The Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest and the most well known National Park in the Northern India. The Ranthambore National Park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district which is in southeastern Rajasthan. It is located 130 km from Jaipur. It is considered the famous and the former hunting grounds of Maharajas of the region of Jaipur. The Ranthambore National Park is one of the major wildlife attraction spots which has attracted many wildlife photographers as well as visitors who are attracted towards nature and wildlife.
The Ranthambore National park has an area covered 392 sq km which has some of the nearby attractions such as the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary. The Ranthambore National Park is famous for its Tiger Reserve which is settled in one of the best location in India.
Why to Visit Ranthambore National Park
The National Park is attracted towards its wide variety of flora and fauna. The Ranthambore National Park is rich in flora and has 300 different variety of plant species. The plantation out here is dry deciduous due to scanty rainfall in this region. The Ranthambore reserve comprises of lakes, steep hills, plateaus, steep hills, narrow valleys and the alongside dry region plantation. The Dok is one of the major trees found in this region which is constituted in the 80 % of vegetation cover in this region. Some of the other most prominent trees are Banyan, Pipal and Neem are some of the medicinal plants. Fruit trees such as Mango, Indian Blackberry, Tamarind, and Chhila are also found in this region.
Apart from the nature display, the important wildlife in this region covers a lot of animals such as leopards, caracal, leopard cat, fishing cat, jungle cat, sloth bear, striped hyena, jackal, desert fox, palm civet, common mongoose, crocodiles, gazelle, blue bull, sambar deer, spotted deer and pythons. Ranthambore National Park is also famous for its wide variety of birds such as the cormorant, painted spurfowl, sarus crane, bronzed winged Jacana, sandpiper, kingfisher, nightjar, painted sandgrouse, great horned owl and some of the winter migratory birds.
The best time to visit the Ranthambore National park is from 1st of October to 30th of June.
Opening and closing hours of Park and Safari Timing
From 1st October to 31st October is 7 am to 10.30 am.
From 1st November to 31st January is 7 am to 10.30 am.
From 1st February to 31st March is 6.30 am to 10 am.
From 1st April to 15th May is from 6 am to 9.30 am.
From 15th May to 30th June is from 6 am to 9.30 am.
From 15th May to 30th June is from 3.30 pm to 7 pm
From 1st October to 31st October is 2.30 pm to 6 pm
From 1st November to 31st January is 7 pm to 5.30 pm
From 1st February to 31st March is 2.30 pm to 6 pm
From 1st April to 15th May is from 3 pm to 6.30 pm
Charges of Safari and Other Fee
Safari timings for the Ranthambore National park is Rs 1020 for a complete jeep booking.
For Single seat occupancy in the Jeep Safari is Rs 170 per person.
Essential Tips for the Visitors
Rules and Regulations of the National Park should be followed by the visitors.
Follow Instructions of the Forest Officials.
Maintain Silence and Discipline in the Park.
Wear light clothes in summer and winters there should be jackets, mufflers, and caps.
Maintain a safe distance from wild animals.
Take care of small children.
Music Instruments should not be taken inside.
Smoking is prohibited inside the National park.
Do not feed wild animals, the food you consume might be harmful to them.
Do not use any strong perfumes inside the National Park.
Photography is allowed but using a flashlight is strictly prohibited.
Overspeeding of vehicles is strictly prohibited.
Nearby other Attraction of park
The best attractions nearby the Ranthambore National park are the Ranthambore Fort which is a majestic Fort in the Ranthambore National park. The Trinetra Ganesh Temple of Lord Ganesha, the Surwal lake, the Padam Lake, the Kachida Valley, the Jogi Mahal, the Raj Baghin Ruins, Lakarda and Anantpura, Malik Talao, the Akaula Region, Village Women Craft, the Wild Dragon Adventure park, and the Ranthambore School of Art.