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Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

Bengaluru, Oct 7 (UiTV) - Ranthambore National Park is a park located in the state of Rajasthan which is known for the destination for tiger sighting and also popular for bird watching, wildlife, and landscape photography. It is about 14 km away from the city of Sawai Madhopur and located at the junction of the Aravali and Vindhya hill ranges. The park is huge and covers an area of approximately 400 square kilometers. Most of the months are warm in Rajasthan, animals too suffer from the heat but numerous water bodies are found in the park which provides relief during high summer.

The park was declared as Tiger Reserve Project in India, earlier it was established as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary by the Government of India in the year 1955. Later in 1980, Ranthambore National Park was declared as a national park and the forests adjacent to it were named Sawan Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary.

Top things to do at Ranthambore National Park:

1. Wild Animals
One can witness the beauty of the park along with wild animals, mammals, birds, reptiles to a close range.

2. Birds watching
The park is filled with a variety of species of birds that create a magnificent atmosphere representing nature's beauty.

3. Gypsy safari
A jeep safari is available at the Ranthambore and is conducted on a 6 seater vehicle, both in the morning and the evening.

4. Canter safari
Canter safari is conducted on a 20 seater open bus which operates in some of the zones of the Ranthambore National Park.

The Ranthambore National Park usually opens in the mid of October every year and between October to March is considered as the best time to visit the place as the weather is comfortable for wildlife safaris. Except for few gates, the rest of the gates remains closed in the monsoon season. For tiger sighting at the Ranthambore National park ideal time is between October-March(winter) and May-June(summer) as tiger come out to get heated by the sun rays in the winter and to drink water near the water bodies in the summer.

How to Reach?

The park is well connected with major cities of India. All are the three transport modes that are roadways, railways, and airways are connected to the place.

By Air -
The nearest airport to the Ranthambore National Park is Sanganer Airport in Jaipur which is 180 km from the park. The tourists can opt for a bus or taxi from the airport to the park. Direct flights from major metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai fly regularly to Jaipur.

By Railways -
The nearest railway station is Sawai Madhopur Railway Station located at a distance of 10 km from the park which connects to other cities of the state and the country. From the railway station bus, taxi, and cab facilities are available.

By Roadways -
Ranthambore National Park is well connected by road with all the major cities of the neighboring states. Both public and government buses operate to the Ranthambore park. The park is 381 km from Delhi, 180 km from Jaipur, 388 km from Udaipur, 239 km from Agra, 202 km from Bharatpur, 640 km from Ahmedabad, and 1031 km from Mumbai.