Ranthambore National Park (established 1980)
One of the largest national parks in north India, Ranthambore is the wildlife paradise for most of the nature lovers. It is the place where one can find the tremendous amount of tiger species, an exotic land for the specific tiger tours which is called the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.
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The Sawai Madhopur district area of southeastern Rajasthan is the place to explore the widest ranges of tiger species. The park is 110 km away from north east of Kota and is 130 km southwest of Jaipur.
Established in 1955, as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary, the park was declared as the Project Tiger Reserve in the year 1973. In 1980, Ranthambore was declared as the national park.
With an area of 1334 sq km, Ranthambore is enlarged by including the neighboring sanctuaries including Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary in 1991.
Longitude: From 76-23-00 E to 76-39-00 E
Latitude: From 25-54-00 N to 26-12-00 N
Average Rainfall: 800mm
Temperature: Min 4, Max 47 (deg. cel.)
Flora in Ranthambore
With dry deciduous types of vegetation, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve brings around 300 species of floras at its explicit areas. Seasonally these deciduous varieties bring lush foliages around the corners of the reserve with Anogeissus pendula forests - a dominant tree species. However, mix deciduous elements could be seen in the valleys and along water bodies. The Flora of the Park is represented by 539 species of flowering plants.
Fauna in Ranthambore
Ranthambore is basically known for the presence of ample amount of tiger species. This makes an easy tiger safari tour for the keen tiger lovers. Along with that the other major wild species makes this ranges more flourished for an amazing safari tour. The other wild species along with the majestic tigers one can find here are leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles.
The hottest climate in Ranthambore can be witnessed in the months of April and June and this is the time when most of the wildlife photographers and wildlife enthusiasts will throng to this land and can witness maximum amount of wild species gazing.
Winter season is totally opposite to the summer time especially from November to February. Morning drives in the park can be very freezing and even if you wear many layers of cloths, they can be insufficient for you. Day time remains pleasant during winters and you can even enjoy the outing.
Wildlife Safari in the Ranthambore National Park:
|Winter Timing||Summer Timing|
|Morning: 07:30 hrs
Evening : 15:00 hrs
|Morning: 10:30 hrs
Evening : 17:30 hrs
|Morning: 06:30 hrs
Evening : 16:00 hrs
|Morning: 09:30 hrs
Evening : 18:30 hrs
Hotels & Resorts in Ranthambore National Park
|Tiger Den Resort|
Tiger Den Resort is situated on the edge of ranthambore national park, over an area of 5 acres ,it is a place which refreshes your scenic senses. surrounded among the majestic Aravali Hills, covered with lavish flora and fauna.
|Tiger Moon Resort|
Tiger Moon Resort is ideally situated in close proximity to the Ranthambhore National Park in Sawai Madhopur. The resort offers secure and comfortable accommodation for all the animal and nature lovers visiting the wildlife park.
|The Hammir Wildlife Resort|
Hammir Wildlife Resort is located on Ranthambhor road on the way to the national park, near Sawai Madhopur. It is 185 km from Jaipur.
|Sher Bagh, Ranthambore|
This one is meant to spoil you silly! Tents that seem out of an exotic movie with treasure chests and antique marvels. The beds are actually specially designed to give your body the perfect support and relax you almost instantly.
|Sawai Madhopur Lodge|
Set over 12 acres of spacious gardens. A 20-minute drive from the Ranthambore National Park. the Lodge is 1 km from the Sawai Madhopur Railway Station which is on the main line with connectivity to India's capital,
|The Pugmark Resort|
Spread over 5 acres the Pugmark, Ranthambore is located near the forest reserve in a quiet corner away from the main road. A beautifully done artificial cave complete with rock formations.
|Dev Vilas Heritage Resort|
Welcome to Dev Vilas resort, your abode during your visit to Ranthambhore National Park. The inspiration behind this venture is my mother Dev Kumari, to honor the strength and confidence instilled in me by her.
|Oberoi Vanyavilas Resort|
Nestling in the natural beauty of the wilds, The Oberoi Vanyavilas is India's leading luxury jungle resort on the edge of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.
|Ranthambhore Forest Resort|
Ranthambhore Forest Resort is the ultimate in comfort and hospitality. Spread over five acres, the Resort borders the lush green forest, behind which mountains provide a unique backdrop.
The Ranthambhore Bagh opened in 1998 as a modest 12-room resort for travelers looking out for an experience in the Ranthambhore National Park. The following the resort added luxury tents, with all the facilities that a modern day traveler needs.
Ranthambore Regency is set amidst 2 acres of lush green lawns, offering 20 super deluxe air-conditioned rooms, 10 air-conditioned cottage rooms, a suite, a spacious lobby and a well-stocked bar.
|Tiger Safari Resort|
Tiger Safari Resort is a blend of superb architecture. It is superbly designed, superbly built and superbly landscaped. It has large airy rooms with immaculately designed furniture, luxurious bathrooms, splendidly sweeping balconies.
Hotel Raj Palace that treats you with royalty during your sojourn to see the royal tigers in the splendour of their natural habitat. At Raj Palace, your spirits will soar as your comforts will be looked after with luxury.
