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Ranthambore National Park

About Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park is one of the most popular national parks in northern India. It is located in Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan which is 180 km approx from Jaipur, which is also the nearest airport. The nearest city and railway station to the Ranthambore national park are at Sawai Madhopur, about 11 km away.

Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is famous for its tigers and is one of the top places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. Tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time at Ranthambore National Park. The good time to visit Ranthambore National Park is in November and May when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent and dense jungles of Central India.

Ranthambore National Park is at the edge of a plateau and is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River. There are many small lakes in the park. It is named based on the historic Ranthambhore fortress, which lies within the national park. The park covers an area of 392 kmĀ², and is famous for its tiger population, and is one of India's Project Tiger reserves. Other major wild animals include the tiger, leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. Ranthambore is also the site for one of the largest banyan trees in India.

BY Air : The nearest airports is at Jaipur ( 160 kms.).
By Rail : Sawai Madhopur ( 10 kms from the National Park ) is on the main line between Delhi and Mumbai(Bombay). There is a direct rail link between Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur
By Road : Sawai Madhopur is well connected by road to the major cities of Rajasthan. There is a good road between Jaipur and Sawai Madhopur via Tonk