Planning a trip to visit Ranthambore National Park ? Here we have a blog sharing all the important information
In Northern India is a place called Jaipur which is famous for its history of maharajas. 130 km away from Jaipur is SawaiMadhopur, a district in southeastern Rajasthan to visit Ranthambore National Park. Historically it was a significant location for the maharajas of Jaipur. They used it as hunting ground for entertainment purposes. As of the present day, the national park has become a tourist attraction due to the wide variety of flora and fauna species. The beauty to visit Ranthamore National Park attracts tourists as well as photographers from all around the world. Here we have a detailed travel guide to visit Ranthambore National Park.
More about Ranthambore National Park
The name of the park is adopted form the Ranth-ambore fort which is situated inside the park itself. The hunting grounds of the maharajas were marked as tiger reserve lands by the government in 1973. It was from 1980 onwards that it gained the status of a National Park. More sanctuaries added to the land and as of today, it is spread over more than 1700 square kilometers of land. Vindhyas and Aravalis hill ranges surround the park which is why the park itself has a hilly geography. Other than multiple flora and fauna species, you can also find a lot of geographical diversity. There are three lakes in the park which add to the scenic beauty. The lakes go by the names of The PadamTalab, Raj BaghTalab, and Malik Talab Explore another best National Park in India “Bandhavgarh” to spot tigers.
How to reach : Visit Ranthambore National Park
The Ranthambore National Park is an international level tourist spot. This is why a number of major stations are connected to the area. There are many convenient methods to get to the park without a worry to enjoy tiger tours
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Firstly, you can fly to Jaipur directly. The Sanganer Airport is the nearest airport to the park. It is 176km away. This remaining distance can be covered by car or train. Check your flights :
Traveling by road is the other option. The drive from Jaipur to the park is around 3 and a half hour long. You can also drive from Agra to the park directly in 6 hours or from Delhi to the park in eight hours. Jhansi and Orchha are also connected to the park through well-built roads.
Another option is to opt for traveling through a train. You can take a train from Mumbai, Delhi or Jaipur. The travel time from Jaipur will be 2 and a half hour, from Delhi it will be 6 hours, and from Mumbai, it will take 15 hours to get to the local station. The park is around 10km away from the station of SawaiMadhopur.
Few direct trains from Delhi to SawaiMadhopur and then drive of approx15 mins to reach Ranthamore.
|Train No.||Train Name||From||Departure||To||Arrival||Dist.(Km)||Travel Time||Class|
|09810||NZM KOTA SPL||NZM||05:15||SWM||11:18||350||06:03||2A 3A|
|12904||GOLDN TEMPLE ML||NZM||07:20||SWM||12:55||350||05:35||1A 2A 3A|
Best time visit Ranthambore National Park
The park remains open from October till mid of July. After that, the weather gets too hot and monsoon season arrives. In this season, not only is it hard to spot tigers but monsoon makes the park a dangerous zone. October to April is the best time recommended to visit the park since the weather is either cold or moderate. Towards the springtime, the flora starts to bloom as well, making the park more beautiful. If you visit during the winter time, make sure you carry warm woolen clothes. April onwards, the weather gets too hot for the animals so they keep hiding in the shade. If you do visit in the summertime, do not forget the sunscreen. Hot weather also increases risks of heat strokes Plan a trip to Ranthambore by choosing any of our Travel packages for Ranthambore as per time available with you.
Safaris into Ranthambore National Park
You can definitely enjoy a safari in the park. There are 10 different safari zones. However, they must be booked 90 days before the visit due to the excessive crowd. There are different types of vehicles allotted for different zones depending on the day’s weather and conditions. However, a jeep safari is the most fun. Canter (bus) safari is safer for larger groups, especially if there are children with them.
Timings of Safaris into the Park.
|S.No.||Month||Morning Trip||Evening Trip|
|1||1st October to 31st October||7.00 A.M. to 10.30 A.M.||2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.|
|2||1st November to 31st January||7.00 A.M. to 10.30 A.M||2.00 P.M. to 5.30 P.M.|
|3||1st February to 31st March||6.30 A.M. to 10.30 A.M||2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.|
|4||1st April to 15th May||6.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M||3.00 P.M. to 6.30 P.M|
Things you will get to see into the Park
The Ranthambore National Park provides a natural habitat for a lot of animals. Tigers are the most common sight. This location is listed as one of the best places for tiger photography. Due to the natural beauty, capturing mesmerizing shots is rather easy. Other than tigers, you will find herbivorous animals as well. These include chital, blue bull, sambar, and chinkara. No other Asian wildlife park provides the opportunity of seeing Sambar deer in the daylight. Reptiles, such as the crocodile can be seen floating in the lakes too. Langurs and wild boars can be spotted in the park as well. Leopard, jackal, hyena, jungle cat, and other types of big cats are the carnivores you’ll spot in the park.
Other than that, on your tour, you can see the beauty of over 270 types of birds. These include cuckoos, woodpeckers, gulls, eagles, owls, doves, sandpipers, flamingos, falcons, and many more. Since the park is quite large, not all spots are ideal bird watching places. If you want to spot some beauty with wings, head over to any of the lakes. The fort area, as well as the Jhalra area, is a good location too.
Coming to the flora part of the park, there are 300 species of vegetation. Majority of the tree cover is made up of Dhok. Some other common types of trees and plants can be found in the park overall. However, the Ranthambore forest area has a few unique additions. These include Kakera, Neem, Karel, Khejda, and Mohua. You won’t find a lot of greenery in the park despite the vast variety. This is because it is a dry type of a park. Plan a trip to Ranthambore by choosing any of our Ranthambore Tour packages as per time available with you. Explore another best National Park in India “Bandhavgarh” to spot tigers.
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