Near Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan in the
northwestern part of India.
Major Attractions :
Tigers, Leopards, Boars.
Area Covered :
Ideal Time to Visit the Park :
During the months of October - March
and April to June.
Nearest Attractions :
Ranthambore Fort (the 10th century fort) &
Jogi Mahal in the park complex. Bakaula, Kachida Valley, Lakarda and
Anantpura are also some place you can visit.
Some Major Accesses :
Sawai Madhopur (11 km), Alwar, Jaipur (145
Things to Know
is the Ranthambore National Park
The Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan is situated in the eastern part
of Rajasthan, where the Aravali Hill ranges and the Vindhyan plateau meet.
The park falls under the district of Sawai Madhopur, which is also the
nearest town located 11 km from the park.
The Ranthambore National Park was once the hunting ground of the Maharajas
of Jaipur. The rivers Chambal in the South and Banas in the North bound the
Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan India. Six man made lakes are the
central focus of the Ranthambore park and many longlasting streams meanders
through the entire park. The Ranthambore National Park has internal drainage
and has no connection with any river system, even though two rivers bound
the Park in it's north and south side.
The Climate in the Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary
The park experiences drastic variations in climatic conditions. The
temperature range is extreme with the mercury dipping to around 2 degrees
centigrade in the winters and rising all the way up to 47 degrees centigrade
in the summers.
Important Dates in the Ranthambore's History
The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve was declared a wildlife sanctuary in year
1957 and in year 1974 it gained the protection of "Project Tiger".
It received it's status of a National Park in year 1981.
The Ecological System in the
Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary
For the wildlife lovers, Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary Rajasthan offers an
enthusiastic diversity of flora and fauna. The landscape fo the Ranthambore
National Park is formed of massive rock formations, steep scarps, perennial
lakes and streams and forest suddenly opening up into large areas of
Savannah. The terrain of Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary fluctuates between
impregnable forests and open bush land. Ranthambore National Park in
Rajasthan is famous for its Tigers and is a delight treat for the
photographers. For a relatively small area, the park has a rich diversity of
fauna and flora - species list includes 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272
birds, 12 reptiles including the Marsh Crocodile & amphibians and 30
The Flora in Ranthambore National Park
The Ranthambore National Park Rajasthan is dotted with ancient Banyan
Trees, Dhok & Pipal trees, clusters of mango trees and crisscrossed with
evergreen patches. The forest is the typically dry deciduous type, with
Dhok, being the most obvious tree found through out the region.
Apart from Dhok, other species found here are - Am (Magnifera Indica), Imli
(Tamarindicus indica), Babul (Accasia nilotica), Banyan (Ficus
benghalensis), Ber (Zizyphus mauritania), Dhak or Chila (flame of the
forest), Jamun (Syzygium cumini), Kadam (Authocephalus cadamba), Khajur
(Phoenix sylvestris), Khair (Accacia catechu), Karel (Capparis decidua),
Khejda (Prosopis specigera), Kakera (Flacourtia indica), Mohua (Madhuca
indica), Neem (Azadirachta indica), etc.
The Fauna in the Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary
Tigers, the park's pride makes it one of the best places in the country to
observe them. Apart from that a large numbers of Leopards, Striped Hyenas,
Sambar deer, Chital
Common or Hanuman langurs
Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals
Sloth bears, Black Buck
Rufoustailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara,
Common Palm Civets
Toddy cat, Coomon Yellow Bats, Desert Cats, Fivestriped Palm Squirels,
Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles,
Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines, Longeared Hedgehogs, Ratels, Small
Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Civets and Common mongoose are seen in the
The Avifauna in the Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary
Ranthambore national park is also one of the richest reserves in bird
species. Ranthambore, due to its varied terrain and abundance of water
bodies, has an excellent population of birds, resident and migrant. There
are about 272 different species of birds found in the Ranthambore National
Park Rajasthan. The birds in the Park includes a large number of migratory
birds. Some of the many varieties of birds seen here are the great Indian
horned owl, various species of eagles such as Bonelli's eagle and the
crested serpent, spoonbills, partridge, quail, parakeets,
owls and storks, geese and ducks. The most visible bird in Ranthambhore is
the peacock, India's national bird.
The Reptiles in the Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary
Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor Lizards, Tortoise, Banded Kraits,
Cobras, Common Kraits, Ganga Soft Shelled Turtles, Indian Pythons, North
Indian Flap Shelled Turtles, Rat Snakes, Russel's Vipers, Saw-scaled Vipers
and the Indian Chamaeleon.
The Fishes in the Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore due its numerous water bodies has a relatively large variety of
fish to boast of. These species consist of : Bita (Labio Rohita), Catla
(Catla catla), Greyei (Chhana matulion), Lanchi (Walago auto), Mahseer (Tor
tor), Mirgal (Cirrchinus mrigala), Rohu (Labio rohita), Savank (Chhana
punctatus), Seenghari (Mystus seenghala).
Safaris at Ranthambore Wildlife
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Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary Travel
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How to Reach the Ranthambore National Park
Jaipur at 145 km is the nearest airport from
Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary.
Ranthambore National Park is around 11 km away
from Sawai Madhopur railway station, that lies on the Delhi to Bombay trunk
A good network of buses connect Sawai Madhopur,
the nearest town from Ranthambore to all the major cities within the state