Ranthambore

Ranthambore National Park is a world famous & most popular national park in India for Tiger sighting in the wild. Located in Northern India, the park is located in the district of Sawai Madhopur in the south-eastern part of the state of Rajasthan.

Ranthambore is located at a distance of 130 km from the capital city of Rajasthan. In the past, the park was a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur. The lush green beauty and wildlife attractions of this place are quite amazing.

Ranthambore offers a charming ambiance with lovely hills, pretty lakes, rocky smudges, ponds and beautiful ravines. The beauty of the wildlife is superb and seeing them in close proximity gives a thrilling experience to travelers here. This center-piece in the Aravalis provides the perfect setting for a wildlife safari by jeep or truck which is the only option to explore the national park. Animals seen here are the bear, crocodile, sambar and cheetal deer, nilgai and chinkara antilopes, wild boar, mongoose, leopard and the royal Bengal tiger.

Weather

Summer season in Ranthambore: The weather of Ranthambore during the summer is very hot. The highest temperature reaches to 46°C and minimum of 23°C. It is the perfect time to spot the tigers of Ranthambore National Park.

Monsoon season in Ranthambore: The monsoon season at this place starts from July and stays till the month of September. The month of July and august experiences the heavy rainfall which makes the surroundings more beautiful and worth visiting. The temperature decreases substantially from the summer season. The core area of the park remains closed during the monsoon.

Winter season in Ranthambore: The winter season arrives in the month of November and it remains cold till the month of February. The chilly atmosphere can be during the month of December. The minimum temperature drops till 4°C and the maximum goes to 32°C. Tourists enjoy to the fullest during this season.

How to Reach

Ranthambore by Air: Sanganer Airport is the nearest airport and is located at Jaipur. The distance from Jaipur to Ranthambore is about 180 km. Regular flights are available for Jaipur from all major cities of India

Ranthambore by Bus/Rail: Sawai Madhopur is the nearest railway station located at a distance of 10 km. The Sawai Madhopur railway station is well connected from all major cities and towns.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

Ranthambore attractions vary from dense thick green forests to historical forts, which otherwise are reflections of the varied beauty of Rajasthan.

Ranthambore National Park: On the border of Thar Desert, Ranthambore National Park gives you an excellent chance to observe the big cat family in their natural habitat from close quarters. This is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in India and eminent attractions in Ranthambore that has grabbed the attention of wildlife lovers, nature and photo enthusiasts from round the world.

The Ranthambore National Park offers amazing wildlife as well as the ambiance of the place is quite amazing. Major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear, chital and tiger. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. Ranthambore is the site of some of the largest banyan trees in India.

Jogi Mahal: Jogi Mahal is another major attraction of Ranthambore. This is a forest department rest house where travelers use to take rest after a long days exploration. The adjoining Padam Talab is another attraction of the place that leaves travelers amazed by its serene beauty. Next to the Jogi Mahal is an ancient banyan tree, the second largest banyan tree in India.

Ranthambore Fort: This is one of the oldest forts located in Rajasthan. Tourists at this fort can explore the rich history and royalty of the state. The fort comprises tanks, temples, massive gates and walls that make the walk through amazing.

The views of the park from here are fantastic. There is a very important Ganesh temple in this fort. A huge banyan tree greets visitors at the gates of the fort. The tree is believed to be more than 400 years old.

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