About - Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore national park, A former hunting ground for the royal family is now hailed as one of the best places for tiger safari in India. Due to the tireless efforts of the forest department, the reserve boasts of a healthy population of the big cat. Apart from tigers, the reserve is home to 40 species of mammals, 35 species of reptiles and 320 species of birds, migratory as well as residential of the natural habitat.


For tiger safari lovers who are interested in history and culture, a visit to Ranthambore also offers an insight to the temples, lakes and forts which are not only shrouded in tales of folk lore and of the time gone by, but are some of the most scenic places in and around the reserve. With regard to the vegetation, Ranthambore is a relatively dry landscape with prominence of Dhonk trees. There are 10 tourist zones at Ranthambhore and each zone offers a different vista and a chance of wildlife sighting.

Best Time To Visit Ranthambore National Park

The best time to visit any tiger reserve is October – June. However, wildlife enthusiasts consider planning a trip during the summer months, as the wildlife can be seen frequenting water bodies, especially during the months of March- May. Wildlife relaxing by, or drinking water can offer a great chance at clear photographs, or ample time to observe them in a more leisurely fashion, thereby helping understand animal behaviour and ecology as well. However, if you want to enjoy the forests and are not particularly focused on wildlife sightings alone, winter months of October – February are a great time to enjoy the landscape and bird life.


All tiger reserves have a core and buffer zone. While the core zone is reserved for the flora and fauna of the reserve to thrive devoid of human interference or habitation, the buffer consists of villages, human habitation and activities of agriculture etc.

  • Total Area of the Park : 1334 sq. kms.
  • Core Area : 392.50 sq. kms.
  • Buffer Area : 941.50 sq. kms.
  • Average Rainfall : 800 mm
  • Weather : Temperatures can range from: 2 degrees in winter to 49 degrees in summer
  • Forest type: Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest

How To Reach ranthambore


Ranthambore is connected with all major rail heads and nearest stations are- Sawai Madhopur Railway Station 11 kms. , Kota Railway Station 108 kms. & Jaipur Railway Station 180 kms.
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Ranthambore is well connected to Jaipur airport which is 180 Kms. from the park.
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Ranthambore is connected to all major cites in Rajasthan and National Capital Delhi that are further connected with train or flight. Jaipur 180 Kms. & Delhi 340 Kms.


Clothing: Packing for a forest tour is usually easier than packing for a city do. Carry light cotton pants and t-shirts / shirts for summers, and pad up in multiple jackets/ sweaters gloves, socks and ear muffs during winters. Avoid flashy colours, perfumes, scented moisturisers or anything that stands out against the serene landscape and try to blend in as much as possible for a fantastic experience.

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