One of the most famous and renowned parks of India, Ranthambore National Park is located in Southeastern Rajasthan in the district of Sawai Madhopur. Ranthambhore was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambore became a national park in 1980
Formerly Ranthambore National Park was considered as a hunting ground for Maharaja of Jaipur and has a huge Ranthambore fort inside the park. The tales of kings of the Chauhan dynasty are very famous. The fort is declared as UNESCO World Heritage site and is open for tourism and one can the remnants of the fort and other structures inside the park even today.
Ranthambore National park is surrounded by the Vindhyas and Aravalis hill range and Ranthambore Tiger Reserve spread over an area approx 1410.64 sq.km including core and buffer area. The Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary is also included in this reserve.
Ranthambore National park has a huge variety of animals, birds, and reptiles within it.
Tiger being the keystone species, other mammals include Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears, Blackbucks, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Palm Civets, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines, Long-eared Hedgehogs, Ratels, Small Indian Mongoose and Common mongoose.
The Ranthambhore safari timing change as per seasons and sunrise and sunset.
Morning Jeep: 6.00 A.M to 11.00 A.M. (entry allowed until 8.00 a.m.)
Afternoon Jeep: 3.00 P.M. until 6.00 P.M (entry allowed until 4.30 p.m.)
Closest Airport: Jaipur (160kms)
Closest Railway Station: Sawai Madhopur( 11kms) Kota (114 km)