Ranthambore National Park
At a glance- Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest and most famous national parks in northern India. It is situated in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, covering an area of over 1410 sq.km. with a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Ranthambore National Park is best known for the tiger population and is one of the perfect destinations in India to witness the majestic predators in the jungle living naturally. The park boasts of rich biodiversity with over 539 species of plants grown in the park.
History of Ranthambore National Park
This park was named after the noteworthy Ranthambore Fort, which was built by the Chauhan rulers in the 10th Century. The Ranthambore fort rises 700 feet above the surrounding plains, towering the entire park area. There are three red Karauli stone temples inside the fort, constructed in the 12th century.
Ranthambore National Park lies at the edge of a plateau and is bound in the north and south by Banas and Chambal rivers respectively. The park was an erstwhile hunting grounds for the Maharajas of Jaipur, before the Government of India declared it as a national park in 1980.
What to expect at Ranthambore
The famous National Geographic documentary ‘The World’s Most Famous Tiger – Machli’ was made in this forest by the renowned filmmaker Mr.Nalla Mutthu. It is the only reserve in the region where the Tigers can be easily witnessed at any point in time. This is the reason why Ranthambore is superbly famous for tiger tours.
Apart from the tigers, other big cats such as Jungle Cat, Fishing cat, Caracal, and Leopard have been spotted in Ranthambore. The fauna of Ranthambore also includes Jackal, Striped Hyena, Sloth bear, Palm civet, desert fox and varied species of deer such as antlers, sambhar, chital (spotted deer) and antelopes.
Getting to Ranthambore
The closest airport to Ranthambore is the Sanganer airport in Jaipur, located at a distance of 160 km. Sawai Madhopur railway station is the nearest railway station to Ranthambore National park and is 10 km away from the park. Ranthambore is well connected by road to Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, and Delhi.
Best time to visit Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore national park is open throughout the year, with the government recently deciding to keep the park open also in the monsoon period. The months from October to April, just after the monsoon and before the onset of summer, are considered the best time to visit the national park.
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