Covering a total area of 392 Sq Km, the park is renowned to the world for its magnificent Royal Bengal Tigers. Ranthambore was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and became part of Project Tiger in 1973.
Ranthambhor National Park is in between the Aravali and Vindhya hill ranges, and close to the Thar Desert.
The park refuges rich diversity of species: 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles including the Crocodile & amphibians and 30 mammals.
Apart from Tiger, wild life in the Ranthabore National Park includes a large numbers of Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Gazzelle, Boars, Mongoose, Indian Hare, Monitor Lizards. The park is a shelter of a large number of birds.
The Park is also home of a wide variety of plant species. The vegetation comprises mainly of the dry deciduous category which includes the 'Dhok' (Anogeissus pendula), the Banyan (Ficus bengalensis) and Pipal. The landscape in this area is made up of huge rock formations, Savannahs, woods, lakes and streams.
Ranthambore National Park is open from 1st October to 30th June (July - September closed to visitors).
Adventure Jeep safari is the best way to watch wildlife within Ranthambore National Park. Jeep safaris can also be arranged for an individual.
Log on to www.rajasthanwildlife.in/ or communicate RTDC offices for Safari Packages.
Nearest Airport Jaipur.RAIL
Nearest Railhead is Swai Madhopur (11 km).ROAD
Delhi - 480 km (via Dausa), Jaipur - 180 km (via Tonk), Sawai Madhopur(11 km), Jaipur Airport(145 km), Alwar (169 kms).