Ranthambore National Park
|» Location :
||Near Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan.
|» Nearest Access :
|» Main Wildlife Found :
||Tigers, Leopards, Boars
|» Coverage Area :
|Situated in Eastern
Rajasthan, where the Aravali Hill ranges and the Vindhyan plateau meet
the Ranthambhore National Park was once the hunting preserve of the
Maharajas of Jaipur. The rivers Chambal in the South and Banas in the North
bound the Ranthambore National Park.
Ranthambore National Park is
one of the prime examples of Project Tigers conservation efforts in
Rajasthan. The forests around the Ranthambore Fort were once, the private
hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. The desire to preserve the game
in these forests for sport, was responsible for their conservation, and
subsequent rescue by Project Tiger. Six
man made lakes are the central focus of the park and many perennial streams
criss-cross the entire park.
The Ranthambore National Park has
internal drainage and has no link up with any river system, even though two
rivers bound the Park in its north and south side.
Attractions of Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is famous for its Tigers and is a
favorite with photographers. For a relatively small area, the park has a
rich diversity of fauna and flora - species list includes 300 trees, 50
aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles including the Marsh Crocodile &
amphibians and 30 mammals. For the wildlife savvy, Ranthambore wildlife
sanctuary today offers an intense diversity of flora and fauna. 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.
|» Best Season
to visit Ranthambore National Park
The best visiting season of Ranthambore national park is during
the months of October - March and April to June.
|» Places to
Stay in Ranthambore
Tourists can choose from a range of luxury and budget hotels
for a comfortable stay in Ranthambore besides the star categorised ones like
the Vanyavilla Resort and the Sawai Madhopur Lodge. Other good places to
stay are the 3 star Ranthambhore Bag Hotel and the Tiger Moon Hotel situated
amidst the Aravalli hills.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.
A good network of buses connect Sawai Madhopur,
the nearest town from Ranthambore to all the major cities within the state