Ranthambore National Park is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. It is situated in Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, about 180 km from Jaipur, which is also the nearest airport. The nearest town and railway station is at Sawai Madhopur, about 11 km away.
Ranthambhore was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India, and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambore became a national park in 1980. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary, and in 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi sanctuaries.
Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. Tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time. A good time to visit Ranthambore National Park is in November and May when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India.
National Park area: 275 km² core area. 392 km² including buffer zone.
Tiger Reserve area: 1334 km²
Altitude: 215 to 505 meters above sea level
Closest airport is Jaipur at 180 km
Terrain: Dense tropical dry forest, open bushland and rocky terrain interspersed with lakes and streams
Ecoregion: Kathiarbar-Gir dry deciduous forests
Best Season: From November to March
Closed: Monsoon season (July – August). The address of Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan is Ranthambore National Park
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