Ranthambore National Park

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About Ranthambore national park

A premier tiger reserve with a wide variety of wildlife, Ranthambore National Park is located in Rajasthan, India, and covers an area of 1,334 sq km. Watching tigers, leopards, and marsh crocodiles in their natural habitat is possible in this park, which is also home to the historic Ranthambore Fort. Take a tour of the charming Padam Talao Lake, home to water lilies, and the historic Ranthambore Fort, situated over a hill.


A rich biodiversity with 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 bird species, and a variety of mammals, Ranthambore National Park is well-known for its tigers. The topography includes lakes, open bush areas, old trees, and rock formations that make for a perfect ecosystem. Renamed as a national park in 1980, it had been established in 1955 and later included adjacent sanctuaries. It was first designated as a Project Tiger reserve in 1973. A fascinating blend of wildlife and historical sites, such as the famous Ranthambore Fort from the tenth century and the water lily-filled Padam Talao Lake, can be found in this park in Rajasthan, close to Sawai Madhopur.

Get around

Ranthambore National Park in open-roofed safari vehicles. For those who want to see animals, the park offers canter and Jeep safaris. Experience an exhilarating journey through a variety of environments, including thick forests, wide meadows, and tigers and leopards, as well as a variety of bird species and other wildlife. It is advised to make reservations in advance for a unique wildlife experience.

How to reach

The closest town to Ranthambore National Park is Sawai Madhopur. The park has regular bus service from major cities, and it is well-connected by road. The closest train station, Sawai Madhopur Junction, has excellent connections to major cities. Jaipur International Airport, which is around 180 km away, is the closest. You can get to the park from Sawai Madhopur using the local buses and taxis. Convenient transportation options include buses and regular trains.


Wildlife safaris: An important attraction at Ranthambore National Park is its captivating wildlife safaris. Open-air canters and jeeps venture into the jungle, offering views of crocodiles, deer, wild boars, Bengal tigers, and various bird species. Guides provide information on the local flora and fauna. There are morning (6 AM to 10:30 AM) and afternoon (2 PM to 7 PM) safari times available. For permits, it is advisable to book in advance. Ten zones make up the park, and zones 1-4 are home to the majority of the park's tigers. Costing between ₹500 and ₹600 per person, safaris use Gypsys (6 seats) and Canters (16–20 seats). There are extra fees for videography equipment.