry deciduous type of vegetation and has about 300 species of trees and plants, with the Dhok (Anogeossis pendula) dominating the vegetation. The flora of this natural place consists of Tamarind (Tamarindicus indica), Babul (Accasia nilotica), Mango (Magnifera iIndica), Banyan (Ficus benghalensis), Dhak or Chila (flame of the forest), Ber (Zizyphus mauritania), Kadam (Authocephalus cadamba)Date (Phoenix sylvestris), Khair (Accacia catechu), Kakera (Flacourtia indica), Mohua (Madhuca indica), Karel (Capparis decidua), Neem (Azadirachta indica) etc.
The wildlife consists of leopard, wild boar, nilgai, sambar, sloth bear, striped hyena, southern plains gray langur, rhesus macaque and chital.
The different amphibian species include the common frogs and the Common Indian Toad. The varied species of reptile include Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor Lizards, Banded and common Kraits, the Indian Chamaeleon Soft Shelled Turtles, North Indian Flap Shelled Turtles, Tortoise, Rat Snakes, Cobras, Russel's Vipers, Indian Pythons and the Saw-scaled Vipers.
Hotels in Ranthambore
RTDC Hotel Vinayak
Ranthambhore National Resort
Ranthambhore Heritage Haveli Resort, and many more.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit this national park is between October and June. The park remains closed rest of the months.
How to Reach Ranthambore
Ranthambore is one of the foremost wildlife destinations in India. The national park at Ranthambore boasts of a variety of species of birds and animals but the prime attraction is of course the tiger. The lure for watching tigers in their natural habitat remains the biggest draw for tourists from across the world.
Ranthambore National Park is located on the edge of sleepy little village of Sawai Madhopur, which serves as the gateway to reach Ranthambore. So, once you have reached Sawai Madhopur, be assured that Ranthambore is only some 15km away.
The nearest airport is in Jaipur, which is only a four-hour-drive from Ranthambore. Jaipur is an important domestic airport, linked to the major cities like Delhi and Mumbai.
The nearest township of Sawai Madhopur is only 15km away from Ranthambore. One can reach Sawai Madhopur from Delhi, Jaipur or Agra.
The nearest railhead from Ranthambore is Sawai Madhopur. Many important trains service this station linking it to cities like Jaipur and Delhi.