Ranthambore National Park

One of the biggest national parks in North India, Ranthambore National Park covering an area of 392 Km2 is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of south eastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. The national park was considered as the famous hunting ground of the Maharajas of beautiful Pink City in the erstwhile period. Ranthambore National Park terrain has now been converted into a major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination.


Main Entrance – Ranthambore National Park

Image Source – Live India


The national park is best known for its large tiger population. As the tourism and population in the nearing villages of the ranthambore increased, there were more frequent poaching and human – animal interactions in the area. The government of India allotted the area of 60 mi2 of the park as the tiger sanctuary which later became what Ranthambore national Park is now.

Wild Animals:

Ranthambore National Park has a hige variety of fauna; birds, reptiles and animals withing the premises. The primary population of the national tourism spot has Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Rufoustailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Palm Civets or Toddy cat, Coomon Yellow Bats, Desert Cats, Fivestriped Palm Squirels, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines, Longeared Hedgehogs, Ratels, Small Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Civets and Common mongoose.


Tigers at Ranthambore National Park

Image Source – Ranthambore National Park Official Website

The park is very famous for its diurnal tigers and Jungle Cats. The amphibian population of the park consists only Common Indian Toad and Common Frog.

The marsh crocs reptiles present in this tourist place are Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor Lizards, Tortoise, Banded Kraits, Cobras, Common Kraits, Ganga Soft Shelled Turtles, Indian Pythons, North Indian Flap Shelled Turtles, Rat Snakes, Russel's Vipers, Saw-scaled Vipers and the Indian Chamaeleon.


Due to Ranthambore’s abundance of water bodies and varied terrain, the spot has amazing population of birds; resident and migrant. In all, there is a list of two hundred and seventy two species that have been documented here. Some of the best places to visit here are Rajbagh Talao, Padam Talao, Jhalra area, Malik Talao, and Rathambore fort.


Birds at National Park Ranthambore

Image Source – Live India

The few important birds in Ranthambore include Graylag Goose, Common Kingfishers, Bee Eaters, Cuckoos, Woodpeckers, Indian Gray Hornbills, Parakeets, Asian Palm Swift, Owl, Nightjars, Gulls, Terns, Great Crested Grebe, Eagles, Pigeon, Dove, Crakes, Snipes, Sandpipers, Darters, Cormorants, Egrets, Storks, Pittas, Shrikes, Treepies, Crows, Herons, Bitterns, Flamingos, Ibis, Pelicans, Orioles, Cuckoo-Shrikes, Minivets, Drongos, Flycatchers, Ioras, Finches, Wagtails, Munias, Bulbul, Mynas, Wood Shrikes, Pipits, Bayas, Sparrows, Falcons etc.



The vegetation in the national park is mostly covered with the dry deciduous type of plants and trees with a large variety of species consisting of three hundred number long list. The majority of the vegetation covers are however widely made up of Am (Magnifera iIndica), Imli (Tamarindicus indica), Babul (Accasia nilotica), Banyan (F icus benghalensis), Ber (Zizyphus mauritania), Dhak or Chila (flame of the forest){Butea monosperma), Dhok (Anogeossis pendula), Jamun (Syzygium cumini), Kadam (Authocephalus cadamba), Khajur (Phoenix sylvestris), Khair (Accacia catechu).

Places to Visit:

The Ranthambore National Park is considered as the most suitable and beautiful place for the wildlife photography in the world. In the park, you can capture tigers in their various moods, deers, and other wild life species. Besides the Ranthambore Park, there are places like Jogi Mahal (the wonderful forest guesthouse), and the Ranthambore Fort (one of its kind in the entire state of Rajasthan).

Some of the important places at and around Ranthambore National Park are: Bakaula, Kachida Valley, Lakarda and Anantpura, Raj Bagh Ruins, Padam Talao, Ranthambore Fort, Raj Bagh Talao, and Malik Talao.


Timings for entry into, and exit from, the park depends on the season. In winters, due to the shorter daylight, the morning entry time is later and evening exit time is earlier.

Safari Time Table



Morning Trip

Evening Trip


1st October to 31st October

7.00 A.M. to 10.30 A.M.

2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.


1st November to 31st January

7.00 A.M. to 10.30 A.M.

2.00 P.M. to 5.30 P.M.


1st February to 31st March

6.30 A.M. to 10.00 A.M.

2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.


1st April to 15th May

6.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M.

3.00 P.M. to 6.30 P.M.


15th May to 30th June

6.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M.

3.30 P.M. to 7.00 P.M.


How to Reach

Ranthambore National Park is well-connected to all the major cities of India, The easiest and cheapest way to reach the national park is by boarding a train to Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, which connects cities like Jaipur, Bombay, and Delhi.

If you are convenient in travelling through air, then Jaipur International Airport is the nearest airport, which is well connected with the metro cities of India. 

From Airport

Via Cab

Distance from airport is 156.6 km.

Cab will take 3 hrs to reach the Ranthambore International Airport.

Charge for one side is approx. for auto Rs. 2000  – 4000.

From Sawai Madhopur Railway Station

Via Cab

Distance from Chomu Railway Station is 13.7 km.

Cab will take 25 - 30 minutes to reach the Ranthambore National Park.

Charge for one side is approx. for auto Rs. 200 - 400.

Via Public Transportation

Public Transportation (Buses and Taxis) is available from Sawai Madhopur Railway Station.

Parking Information

Parking available (Road Side and Indoor)

Charges – Free (Road Side)

Contact Info 
Head Office
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Tel : + 91- 120 - 4052615 - 99 ( 85 hunting lines are available ) 
Fax : - + 91 - 120 – 4052699
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