The Ranthambore National Park, one of the largest and best known wildlife national parks in India, is famous for its Bengal tigers. Located in the Sawai Madhopur region, about 130 km from the capital of Rajasthan, it was once the hunting territory of the Maharaja of Jaipur. From 1980, it was inserted in Project Tiger, a mission to protect the now endangered species. It covers an area of 392 km² and is composed of vegetation typical of the semi-desert climate.
The attraction of Ranthambhore wildlife
The tiger reigns supreme at Ranthambore. Ranthambore is one of very few places in the world where you can see this superb predator, the symbol of power, strength and beautiful, in the neighborhoods. There are only 25 shots and 40 leopards in the reserve. Tigers can be seen very often in their natural habitats even during the day.
Rivers and birds
Jacanas, black storks and with white necks may be visible in rivers. You can also see other birds including Bonelli’s eagle, partridges; vollailes and also Paradise flay catchers.
Other attractions in Ranthambhore
Ranthambore has a large number of ‘sambar’, ‘chital’, and nilgai ‘. You can see a band of wild boars and chinkara occasionally, not to mention the Indian hares, mangoosts and lizards. The lakes and ponds are in a place where deer gather and also where the animals can easily be seen. Among other local fauna are the leopard, hyena, jackal , crocodiles, jungle cats and the bears.
Live the adventure in Ranthambore
The adventure begins during the day. The open Gypsys bring you into the depths of the Ranthambhore Forest. An incredible variety of fauna live in these forests, the magnificent forest. The Tiger often offers an atmosphere. The mists of the morning unfold the mysteries of nature; naturalists guide you by moments to his competence. At intervals, the jungle is exploded by the cries of animals. Cats are looking for prey; the wildlife show can be best seen at this exciting time in the jungle of India.
This fort stands majestically on a hill overlooking the entire park. Walking is the only way to get there, but the climb is rewarded with a breathtaking view once you arrive. From the fort one can observe eagles, vultures and other birds. Other animals that come to drink can also easily be distinguished near the lakes.
The fort itself is interesting from an architectural and historical point of view if a guide is at your service to describe this monument.
Best Time to Visit
The Wildlife Sanctuary at Ranthambore is open for visitors between October and June. The appropriate time for this trip is in December – April, when the climate is beautiful and there are also many opportunities for a wonderful wildlife tour. March and April are especially months when you can see tigers in common.
How to get there
The nearest airport is in Jaipur (165 kms)
The park is some 12 km away from Sawai Madhopur railway station which is located on the Delhi – Mumbai route. Eitheryou can opt for the Palace on Wheels India which is the famous luxury train offers world-class amenities onboard the train.
There are many private and government buses that connects Sawai Madhopur from Delhi Jaipur and near around.