Located in Rajasthan 130 Kms from Jaipur near Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambhore national park is world renowned wildlife sanctuary known for tiger conservation and other wild animals.
Established in 1955,this reserve is known as a Gaming sanctuary as Maharajas of Jaipur used this sanctuary as a hunting grounds.In 1980, this reserve gets a status of Tiger Reserve in the country.Spread with an area of 392 sq kms,it is considered to be the best place to spot the Bengal Tigers.Park is spread over an area of 1,334 sq kms with covered area of 392 sq kms and rest is neighboring sanctuaries - the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary (113 sq km) and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary (670 sq km).
Ranthambore National Park is considered to be the best place for tiger spotting in India.One can find tigers, elephants, deer, chital, sambar, leopard, peacock, wild boar, hyena and other animals easily inside the park. It's a perfect place for bird watching as park is known for different species of bird. People travel from around the world visit Ranthambore National Park for bird watching and to track tigers. The core buffer area of the park is restricted area and nobody is allowed to enter the buffer area.There are 10 safari zones where one can enter into the park.Limited number of vehicles are allowed on each safari zone.
Coverage Area: 392 sq.kms
Location: Sawai Madhopur,Rajasthan.
Safari zones: Zone 1 To Zone 10
Best time to visit: November to March
Park opens on: 1st October - 30th June
Park closing dates: 1st July - 30th September
Visiting Time: Timing for entry and exit varies from months to months.During winters,timing will be different and in summers,there will be different timings.
Tigers and other animals can be sighted anywhere in the park.Zone 1,Zone 2 and Zone 3 are considered as the best zones to spot tigers in Ranthambhore National Park.Regular sightings are reported in these zones.
380 Km from Delhi. Ranthambore National Park is well connected via multiple road from Delhi.One can take the fastest route i.e. Rajasthan State Highway 25 via Alwar and Dausa to reach Ranthambore National Park.The other route is 394 Km via NH148 and NH48.One can reach Ranthambore National Park via Neemrana and Dausa to reach Ranthambore National Park.
Ranthambore National Park opens on 1st October every year after monsoon seasons.Nights get cold and days are pleasant and clear.Best time to track tiger and good time to spot animals like elephants,deers in Ranthambore National Park.
Days are hot and night are pleasant. Great time to sight animals like elephants,deers and tiger near water in Ranthambore National Park.
The Ranthambore National Park is closed for visitors during the monsooon season i.e.between July to September.
Summers season between March to June is is the best time to spot tigers in Ranthambore national park as the water reservoirs are less and the grass dries up that gives more visibility