Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

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The Ranthambore National Park located between the Aravali Mountains and the Vindhya plateau is one of the renowned national parks of India. This national park with an area of 392 sq km is famous for its Royal Bengal Tigers that can be seen near the marshes and the lakes even during the daytime.

In the past, this area was a hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur. It was declared a game sanctuary in 1955 and later became a National Park in 1980. Finally on 1980, it became a Tiger Reserve in India. Ranthambore is also cited as a heritage site because of the pictorial ruins of the fort within the park.

  • Location- The Ranthambore National Park lies between the Aravali hills 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 Railways- Sawai Madhopur station
  • Nearest Airport- Jaipur (145 km)
  • The Ranthambore National Park has a wide-ranging topography and hence is the haven of numerous flora, fauna and avifauna.


The Ranthambore National 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), 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) etc.


The wildlife consists of leopard, wild boar, nilgai, sambar, sloth bear, striped hyena, southern plains gray langur, rhesus macaque and chital.

The different amphibian species include the common frogs and the Common Indian Toad. The varied species of reptile include Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor Lizards, Banded and common Kraits, the Indian Chamaeleon Soft Shelled Turtles, North Indian Flap Shelled Turtles, Tortoise, Rat Snakes, Cobras, Russel's Vipers, Indian Pythons and the Saw-scaled Vipers.

Avi Fauna

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.

Other Attractions

Besides the flora and fauna, other attractions in the park are the The Jogi Mahal and the picturesque lakes.

On 9 December, 2006 the entry of private vehicles was banned by the Rajasthan high court and hence tourists cannot not go on a wildlife safari within the tiger reserve.

Hotels in Ranthambore

  • The Tigress
  • RTDC Hotel Vinayak
  • Ranthambhore National Resort
  • Sher Vilas
  • Ananta Palace
  • Ranthambhore Heritage Haveli Resort, and many more.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this national park is between October and June. The park remains closed rest of the months.

By Train
The nearest railhead from Ranthambore is Sawai Madhopur. Many important trains service this station linking it to cities like Jaipur and Delhi.

Location of Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Ranthambore National Park - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressSawai Madhopur District, Rajasthan
Entry Fee :Entry Fee for Indians with Canter : 150 Rs. Entry Fee for Indians with Gypsy : 750 Rs. Entry Fee for Foreigners with Canter : 1,250 Rs. Entry Fee for Foreigners with Gypsy : 1,350 Rs. Fee for guide : 20-67 Rs.
Timings :Visiting Hours - 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Weekends)
Phone No (Official)+91-746-2220105
Official Websitewww.rajasthantourism.gov.in
Photography allowed or notAllowed
Vehicle Fee :300 Rs.
Nearest railway stationSawai Madhopur Train Station

Last Updated on : February 27, 2017