Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Ranthambore National Park, Wildlife Tour India

The Ranthambore National Park

Location: Rajasthan, India
Best Time to Visit: October to April
Area Coverage: 500 sq km
Nearest Town: Sawai Madhopur 11 km
Attractions: The Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats,  Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman langurs, Caracals, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Rufoustailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara,Great Indian Horned Owl, Spoonbills, Partridge, Quail, Parakeets, Kingfishers, Owls and Storks, Kingfishers,  Geese, , Desert Monitor Lizards, Tortoise, Cobras, Banded Kraits,  Common Kraits, Ganga Soft-shelled Turtles, North Indian Flap-shelled Turtles Indian Pythons, , Rat Snakes e.t.c

Climate: Climatic conditions in Ranthambore vary extremely. In winters the mercury dips as low as 2°C, and summers see the mercury shooting up to 47°C.

 Ranthambore National Park : 
Ranthambore National Park is in Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan, India. Located at the intersection of the Aravalli and Vindhya slope run, this is one of the best places to see creatures, particularly as they are accustomed to being gazed at here. The national park covers a territory of Approximately 400 sq Km and whenever consolidated it with the zone of Sawai man Singh asylum area, it is around 500 sq km.
The Ranthambore National Park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1957  &  in 1974 it gained the protection of " Tiger Project ". It got it is status of a National Park in 1981.
There are many water bodies found everywhere throughout the recreation center, which give ideal alleviation amid the incredibly sweltering summer a long time for the woodland occupants. An enormous fortification, after which the recreation center is named, towers over the recreation center on a slope. There are numerous vestiges of former periods dissipated everywhere throughout the wilderness, which give it a novel, magnificent and blended kind of nature, history and untamed life. Tigers at Ranthambore National Park have been known to try and chase in full perspective on human guests. These tigers are renowned for being found in the daytime as well, because of their absence of dread of human nearness in vehicles. This absence of dread of people is amazing for travellers, as they get the chance to see the tigers frequently. This National park is an untamed life aficionado and picture taker's fantasy. It offers brilliant settlement and interior transportation offices. The recreation center stays open every year from October to May. Celebrated for the energizing and successive tiger sightings caught significantly in a few books, this park is today influenced by biological weights and poaching. In Nutshell, Ranthambore National Park is an untamed life lover and picture taker's fantasy. Ranthambore National Park offers excellent accommodation and internal transportation facilities and remains open every year from October to Mid June.
Wildlife Attraction in the Park Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan is a perfect destination offering a rich and diverse collection of flora and fauna for wildlife lovers. Ranthambore National Park is well-known for The  Royal Bengal Tigers. Although covering a smaller area, Ranthambore has a wide range of flora and fauna, which includes 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles, and 30 mammals.

The Ranthambore National Park, Wildlife Tour India

The Ranthambore National Park, Wildlife Tour India

The Ranthambore National Park, Wildlife Tour India

The Flora: The Ranthambore National Park is a dry deciduous forest with Dhok being the most common tree found throughout the region. Other species found here are Mango (Magnifera indica), Tamarind (Tamarindicus ibndica), Banyan (Ficus benghalensis), Ber (Zizyphus mauritania), Babul (Accasia nilotica),  Dhak or Chila (flame of the forest), Jamun (Syzygium cumini), Kakera (Flacourtia indica),  Kadam (Authocephalus cadamba), Khajur (Phoenix sylvestris), Khair (Accacia catechu), Karel (Capparis decidua), Khejda (Prosopis specigera), Mohua (Madhuca indica), Neem (Azadirachta indica), etc.

The Fauna: Royal Bengal Tigers are the main USP of Ranthambore National Park. Apart from these predators, other species include Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar Deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman Langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle Cats, Caracals, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara,  Sloth Bears, Black Bucks, Rufoustailed Hare, Common Palm Civets or Toddy Cat, Desert Cats, Fivestriped Palm Squirrels, Indian False Vampires, Common Yellow Bats,  Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Longeared Hedgehogs, Ratels, Indian Porcupines,  Small Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Civets & Common Mongoose.

