The tiger found across the globe holds a special status just because of its ferocity trait, ultimate power, speed and charismatic beauty. In India tiger is considered as an ideogram of strength and royal power. In fact they are symbol of bravery due to their overpowering or excellent hunting skill which is why most portraits and paintings of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were preserved by the royal kings in their forts and palaces, depict the winner. So the growing attention of love for wildlife across the subcontinent, rich wildlife diversity were identified and given special status of protection. The present day The Ranthambore National Park is one such wildlife spot (Under the Protection Act 1972) which is known as the most incredible destination of Indian wilderness. The Park is a part of the much larger Ranthambore Tiger Reserve - a Project Tiger Reserve. Situated around Aravali hills and Vindhya plateau, Ranthambore is the only viable habitat reaming for tiger protection in the state of Rajasthan. Sprawl over an area of 1334 sq. km, of which 282 km is the core area of Ranthambore National Park. It is the popular destination for wildlife lovers and nature enthusiasts due to the maximum chances of tiger sighting in the park.
The name has been derived from the famous Ranthambore Fort (is commonly believed to have been built by KingJayant of the Chouhan dynasty in 1110 AD.) which is located inside the park itself. The world popular Ranthambore National Park is situated in the historic district of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan approximately at the distance of 11 kilometers from the district railway station. Sawai Madhopur has great connectivity from the capital city Jaipur. It is only 130 kms away from here. The park has glorious history too. Before independence, the Ranthamhore forest area was under the influence of Jaipur kingdom where the Maharajas and other royal members of the kingdom use it for a hunting destination.
In the year of 1973, the government of India took the part of this century under Project Tiger Scheme and the forest was incorporated into the tiger project and declared as the national park in the year of 1980.
Today, the Ranthambore National Park has become hotspot destination for wildlife lovers coming to India. The jeep and canter safari adventures inside the park make it more livable for true wildlife experience amidst nature. Thousands of tiger lovers across the globe come here foe easy tiger sighting. The healthy population and their wide distribution across the park geography enhance the chances of tiger sighting in the first chance. Tiger inside the park are known by their unique name and are popular among the tourist. They are camera friendly and can be found clicked by any tourists during park safari.
Encountering these dangerous wild predators in their natural habitat environment at a short distance is really an adrenaline-pumping adventure to savor for entire life. Apart from the rich wildlife diversity, Ranthambore is an abode of many heritage sites and world famous historical monuments such as Jogi Mahal, grand Ranthambore Fort, Ancient temple and Rajbagh ruins which are true sign of glory and grandeur of Kings and rulers of Ranthambore.
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When it comes to explore exceptional wildlife variety in India, Ranthambore National park emerges as the best answer of this query as it contains a tremendous species of birds, reptiles and animals inside.
Ranthambore national park presents surprising variety in animal species to mesmerize visitors. The main animal species include Tigers, Sambar deer, Leopards, Chital, Striped Hyenas, Macaques, Hanuman or Common Langoors, Nilgai, Caracals, Black Bucks, Jackals, Sloth Bears, Jungle Cats, Rufoustailed Hare, Todday cat or common Palm Civets, Wild India Boar, Yellow Common Bats, Chinkara, Desert Cats, False Indian Vampires, Fivestriped Palm Squirrels, Longeared Hedgehogs, Flying Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Porcupines, Indian Foxes, Indian Mole Rats, Indian Small Civets, Common Mongoose and Small Indian Mongoose.
In amphibians, there are only two including the Common Frog and the Common India Toad. In addition, the presence of Diurnal tigers contributes a lot to the popularity of the park.
The Ranthambore National Park inhibits marsh crocs reptiles in a huge numbers which include Desert Monitor Lizards, Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Common Kraits, Tortoise, Branded Kraits, Indian Pythons, Cobras, Ganga Soft Shelled Turtles, Rat Snakes, Indian Chamaeleon, Saw Scaled Vipers, Flat Shelled North Indian Turtles and Russel's Vipers.
For the mixed terrain and plenty of spectacular water bodies in the Ranthambore national park, it has become a home of an amazing population of migrant and resident birds. There are 272 types of birds residing in the park in total as per documents. As the park is quite big, so, to find the best view of birds, Malik Talao is the best location. In addition, you can also have wonderful bird watching experience from RajbaghTalao, Jhalra region, Ranthambore Fort and Padam Talao.
There is an extensive variety of birds available in the Ranthambore National park which include Woodpeckers, Common Kingfishers, Graylag Goose, Indian Gray Hornbills, Cuckoos, Owl, Bee Eaters, Parakeets, Nightjars, Asian Palm Swift, Snipes, Pigeon, Crakes, Dove, Egrets, Eagles, Sandpipers, Terns, Herons, Darters, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorants, Gulls, Ibis, Bitterns, Pittas, Flamingos, Pelicans, Treepies, Storks, Shrikes, Orioles, Drongos, Cuckoo-Shrikes, Crows, Ioras, Pipits, Minivets, Flycatchers, Bayas, Wood Shrikes, Wagtails, Sparrows, Mynas, Finches, Flacons, Munias and the list goes on.
