Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

by Rohit Rathore

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest and most well-known park nationals situated in Northern India. The park is inside the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, located approximately 130 km away from Jaipur.

The Ranthambore National Park is one of the most renowned and historical hunting spots to Jaipur’s Kings. Today, the Ranthambore National Park terrain is an important tourist destination for wildlife which has caught the eye of numerous wildlife photographers and wildlife enthusiasts.

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Ranthambore boasts of being the home of a variety of reptiles, mammals, and birds. This national park is located in Rajasthan, recognized as the habitat of the Royal Bengal Tigers.

In addition, the national park is home to many leopards, sloth bears, a variety of species of deer, including Chital (spotted deer) and marsh crocodiles, palm civets, jackals, etc., the serpent eagle, desert fox, and waterfowl. Together, they others form the 40 mammal species and 35 species of reptiles, and more than 320 bird species.

The most well-known wild animals of Ranthambore include: Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears Blackbucks Rufoustailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Palm Civets or a Toddy cat common Yellow Bats, Desert Cats Five-striped palm Squirrels, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines, Long-eared Hedgehogs Ratels, Small Indian Mongoose Small Indian Civets, and Common mongoose.

Alongside a wide diversity of wildlife, Ranthambore is also home to many birds, making it a significant birdwatching spot in India. The national park located in Rajasthan, known as a natural habitat for Royal Bengal Tiger, is also home to more than 350 species, including serpent eagles, waterfowl cormorant, and painted spurfowls, sarus cranes, bronzed-winged jacanas, sandpipers, nightjar, kingfisher, the great-horned owl, and sandgrouse. 

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During the winter, there are a lot of migrants; during the wintertime are also a part of the Ranthambore and its wetland habitats home, giving ornithologists and bird-lovers good reasons to go to the national park site. Most birds reside in the areas surrounding the three major lakes, namely Padam Talao, Malik Talao, and Rajbagh Talao.

Jeep safari at ranthambore national park

The ecotourism zone includes ten areas within Ranthambore, and jeep safaris are permitted in all of these zones. A 6-seater car, accessible to all sides, and a gypsy within Ranthambore offer evening and morning safaris. To inquire about Ranthambore Online Jeep Safari Booking & Safari tour packages, you can call +91-9212777223.

Jeep Safari is the best way to see wildlife within Ranthambore National Park. At one point, 20 jeeps can be parked in Ranthambore. Gypsies have been registered with Forest Department and are perfect for small groups. Jeep Safari is ideal for wildlife viewing, tiger tracking, and photography in Ranthambore.

With its diverse scenery with relatively easy tiger viewing and excellent lighting, Ranthambore National Park makes one of the top places to photograph wildlife in India. In this famous national park, you have a chance to take pictures of various species of birds and animals against a fantastic backdrop.

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There are palaces, forts, ruins in the park, and lakes that can be a great asset in wildlife photos. A variety of bird species makes Ranthambore among the top locations for bird photography.

Best Time to Visit

The most well-known wildlife attraction within India, Ranthambore National Park, remains open throughout October and June. The wintertime period between October and March is regarded as the ideal opportunity to explore Ranthambore National Park due to the mild weather conditions that range from the comfortable range of 10 to 30. In this season, the animals are seen enjoying the broad daylight in the sunlight.

Between April to June (summer season), Ranthambore experiences hot and humid weather, with the mercury reaching 40 degrees. In April, the weather remains at a comfortable temperature, with temperatures never exceeding thirty to 35. But May and June can be scorching months. However, there are more chances of seeing tigers and other animals during summer that frequently need to swim in the water to drink water.

In the monsoon period, which is during July through September, several of the zones in Ranthambore National Park remain closed for tourists. The central part of the park, with Gates 1 up to 5, remains closed during the monsoon season; however, the buffer zone with Gate 6 up to 10 remains open throughout the monsoon season.

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