Ranthambore National Park

Fast Facts of Ranthambore National Park Rajasthan

Location: Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan

Area: Over 1334 square kilometres

Established Year: 1980

Nearest Airport: Jaipur Sanganer International Airport, Jaipur(182 KM)

Nearest City: Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan

Nearest Railway Station: Sawai Madhopur Railway Station(13 KM), Rajasthan

Entry Fee: Rs. 617 for Indian Nationals and Rs. 1357 for foreigners(Updated Price 2019)

Best Time to Visit: October to April

Number of Species: 360 species of birds

Overview of Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park is wildlife sanctuary and biggest tiger reserve in Sawai Madhopur, city of Southeastern Rajasthan in Northern India. It was a former royal hunting ground and home to tigers, marsh crocodiles, sambhar, sloth bear, chinkara, wild boar, and leopard. The park was declared a game sanctuary in 1955 and in 1980 the park attained the status of national park. After the launch of Project Tiger in 1973, the sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve. It is also well known for the magnificent 10th-century Ranthambore Fort and on a hill there is a Ganesh Mandir (Temple). Padam Talao Lake also knows for its abundance of water lilies.

Though Ranthambore is spread over an area of 1334 square kilometres, however the core area is about 400 square kilometres. The park is situated on the eastern side of the Aravalli range. The park derives its name from the Ranthambore fort that overlooks the park. Two rivers rinse the park and there are three lakes inside the park.

Tourist Attractions in Ranthambore National Park

Tigers are the star attractions at the Ranthambore National Park. There are other animals in the park as well that you can watch on your wildlife Tour to Ranthambore. The other animals that you come across include marsh crocodile, sambhar, sloth bear, chinkara, wild boar, leopard, chital, nilgai, mongoose, Jungle cat and monitor lizards.

The park is home to a large number of birds. Over 360 species of birds and raptors are also found here and migratory birds come from Europe and Siberia to Surwal Lake in national park.

Available Safari in Ranthambore National Park

Elephant safari is an excellent way of exploring the park. However, jeep safaris are also available. The chances of sighting a tiger in the park are more during early morning and before dusk. As the predator is most active during morning and evening. The former president of the United States, Bill Clinton spotted a tiger during his visit to Ranthambore National Park in 2000.

Ranthambore National Park Entry Fee

Gypsy price is Rs 974 per person for Indians and Rs 1,714 per person for foreigners. Canter Price is Rs 617 per person for Indians and Rs 1,357 per person for foreigners. Children (0-5) under five years old are free to visit. There are discounts for Indian and international students (if you show college ID). It includes vehicle hire and guide fee of 539 rupees in a gypsy, and 422 rupees in a canter, for both Indians and foreigners. It also includes a safari vehicle fee of 134 rupees in a gypsy and 19 rupees in a canter. Private vehicles are also allowed inside the park but are only permitted to go up to Ranthambore Fort and the Ganesh temple.

Places to Visit Nearby Ranthambore National Park

There are a number of places in and around Ranthambore National Park that you can visit. The most popular place is Ranthambore Fort which you can visit. This 10th century Ranthambore fort was built by the Chauhans. You can also visit Jogi Mahal, which has the second largest banyan tree in India.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is the second moust visiting tourist attraction that you can visit. If you wish to extend your Ranthambore wildlife tour, you can travel to Jaipur, which is about 180 kilometres away.

Travel Tips for Tourists

Prior booking and travel information will help you in making you tour smooth affair. Unauthorized vehicles are not allowed inside the park. You can visit the park either in the morning (7-10 am) or in the afternoon (2.30-sunset). During summer, timings change slightly.

Climate of Ranthambore Park

Temperature can rise about 38°C during summer from April Month to June Month. Temperature can down 15°C in winter season and from October to March is an ideal time to visit park. However, if you can bear the summer heat, a visit to the park may prove rewarding. The park closes from July to September.

How To Reach Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

Jaipur is the nearest airport, which is about 182 kilometres from Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur. Sawai Madhopur is the nearest railway station which is 13 kilometres away. Ranthambore is well connected by road, by rail, and by air with other parts of the rajasthan as well as other cities of India.

Best Time to Visit Ranthambore Park

From October to April is the best months to visit Ranthambore to spot Tigers, Leopards, and Sambar Deer.

Ranthambore National Park Timings

Sr. Period Morning Timing Trip Evening Timing Trip
1 1 to 31 October (2019) 6:30 AM to 10 AM 2:30 PM to 6 PM
2 1 November to 31 January (2019-2020) 7:30 AM to 10 AM 2 PM to 5:30 PM
3 1 February to 31 March (2020) 6:30 AM to 10 AM 2:30 PM to 6 PM
4 1 April to 15 May (2020) 6 AM to 9:30 AM 3 PM to 6:30 PM
5 16 May to 30 June (2020) 6 AM to 9:30 AM 3:30 PM to 7 PM
6 1 July to 30 September (2020) Closed Closed

Places to Stay in Ranthambore

There are number of hotels, resorts, lodges, and tourist rest houses in and around Ranthambore national park  where you can stay. Here is list of places to stay in ranthambore.

  • Sher Bagh Sawai Madhopur
  • Khem Villas Sawai Madhopur
  • Aman i Khas Sawai Madhopur
  • Vivanta Sawai Madhopur Lodge
  • Treehouse Anuraga Sawai Madhopur
  • Nahargarh Sawai Madhopur
  • Tiger Moon Resort Ranthambore
  • Regency Hotel
  • Hammir Wildlife Resort
  • Dev Vilas Resort
  • The Pugmark Resort
  • Tiger Den Resort Ranthambore
  • Ranthambore Forest Resort
  • Ranthambhore Safari Lodge
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Ranthambore National Park Tour Packages

Golden Triangle Tour With Ranthambore
Golden Triangle Tour With Ranthambore

Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

Golden Triangle With Tiger Safari
Golden Triangle With Tiger Safari

Delhi - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Agra - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Pench - Nagpur - Delhi

Heritage of India
Heritage of India

Delhi - Jhansi - Khajuraho - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Mumbai

Rural Gems of Rajasthan
Rural Gems of Rajasthan

Delhi - Gangapur - Ramathra - Ranthambore - Bundi - Bhainsrorgarh - Shahpura - Jaipur - Delhi

Rajasthan with Taj & Goa Tour
Rajasthan with Taj & Goa Tour

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Udaipur - Goa - Mumbai

Ranthambore Wildlife Tour
Ranthambore Wildlife Tour

Delhi - Ranthambore - Delhi

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