The Ranthambore National Park, Wildlife Tour India

The Ranthambore National Park, Wildlife Tour India

The Ranthambore National Park, Wildlife Tour India

The Birds: Due to its varied terrain and abundance of water bodies, Ranthambore is one of the richest reserves in bird species with both resident and migratory birds. India’s national bird, Peacock is the most commonly seen bird here. There are more than 272 different species of birds in Ranthambore, which include The various species of eagles such as Bonelli’s Eagle and the Crested Serpent, Great Indian Horned Owl,  Partridge, Quail, Spoonbills, Parakeets, Kingfishers, Owls and Storks, Geese, and Ducks.

The Ranthambore National Park, Wildlife Tour India

The Reptiles: Reptiles such as Desert Monitor Lizards, Snub-nosed Marsh Crocodiles, North Indian Flap-shelled Turtles, Tortoise, Banded Kraits, Cobras, Common Kraits, Ganga Soft-shelled Turtles, Indian Pythons, Rat Snakes, Russel's Viperse etc.

The Fish: Ranthambore also boasts of having a large variety of fish due to its numerous water bodies. Some of the species are Bita (Labio rohita), Catla (Catla catla), Greyei (Chhana matulion), Lanchi (Walago auto), Mahseer (Tor tor), Mirgal (Cirrchinus mrigala), Rohu (Labio rohita), Savank (Chhana punctatus), and Seenghari (Mystus seenghala).

In & Around Ranthambhore:
Apart from the wildlife of Ranthambore National Park, some other attractions here are Ranthambore Fort (the 10th-century fort) and Jogi Mahal in the park complex. Some must-see destinations close to the park are Bakaula, Kachida Valley, Lakarda, and Anantpura. You can even extend your trip to discover the multi-faceted and picturesque Rajasthan. Getting there

Ranthambore National Park How to reach:

Air: International Airport - Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi Domestic Airport - Jaipur (145 km)

Railways: Sawai Madhopur Railway Station (11 km) which is well connected to major cities.

Train No
Train Name
SEALDAH to Sawai Madhopur Railway Station
13:10 pm

Howrah to Delhi
Howrah to Delhi
19:40 PM


Road: Sawai Madhopur, the nearest town from Ranthambore, is well connected by bus service to all the major cities of Rajasthan.

Ranthambore National Park Entry Fee:

Rs. 562.0 per person Indian (Canter)
Rs. 1302.0 per person Foreigner (Canter)
Rs. 799.0 per person Indian (Gypsy)
 Rs. 1539.0 per person Foreigner (Gypsy)

Ranthambore National Park Safari Time:

Ranthambhor National Park Safari Time
Morning Trip
Evening Trip
1st October to 31st October
6.30 A.M. to 10.00 A.M.
2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.
1st November to 31st January
7.00 A.M. to 10.30 A.M.
2.00 P.M. to 5.30 P.M.
1st February to 31st March
6.30 A.M. to 10.00 A.M.
2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.
1st April to 15th May
6.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M.
3.00 P.M. to 6.30 P.M.
15th May to 30th June
6.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M.
3.30 P.M. to 7.00 P.M.

Ranthambore National Park  Where to stay :

There are excellent accommodation facilities in and around the park with some heritage hotels, hotels and rest houses of RTDC & forest resorts. These hotels and resorts are designed to suit every pocket.

Ranthambore Lodges & Resorts ..
Tiger Den Resort, Tiger Moon Resort, Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Sher Bagh Ranthambore
The Ranthambhore Heritage (1500/-)
Patel Nagar, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001
Phone no-097845 52026, Web-

Rajputana Heritage, Ranthambhore (1200/-)
Vigyan Nagar, Ranthambhore Road,
Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001
Phone no- 094147 26616,

Saini Guest House (1000/-)
Ranthambhor Rd, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322021
Phone no- 099837 17215,

The Tiger Villa (1200/-)
Ranthambhore Road, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001
Phone No- 077278 60917

The Sher Garh Resort (2000/-)
Sherpur, Ranthambhore, Near Ranthambhore jungle,
Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001
Phone no- 07462 252 101,

Ranthambhore Noor Bagh (1500/-)
Sherpur, Rajasthan 322027
Phone no- 077421 54452

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