In the last 5 years, Ranthambore
has become one of the finest places to view tigers, the tigers in Ranthambore
have been rewritting their own natural history. This area, afragile paradise
set between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges is about 340 Kms. from Capital
of India, Delhi.
The National Park is bounded by the rivers Chambal in the South and the
Banas in the North. Pure stands of the Dhok interspersed with open grasslands
of the plateaus, six large lakes - Gilai Sagar, Mansarovar, Malik talao,
Raj Bagh and Padam Talao with in the National Park.
Ranthambore National Park is in Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan.
Located at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill range, this is
one of the finest places to view animals, especially as they are used
to being stared at here.The park covers an area of Approximately 400 sq
Km and if combined it with the area of sawai man singh
, it is around 500 Sq km.
Ranthambore national park was in year 1957 it is declared a wildlife sanctuary
and in 1974 it gained the status of protection of "Project
". It got it's status of a National
Park in 1981
There are many water bodies located all over the park, which provide perfect
relief during the extremely hot summer months for the forest inhabitants.
A huge fort, after which the park is named, towers over the park atop
a hill. There are many ruins of bygone eras scattered all over the jungle,
which give it a unique, wonderful and mixed flavour of nature, history
and wildlife.Tigers at Ranthambore National park have been known to even
hunt in full view of human visitors. These tigers are famous for being
seen in the day time too, due to their lack of fear of human presence
in vehicles. This lack of fear of humans is excellent for tourists, as
they get to see the tigers often. The elegant Ranthambhore fort called
the Jogi Mahal is now the forest rest house.
This National park is a wildlife enthusiast and wildlife photographer's
dream. It offers excellent accommodation and internal transportation
facilities. The park remains open every year from October to June. Famous
for the exciting and frequent tiger sightings captured dramatically
in several books, this park is today affected by ecological pressures
It spreads over a highly undulating topography varying from the gentle
to the steep slopes; from flat topped hills of the Vindhayas to the
conical hillocks and the sharp ridges of the Aravalis. An important
geological feature the 'Great Boundary Fault' where the Vindhaya plateaus
meet the Aravali hill ranges, meanders through the reserve.
LOCATION : -
Nearest Town- Sawai Madhopur, situated on the Delhi - Mumbai railway
line and also linked with Jaipur and Agra by rails.
Near by Airports - Jaipur and Kota
Air : - Jaipur at 145 kms is the nearest airport
from Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary.
Rail : - Ranthambore National Park is around
11 kms away from Sawai Madhopur railway station, that lies on the Delhi
to Bombay trunk route.
Road : - A good network of buses connect
Sawai Madhopur, the nearest town from Ranthambore to all the major cities
within the state of Rajasthan.
Park Visitation Timings
"1) Between October To March: 6.00 am - 9.00 am & 3.00 pm -
"2) Between April To June: 6.30 am - to 9.30 am & 3.30 pm -
The park is open from 1st October till 30th June.
Ranthambore National Park will be closed from 01st July till 30th Sep'
for tourist, Due to Monsoon Season every year.
Advisable to carry camera and binoculars.