Ranthambore Wildlife Guide

Best wildlife parks in Rajasthan. It is famous for project tiger, Ranthambore has become one of the finest places to view tigers. The park is open from 1st October till 30th June.

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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 sanctuary area, 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 Tiger". 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 and poaching. 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.


Nearest Town- Sawai Madhopur, situated on the Delhi - Mumbai railway line and also linked with Jaipur and Agra by rails.

Visit Timings Of Ranthambore

1) Between October To March: 6.00 am - 9.00 am & 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm"
2) Between April To June: 6.30 am - to 9.30 am & 3.30 pm - 6.00 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.


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.


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