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General information
Total Area
404 sq. kms
Best time to  visit
October to June
Nearest Town
Sawai Madhopur
How to get there
Rail-Sawai Madhopur (11 kms)
Air-Jaipur(145 kms)
Species found
Tiger, panther, hyena, jungle cat civet, sambar, chital, nilgai, bear
wild boar, partiridge, green pigeon,   red  spurfowl etc.
More  information

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: Through Your Eyes
Earlier the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the Park at Ranthambore was once the scene of royal hunting parties. Today, it is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. Between November and April, sightings of tigers are nearly everyday and the dry deciduous habitat makes visibility very good. The area is a fragile paradise set between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges and it is about 340 km from Delhi.                                 

Lurking Tigers

The tiger is the biggest attraction of this park. According to naturalists ranthambhor is one of the best parks in the country for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. The tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day, at their normal pursuits - hunting and taking care of their young. With the strict measures that have been taken for their conservation, they seem quite accustomed to human activity and are not disturbed by it. A good time to visit is between November and April when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common.
Ranthambore has large numbers of sambar, chital and nilgai. Sounders of boar and an occasional gazelle the chinkara can be seen, as also the Indian hare, mongoose and monitor lizards. The lakes and pools at the Park are where the deer congregate and where it is easiest to see the animals.Other carnivores in the park include leopard, hyena, jackal, jungle cats, sloth bear marsh crocodilefox, caracal, and ratel. Around 80 sloth bears are known to exist in the park.

Sprawling Chittals

Cooling the Summers

The park has more than 300 varieties of birds.Common birds seen in the reserve areJacanas, painted stork, black stork, and white necked stork peafowls, parakets, doves, storks, egrets, flycatchers, eagle and owls. During the winter months, migratory birds such as greylag goose, ruddy shelduck and pintails are also seen. Some rare birds like the black eagle and the crashed hawk eagle have also been sighted in the park recently.
Recently, the Kaila Devi Sanctuary which is also famous for its tiger, has been included  in the park and is now a part of Ranthambor National Park. The dry deciduous forest of Kaila Devi is spread over 676 sq. kms. Besides the tiger, visitors can also see the leopard, hyena, sambar, chital, blue bull fox, jungle cat jackal, crocodiles, gavial and a variety of birds.

The Royal Flight