Ranthambore National Park
Located: Near Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
Main Wildlife:Tigers, Leopards, Boars
Ranthambore National Park Short Review
Ranthambore National park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day. A good time to visit between November and May when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. The Park, which covers an area of nearly 400 sq. km. and is set between the Aravali and Vindhya ranges. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India. Wildlife Attractions in Ranthambore National Park Ranthambore National Park is famous for its Tigers. Species list includes 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles including the Marsh Crocodile & amphibians and 30 mammals.. Tigers, the park's pride makes it one of the best places in the country to observe them. Apart from that a large numbers of Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Gazzelle, Boars, Mongoose, Indian Hare, Monitor Lizards and a large number of birds.
Flora in The Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore forest is dry deciduous with dhok (Anogeissus pendula) trees as the main vegetation which is an important fodder tree for animals. Kulu (Sterculia urens), ronj (Acacia leucophloea), ber (Zizyphus maudrentiana), khimi (Manilkara hexandra), tendu (Diospyrous melanoxylon), polas (Butea monosperma), peepal, mango and banyan are prevalent in Ranthambore. But perhaps the most spectacular is the flame of the forest which blooms in April, enveloping the forest in a spectacular fiery red aura. The four lakes in Ranthambore are surrounded by a numerous species of trees like salar (Boswellia serrata), gurjan (Lannea coromandelica) and gum (Sterculia urens). Among the more fascinating features of Ranthambore are the banyan trees, some of which are known to be at least a 800 years old and are mentioned in ancient texts. Ranthambore can also boasts of the superb specimen of the banyan tree that casts its magnificent canopy behind Jogi Mahal, the old hunting lodge by the lake built in the latter part on the last century by the Maharaja of Jaipur.
Best Time to Visit Ranthambore
The best visiting season of Ranthambore national park is during the months of October - March and April to June.
Park Visitation Timings
1. Between October To March: 6.00 am - 9.00 am & 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm
2 Between April To June: 6.30 am - to 9.30 am & 3.30 pm - 6.00 pm
How to Reach
Air: Jaipur at 145-kms is the nearest airport from Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary.
Rail: Ranthambore National Park is around 11-kms away from Sawai Madhopur railway station, that lies on the Delhi to Bombay trunk route.
Road: A good network of buses connect Sawai Madhopur, the nearest town from Ranthambore to all the major cities within the state of Rajasthan.