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Ranthambore National Park, India

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Jungle Highlights :Tigers, Leopards, Boars

Situated in Eastern Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park established as a sanctuary in 1959. In 1972 this park comes under Project Tiger. In 1981 Ranthambore was awarded National Park status. Sprawled over 450 sq kms, six man made lakes are the central focus of the park. They work as the main life source of the park. Dotted with lakes and ponds around which the wildlife abounds, Ranthambore, hailed as one of India's finest wildlife sanctuary.
Major wildlife attractions in Ranthambore National Park
With around 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles and 30 mammals Ranthambore National Park is one of the most desired wildlife destinations of India. 300 species of trees and plants you will found in park which include Aam, Imli, Babul, Banyan, Ber, Dhak (or Chila), Jamun, Kadam, Khajur, Khair, Karel, Khejda, Kakera, Mohua and Neem. Undoubtedly, the Tiger is the major attraction of the Ranthambore National Park. There are about 25 tigers and 40 leopards in the reserve. Apart from these other important members of the park are Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Jackals, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Sloth bears, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Macaques, Small Indian Civets and Common mongoose. The reptile population of the park includes Snub 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 total 300 species of birds of the park include Parakeet, Myna, Barheaded Goose, Owl, Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Eagle, Partridge, Pigeon, Flycatcher, Hornbill, Cuckoo, Heron, Sparrow, Vulture and Falcon.

Jeep Safari at Ranthambore National Park

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park
With the daybreak you can embark on Ranthambore National Park. The naturalist guides you through the moments with his expertise. Get lost in an incredible variety of wildlife

Visit Ranthambore Fort - No visit to the Ranthambore National Park is complete you explore the Ranthambore Fort which lies within the park premises. The fort was built around 8th century by the Chauhans. It is one of the biggest attractions of this.

Visit the Lakes - The Padam Talao, Rajbagh Talao and Malik Talao, these three rivers attract a huge number of animals and birds. The Padam Talao houses the Jogi Mahal on its bank. The Rajbagh Talao offers more chances of Tiger sighting. You can spot a large number of crocodile in Malik Talao.

Enjoy Jeep Safari - Since jeep safari is the most comfortable way to venture a wildlife sanctuary, Jeep safaris are hugely popular. A jeep can accommodate a maximum of six people including the driver and the guide, which is compulsory. If you are adventurous enough then you can hire an open gypsy.

Enjoy Canter Trips - If you are visiting with a large group full of gregarious people, then Canters safaris are meant for you. These open vehicles built on the chassis of a truck and can accommodate around 25 people. It is also relatively cheap.

Jungle Resorts in Ranthambore National Park
Whenever anyone planned a trip inside the wild world of India, the first big question comes- where to stay? On your tour to Ranthambore National Park, you will find plenty of options from which you can choose according to your budget and travel need.

Some of the lodges which will offer you a world class living are :-
  • Sherbagh, Tiger Den Resort
  • Tiger Moon Resort
  • Vanya Vilas Resort
  • Ranthambore Regency
  • Dev Vilas
  • Ranthambore Forest Resort
  • The Pugmark Resort Ranthambore
  • Ranthambore Bagh
  • Ranthambore Safari Lodge
  • Hotel Raj Palace etc. are
Important information
The best time to visit- October to June (closed from July to September)
Park Timings -October to March: 06:00 hrs - 09:00hrs & 15:00hrs - 18:00hrs, April to June : 06:30 hrs - 09:30 hrs & 15:30 hrs- 18:00 hrs
Safari Timings : 6:30 to 10:00 Am & 1:30 to 5:30 PM.
Park charges - Entry Fee: Rs. 25 (Indians) & Rs. 200 (foreigners)
Vehicle: Rs. 125, Safari: Rs. 1350, Guide: Rs. 150
Camera: still free & Rs. 200 (video)

Distances from Major cities
Agra - 294
Delhi - 434 km
Mumbai - 851 km
Jaipur - 176 km
Bangalore -1453 km

How to reach Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is well connected with all the major cities in India. This town is just 362 Km from Delhi and well connected by train and by bus. If you want to reach Ranthambore in the easiest way then take a train to Sawai Madhopur. From there you can hire a cab or just take the normal city bus.