Ranthambore National Park is one of the finest National Parks and Tiger Reserves in India. Once the favorite hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the Ranthambore National Park was declared a game sanctuary in 1955, a Tiger Reserve in 1973 under Project Tiger and finally attained the status of a National Park in 1980. Located amidst picturesque surroundings of the Aravali and the Vindhya mountain ranges in the eastern Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is famous for its rich and diverse wildlife population including the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers. Spread over an area of approximately 400 sq km in a highly undulating and rugged terrain, Ranthambore is fed by the Chambal and the Banas rivers flowing in the south and the north of the park respectively. The Park also has six artificial lakes including the beautiful Gilai Sagar, Mansarovar, Malik Talao, Raj Bagh and Padam Talao, adding more charm to already charming Ranthambore National Park.
The Ranthambore National Park supports a wide variety of flora and fauna, but the Park is known for its Tiger population. The Park promises best opportunities for tiger viewing in his own natural habitat and so it is a hot favorite with wildlife photographers. Ranthambore houses about 30 mammal species, 272 bird species, 12 reptile species and 350 plant species including 50 aquatic plants. Besides the world-famous Royal Bengal Tigers, Ranthambore National Park also shelters Leopards, Panthers, Chital, Sambars, Blackbuck, Chinkaras, Sloth Bear, Hyena, Jackal, Wild Boars, Mongoose, Nilgai, Gazelle, Indian Hare, Monitor Lizards and a wide variety of exotic and colorful birds.
Also a Heritage Site, Ranthambore National Park houses some important ruins, dotted all around the park. The 10th century Ranthambore Fort, located inside the Park is considered the oldest existing fort in Rajasthan. The beautiful Jogi Mahal is another not to be missed tourist attraction in the Ranthambore National Park, housing the second-largest Banyan tree of India. Your tours to Ranthambore National Park remain incomplete without an exciting jeep, elephant or a boat safari. Explore the enchanting natural beauty and amazing wildlife of the Ranthambore National Park on your Palace on Wheels Tour with About Palace on Wheels.
How to Reach
By Air: Jaipur (145 km) is the nearest airport from the Ranthambore National Park that connects it with all the major cities of India.
By Rail: Sawai Madhopur (11 km) is the nearest railway station from the Ranthambore National Park, which lies on the Delhi to Bombay trunk route.
By Road: Sawai Madhopur (11 km) is the nearest town from the Ranthambore National Park. The town is well connected by a good network of road to all the major cities of Rajasthan and north India.
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