The first impression is of sheer space. As tents go, this is huge, set on a raised concrete plinth measuring 12m x 12m. The covered area totals 108 square meters- the size of a small apartment.
|Nahargarh Fort Heritage Resort|
Nahargarh is built in the style of a traditional Rajput hunting palace. Air conditioned rooms on the first floor have individual courtyards and en-suite facilities.The rooms are huge and offer spacious and luxury accommodation.
Hotel Anurag Resort is one of the finest resort; it lies in the close proximity of the National Park. It is surrounded by picturesque beauty on all sides. Its blissful location attracts numerous travelers to this resort.
The Ankur Resort, Ranthambore consists of 15 beautifully furnished rooms with wall-to-wall carpet, attached toilets with hot and cold running water, fully electronic EPABX system.
|Hill View Resort|
Ranthambore National Park Wildlife Tour Packages
|Tour Name||Wildlife and Tiger Tour|
|Duration||14 Nights & 15 Days|
|Destinations Covered||Delhi - Bharatpur - Sariska - Ranthambore - Agra - Umaria - Bandhavgarh > Umaria - Delhi|
|Tour Name||Tiger, Taj and Culture Tour India|
|Duration||14 nights & 15 days|
|Destinations Covered||Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Jhansi - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Delhi|
|Tour Name||Wildlife India and Nepal|
|Duration||14 nights & 15 days|
|Destinations Covered||Delhi - Kathmandu - Chitwan - Kathmandu - Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi|
|Tour Name||Taj Tiger With Bird Watching|
|Duration||09 nights & 08 days|
|Destinations Covered||Delhi - Sariska - Ranthambhore - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi|
|Tour Name||India Wildlife Special Tour|
|Duration||13 nights & 14 days|
|Destinations Covered||Delhi - Sariska Tiger Reserve - Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - Agra - Corbett National Park - Dhikala - Delhi|
|Tour Name||Meeting with Indian Tiger|
|Duration||08 nights & 09 days|
|Destinations Covered||Delhi - Sawai Madhopur - Ranthambhore Natioanl Park - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - Bandhavgarh national park - Delhi|
|Tour Name||Wildlife Tour Ranthambore|
|Duration||09 nights & 110 days|
|Destinations Covered||Delhi - Ranthambore National Park - Delhi|
|Tour Name||Wildlife and Rajasthan Special India|
|Duration||27 Nights & 28 Days|
|Destinations Covered||Mumbai - Nagpur - Kanha - Bandhavgarh National Park - Agra - Bharatpur - Sawai Madhopur - Ranthambore National Park - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Delhi - Corbett National Park - Delhi|
|Tour Name||Best of India With the Tiger|
|Duration||14 nights & 15 days|
|Destinations Covered||Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore Tiger Reserve - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - Agra - Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi|
|Tour Name||Tiger Watching Tour With Golden Triangle|
|Duration||05 nights & 06 days|
|Destinations Covered||Delhi - Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi|
Wildlife in Ranthambore National Park
Tigers are the most famous animal in Ranthmabore national park,These tigers are so accustomed to human presence that they are known to even hunt in broad daylight in full view of gaping tourists.
Other major wild animals in Ranthambore national park includes the Leopards, Jungle cats, Desert Cats, Chinkara, Chital, Nilgai, Striped Hyenas, langurs, Indian Wild Boar, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Coomon Yellow Bats, Sambar deer, Mongoose, Indian Porcupines, Indian Flying Foxes, Fivestriped Palm Squirels, Jackals, Common mongoose, Indian Foxes¸ Longeared Hedgehogs, Macaques Caracals, and Rufoustailed Hare.
Birding in Ranthambore National Park:
Ranthamnbore national park is also a paradise for bird watchers the major birds found in ranthambore national park are Indian Gray Hornbills, Kingfishers, Eagles, Woodpeckers, Asian Palm Swift¸ Owl, Bee Eaters, Bitterns, Pigeon, Dove, Graylag Goose, Wood Shrikes, Finches, Egrets, Sparrows, Ioras, Flycatchers, Wagtails, Crows, Orioles, Cuckoo-Shrikes, Flamingos, Cormorants, Great Crested Grebe, Snipes, Cuckoos, Bulbul, Mynas, Ibis, Herons, Shrikes etc.
Ranthambore National Park Travel Information
By Road : A good network of buses is connected to Sawai Madhopur which is the nearest town to Ranthambore, to all the major cities of Rajasthan. But hiring a car or taxi from Kota can be the convenient option for you.
By Rail : The railway station of Sawai Madhopur is just 11 km away from Ranthambore Park that lies on the Delhi to Mumbai trunk route. So, one can find the best way to reach Ranthambore, via Delhi, Jaipur or Kota.
By Air : Jaipur at 180 km is the nearest airport from Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary.
National Park area : 275 km² core area. 392 km² including buffer zone.
Tiger Reserve area : 1334 km²
Kota Station has a halt of all the trains for 10-15 min and connects Sawai Madhopur with almost 50 trains.
Closest airport is Jaipur at 180 km
Terrain : Dense tropical dry forest, open bush land and rocky terrain interspersed with lakes and streams
Eco-region : Kathiarbar-Gir dry deciduous forests
Best Season : From November to March
Closed : Monsoon season (July - August)