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Location: Sawai Madhopur District, Rajasthan
National Park Area: 392 square kilometer
Tiger Reserve Area: 1334 square kilometer
Nearest City & Railway Station: Sawai Madhopur, 11 km away
Nearest Airport: Jaipur, 180 km away
Established: 1980
Known for: Royal Bengal Tigers
Best Season: From November to March
Closed: Monsoon Season (July – August)

About Ranthambhore National Park

Ranthambhore is one of the most popular national parks and tiger reserves in India. Located in Sawai Madhopur district of northern Indian state of Rajasthan, it is one of the largest national parks in northern India. Ranthambore was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in the year of 1955 by the Government of India. In the year of 1973, the sanctuary was declared one of the Project tiger reserves of India. It got the status of national park in the year of 1980. In the year of 1991, adjacent forests of Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary were merged into tiger reserve.

Ranthambhore National Park is well known for good population of royal Bengal tigers. It is one of the best places in India where tigers can be spotted even during the daylight. The park with rich flora and fauna has been very popular among wildlife enthusiasts coming from different parts of the world. It has become India’s one of the most sought after destinations for wildlife tourism and jungle activities such as wildlife viewing, birding, safari rides and nature walk. There are many lakes inside the jungle of Ranthambhore. It is also the site of India’s second largest banyan tree. There is a historic Ranthambore Fort inside the jungle.

Flora and Fauna in Ranthambhore National Park

Ranthambhore National Park has rich flora and fauna. It attracts nature lovers, wildlife lovers and wildlife adventure seekers from all over the world. The flora of this park is represented by 539 different species of flowering plants. The park is home to a variety of different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, trees and plants. Major animals found at this park are tigers, leopards, blue-bulls, wild dogs, wild boar, striped hyenas, spotted deer, sambar, sloth bear, etc. The majestic royal Bengal tigers can be spotted at this park wandering or basking under the sun. Jeep safari is the most recommended way to explore the Ranthambhore Wildlife Sanctuary and its attractions.

Access from Airport Access From Airport

Jaipur (165 km) is the nearest airport which is conveniently connected by Indian Airlines flights from Delhi (6:05, daily), Mumbai (15:30, daily) and Kolkata (15:45, daily). Jet Airways also connect Mumbai and Delhi to Jaipur through daily flights.




Access From Railways Access From Railways

The Park is around 12 km from Sawai Madhopur railway station, on the Delhi-Bombay trunk route. Daily trains which connect the place to Delhi include Intercity Exp. (22:15), Golden Temple Mail (7:15), Paschim Exp. (16:55), Mewar Exp. (19:00), Dehradun Exp. (21:45) and FZR BCT Janta (13:30). Trains from Mumbai include Golden Temple Mail (21:25), Paschim Exp. (11:35), BCT JP Exp. (18:50), Dehradun Exp. (22:25) and FZR Janata Exp. (7:25). Other trains are from Bangalore the Jaipur Exp. (11:15, Thu, Sat) and from Chennai, Jaipur Exp. (17:30, Tue, Fri, Sun).



Access by RoadwaysAccess From Roadways

A good network of buses connect Sawai Madhopur with quite a few areas around. To reach by road from Jaipur, take the NH12 to Tonk via Sanganer and state highway to Ranthambore via Uniara and Sawai Madhopur. It will be better to go by train, since private vehicles are not allowed inside the park
Travel Tips For Visiting the National Park

Follow the rules, for e.g., do not walk around if you are not permitted to do so

• Do not disturb the animals during day time as most of the nocturnal animals sleep during day time.

• Do not try to irritate the animals or make them angry by teasing them.

• Wear clothes in shades of brown and green as they are less disturbing to the environment.

• Avoid wearing perfumes and do not smoke in restricted areas.

• Animals are extremely weary of the human voice. Don’t make noise, don’t play music and please don’t honk car horn.

• Take official guides along with you on the park trip.

• Do not smoke inside the park.

• Picking of plants and insects is strictly prohibited.

• Wear loose fitting and simple clothes that blend with the park surroundings.

• For the safety of the visitors, walking and hiking within the vicinity of the park is not allowed.

• Camping and picnicking is not allowed within the park.

• Carry plenty of water along with you.

• Carry Personal medication and insect repellent.

• Carry Binoculars, Cameras, film rolls and Flashlight along with books and other reading material.

• Do not use flash or intrusive photography.

• Don’t leave behind any litter and plastic bags are big hazards for animals.

• Comfortable walking shoes are appropriate than the fashionable ones.

• For winter travel heavy woolens are a must especially for open jeep safaris. Cottons are apt for summer months.

• Rain Gear is essential for the monsoons and the last

• Find about the habits of the animal you want to see to avoid disappointment.

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