How to Reach Ranthambore
Ranthambore is one of the foremost wild life destinations in India. The National Park at Ranthambore boasts of a variety of species of birds and animals but the prime attraction is of course the tiger. The lure for watching tigers in their natural habitat remains a biggest draw for tourists from across the world.
Ranthambore National is located on the edge of sleepy little village of Sawai Madhopur, which serves as the gateway to reach Ranthambore. So once you have reached Sawai Madhopur, be assured that Ranthambore is only some 15kms away.
The nearest airport is in Jaipur, which is only a four-hour-drive away from Ranthambore. Jaipur is an important domestic airport is linked to the major cities like: Delhi, Mumbai.
The nearest township of Sawai Madhopur is only 15kms away from Ranthambore. One can reach Sawai Madhopur from Delhi, Jaipur or Agra.
The nearest railhead from Ranthambore is Sawai Madhopur. Many important trains service this stations linking it to cities like: Jaipur, Delhi.
- Location-The Ranthambore National Park lies between the Aravali hill and the Vindhyan plateau and is located in Ranthambore, 11 km away from Sawai Madhopur and 145 km from Jaipur.
- Connectivity-The Ranthambore National Park is well connected with other towns and cities.
- Nearest Town-Sawai Madhopur
- Nearest RailwaysSawai Madhopur station.
- Nearest Airport-Jaipur (145 km).
The Ranthambore Park is covered by dry deciduous type of vegetation and has about 300 species of trees and plants, with the Dhok (Anogeossis pendula) dominating the vegetation. The flora of this natural place consists of Tamarind (Tamarindicus indica),s Babul (Accasia nilotica), Mango (Magnifera iIndica), Banyan (Ficus benghalensis), Dhak or Chila (flame of the forest),Ber (Zizyphus mauritania),Kadam (Authocephalus cadamba)Date (Phoenix sylvestris) , Khair (Accacia catechu), Kakera (Flacourtia indica), Mohua (Madhuca indica), Karel (Capparis decidua), Neem (Azadirachta indica)and etc.
The wildlife consists of Diurnal Tigers, Jungle cats, Toddy cat, Desert Cats, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Chinkara, Ratels, Chital, Sambar Deer, Nilgai, Langurs, Caracals, Macaques, Jackals, Black bucks, Sloth bears, Indian Wild Boar, Rufoustailed Hare, Palm Yellow Bats, Fivestriped Palm Squirels, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Longeared Hedgehogs, Indian Porcupines, Small Indian Civets and Mongoose.
Owing to the presence of abundant water bodies in this wildlife park, a variety of 272 bird species have been found including migratory species as well as native species. All these birds can be seen around the Malik Talao, Rajbagh Talao and the Padam Talao.
Besides the flora and fauna, other attractions in the park are the The Jogi Mahal and the picturesque lakes.
Recently in 9th December, 2006 the entry of private vehicles have been banned by the Rajasthan high court and hence tourists are not being able to go on a wildlife safari within the tiger reserve.
Last Updated on : 30/09/2013