The most prevalent vegetation of Ranthambore National park is nearly dry deciduous kind with an extensive range of around 300 species. The most common trees covering the entire park include Aam, Imli, Babul, Dhok, Banyan, Jamun, Khair, Kadam, Dhak, Ber and Khajur. In addition, there are many contrasting vegetation also which include Neem, Kakera, Karel, Mohua and Khejda. Dhok holds the majority in the entire vegetation in the park as most of the trees are of Dhok here.
Known as the Pink City, Jaipur is one of the most visited tourist places in India for the tourist from all over the world. Highly famous for numerous forts and palaces in the city, the Jaipur is also known as the city of palaces. The famous palaces such as City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort and many others are the splendid example of the wonderful architectural accomplishments. The city of Jaipur is located around 160 km by road from the Ranthambore National Park and makes the perfect gateway to infuse a historic touch to your wildlife tour. Along with the historic palaces, the vibrant culture and traditions of the ancient city of Jaipur are what will make your tour a memorable one.
Home to the most famous among the Seven Wonders of the World - Taj Mahal, the ancient city of Agra needs no introduction. The land which attracts thousands of the national and international tourist every day, Agra is a must visit place for any tourists not only for the legendary architectural wonders of Taj Mahal, but also for the other historic monuments like Agra Fort, Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah, historic city of Fatehpur Sikri, etc. along with the culture and traditions of the old Agra city which still holds the ancient ambiance. The symbol of eternal Love - the Taj Mahal is located just around 247 km from the Ranthambore forest so it can be a good historic diversion from the wildlife tour.
Literally, a paradise for the bird lovers, the bird sanctuary of Bharatpur is yet another mesmerizing place near the Ranthambore to watch the plenty of exotic migratory bird species and beautiful domestic avifauna. More than five hundred of bird species can be found here, along the large stretch of water bodies and green landscape. Perfect for extending the Ranthambore wildlife tour, the Bharatpur city is located 237 km from the Ranthambore forest.
Exploring the interiors of a dense wild forest always fascinates wildlife lovers and they visit such forest where they can explore the wildlife. The forest of Ranthambore has always been an attraction for the wildlife tourists for many years due to its amazing wildlife especially the Royal Bengal Tigers. The safari organized by the Ranthambore forest administration is the best way to explore the large tranquil forest which is the natural habitat for the numerous distinct wildlife species. The Jeep safari and Canter Safari are the only two options to explore the Ranthambore National park. Here are details about the safari organized in the Ranthambore tiger reserve-
The Jeep Safari Ranthambore is the Jungle tour allowed in the 6-seater Jeep vehicle which is all sides open vehicle for the best viewing experience. Jeep is considered the best option for the wildlife photography and mostly preferred by the core wildlife enthusiasts as the Jeep, being a smaller vehicle than the Canter, can go even in the narrow place and can easily trail the wild animals without making much noise which increases the chance to spot the tiger as well as provide you the closer view of the wildlife. Also, the few number of seats means you can book all the seats in Jeep for you and your friends or family, and trail the wildlife as per your likings within the allotted zone and time slot. The Jeep safari is organized in two shifts in a day and 17 Jeeps are allowed in each shift.
The Canter Safari is the Jungle tour allowed in the 20-seater Bus which is also all sides open vehicle to offer you the best viewing experience. The Canter Safari is not as good as the Jeep Safari, but it offers you the economical way to explore the forest. Also, it is hard to book a seat on a Jeep Safari as almost all the seats in Jeep Safaris have been booked in advance, while it is comparatively easy to get seats in Canter Safari. The Canter Safari is also organized in two shifts in a day and 20 Canter is allowed in each shift. However, the number of tourists is much higher than the available safari so it is always advised to book your Jeep or Canter safari well in advance before visiting the Ranthambore to avoid any last minute hassle.
There are 10 safari zones in the Ranthambore National Park and the zones are randomly allotted to the safari vehicles at the time of entry by a computer generated zone allotment system. Each vehicle has to enter in the given zone only and is allowed to drive anywhere within the zone but only on the safari tracks. The sighting of the Majestic tiger depends on the sheer luck, but zone 1 to 6 are considered best zones when it comes to the tiger sighting as the most of the big lakes are in these zones and the chances of spotting tigers, leopards and other wild animals are higher near the water bodies.
As the Ranthambore National Park is situated in the western part of India and has a dry subtropical climate. The 'extreme'is a common phenomenon for the temperature in the Ranthambore region as it crosses above 45 degrees in the peak summer season as well as it drops up to 2 degrees in the peak winter season. So, from October to April is a relatively better time to visit Ranthambore, as the temperature is moderately warm in the daytime and cool at night.
During the period from July to September, the park is closed due to the monsoon season and the monsoon season is the mating season for the Tigers. However, the summer season is considered best for the tiger sighting, especially, near the lakes and water holes as big cats often visit to quench the thirst and also to hunt the prey who visit the lakes.
A wide range of hotels and resorts have sprawled over the locations surrounding the park at the very close proximity of the forest offering almost raw forest ambiance, look and feel. From ultra-luxurious resorts in the five-star and four-star categories to highly economical lodges and small hotels...
The Ranthambore wildlife tour package will bring you closer to raw nature along with an experience of the adventure of getting closer sighting of dangerous wild animals in their natural habitat. Choose the best-suited wildlife package from the list of the various Ranthambore tour packages given below.