Famous for his majestic National Park, Ranthambore, surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravali hill ranges, at the outer fringes of the Thar Desert, Ranthambore is one of the many famous tour destinations in Rajasthan. Generally, Tour of Ranthambore implies a visit to the tiger reserve. However, Ranthambore has much more to offer to the tourists while the Ranthambore Tour. Due to its proximity to the Thar Desert, there is a deciduous forest here.
Originally a hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, Ranthambore was declared a game sanctuary in 1955. In 1980s, it was given the status of a national park and was brought under the reserves protected under Project Tiger (1973). Later on the Kaila Devi Sanctuary, also famous for its tigers, and the Man Singh Sanctuary form a part of the Ranthambore Reserve.
Major Wildlife AttractionsRanthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is famous for its TIGERS and is a favorite with photographers. For a relatively small area, the park has a rich diversity of fauna and flora - species list includes 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles including the Marsh Crocodile & amphibians and 30 mammals. For the wildlife savvy, Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary today offers an intense diversity of flora and fauna. Tigers, the park's pride makes it one of the best places in the country to observe them. Apart from that a large number of Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Gazzelle, Boars, Mongoose, Indian Hare, Monitor Lizards and a large number of birds.
Other Attractions In Ranthambore
With a coverage area of 392-sq-kms, this park got its name from the Ranthambhore Fort, which sits on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Park. The fort, which dates back to the 10th century and is probably the oldest existing fort in Rajasthan, was a vital citadel for control of Central India and particularly the Malwa plateau. The entry point to the Ranthambore National Park, goes straight to the foot of the fort and the Forest Rest House, Jogi Mahal. The latter boasts of the second-largest Banyan tree in India.How to reach
The easiest way to reach Ranthambore is to take a train to Sawai Madhopur. This town is well connected with trains to/from Jaipur, Bombay and Delhi.Nearby Airports
Jaipur and KotaDistance by Rail
Delhi - 362 km, Agra - 227 km, Bombay 1027 km, Kota - 108 km, Jaipur - 132 kmDistance by Road
Delhi - 480 km (via Dausa), Jaipur - 180 km (via Tonk)