Ranthambore National Park is one of the most renowned wildlife destinations of Northern India, which attracts tourists with is amazing diversities. Located about 130 km from Jaipur in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, the national park was once the hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Ranthambore national park is spread across 400 sq km and declared a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1957. It gained the acclamation of ‘Project Tiger’ in the year 1974 and got accreditation of national park in 1981.
Named after a huge fort, which is located in the top of a hill, the park is filled with natural beauty and varied resources. Along with its rich flora and fauna, Ranthambore also holds its unique charm by housing several ruins of ancient times. This makes jungle safari Ranthambore National Park exquisite in its own way.
The magnificent flora of the jungle comprises dry deciduous trees with a variety of approximately 300 species. Some of these are Aam Babul, Imli, Dhak Dhok, Jamun, Kadam, Kajur, Khair, Mahua, Neem etc.
Known for its density of diurnal tigers, Ranthambore National Park also is the residence of various other species namely Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman langurs, Jackals, Jungle cats, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Porcupines, Small Indian Civets and Common mongoose. Along with these myriad species of reptiles and birds can be spotted in this forest. Hence, Jungle safari booking Ranthambore National Park is popular amongst the nature lovers as well as wildlife enthusiasts.
Zone 1: Singh Dwar is the main entry point of this zone. This zone is mainly home for T-72 (Sultan), T-39 (Noor) and T-24 (Ustad). The other adjoining areas where you can spot the Royal Bengal Tigers are Dhoop Chowk, Kala Peela Pani, Amreshwar Dang, Tuti Ka Naal, Gada Dub, Sultanpur Chowki, Khabli and Khariya. His zone has reported several sightings recently
Zone 2: The key tiger sighting spots of this zone are Phuta Bandha, Jogi Mahal, Lahpur Tiraha, Nal Ghati, Phuta Kot and Guda. In this zone resides the big cats T-19 (Krishna), T-20 (Jhumru), T-22 (Gayatri) and also T-24 (Ustad), T-39 (Noor) and T-72 (Sultan) can be seen frisking here frequently. The other main areas of this zone are Bada Gate, Jhalra, Amrahi, Parniya, Telan Pacheri, Pandu Deh, Gaandra Deh, and Rishi Ka Deh. Big cats can also be spotted loitering here. Leoparads can also be spotted in this zone.
Zone 3: Padam Talab, Doodh Baawri, High Point, Mandook, Tapman Nalah, Rajbagh Lake and Karonj Ka Nalah are the most important points of Zone 3. The majestic tigers ruling this zone are T-19 (Krishna) along with her three cubs and T-28 (Star Male) can be spotted are Jogi Mahal, Padam Talab, High Point, Raj Bagh and Mandook.
Zone 4: There are lots of places where tigers can be spotted in this zone. The names of the major sighting zones are Singh Dwar, Baba Ki Gufa, Aadi Dant, Mendki De, Gular Kui, Lambi Ka Nalah, Malik Talab, Lakkad Da, Magar De, Tamba Khan, Aadi Dagar, Berda, Bhanwarde, Semli and Bhoot Khurra. The presence of magnificent tigers T-16 (Machli), T-19 (Krishna) with three cubs, T-6 (Romeo), T-25 (Bhola/Dollar Male), T-28 (Star Male) andT-47 (Mr. Bond) boosts the significance of this zone.
Zone 5: Zone 5 The prime sighting spots of zone 5 are Singh Dwar, Takiya Kui, Bakola, Jokha, Kachida, Bagdah Tiraha, Tamba Khan, Dhakda, Pili Ghati, Anatpura and Gular Kui. Few of the sights are common with Zone 4. T-6 (Romeo), T-3(Bhadur), two cubs of T-17 (Sunehari) and T-25 (Bhola/Dollar Male) are the big cats spotted here frequently.
Zone 6: This zone has major spots namely Patwa Ki Baori, Kala Pani, Khabli, Saran Ka Pattha and Soleshwar. The roar of T-24 (Ustad), T-34 (Kumbha), T-39 (Noor) and T-72 (Sultan), enthrals the wildlife tourists in this zone. This zone shares its boundaries with zone 1 and has more open grasslands with huge mountains in the backdrop. Along with big cats you can spot birds in this zone too.
Zone 7: The major spots of this zone are Rajbagh Naka, Kushalipura, Chidikho and Jamoda. T-8 (Ladli) with one cub andT-34 (Kumbha) are spotted in this zone.
Zone 8: Kali Bhat, Kherai, Balas, Neemli Dang and Mahakh are the key points of Zone 8. This zone shares the presence of the same big cats as zone 7 i.e., T-8 (Ladli) with one cub and T-34 (Kumbha).
Zone 9: Located at a distance of about 45 minutes from the Tiger reserver, this zone is located on the banks of Chakal river. This zone graced by the presence of T-42 (Fateh). The chilling story of this aggressive male chasing the forest department vehicles and killing a sloth bear is famous in this zone.
Zone 10: The prime spots of this zone are Aantri, Kushalipura , Bodal , Halonda and Banskhori. The tigers that can be spotted at this zone are T-42(Fateh, Male Tiger), T-13(Old Sultanpur Female) & her cubs
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Ranthambore National Park is from October to June. In July, August and September the park is closed. The timing depends on particular season and the duration of both morning and evening safari is three-and-half hours. Tourists can make jungle safari online booking for Ranthambore to reserve their seats for this breath-taking adventurous trip.
How to reach
By air – The nearest airport from Ranthambore National Park is Jaipur, which is at a distance of around 130 km.
By Rail – The nearest railway station for Ranthambore National Park is Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, which is located at a distance of 10 km from the park.
By road – Ranthambore is well connected via road route through state bus service. People can also travel by private cars and taxis to the park.
- Delhi to Ranthambore- 381 Km (Approx. 6 Hours)
- Jaipur to Ranthambore 180 Km (Approx. 3 Hours)
- Udaipur to Ranthambore- 388 Km (Approx. 6h 10 min)
- Ahmedabad to Ranthambore – 640 Km (Approx. 9h 47 min)
- Mumbai to Ranthambore – 1031 Km (Approx. 16 h 51 min)
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