Rajasthan Wildlife Tour
Nestled amidst lush and picturesque surroundings of the Aravalis and the Vindhya mountain ranges in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is amongst the finest national parks and tiger reserves of India. Covering an area of approximately 400 sq km consisting of highly undulating and rugged terrain with numerous rocky ridges, hills, valleys and artificial lakes and pools, Ranthambore is primarily known for high density of Royal Bengal Tigers, promising better opportunities to see this majestic animal in his own natural habitat. Once a favorite hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, Ranthambore was declared cover under Project Tiger in 1973 and attained the status of a national park in 1980.
The lush vegetation covers combined with adequate availability of waters support a wide variety of wildlife. For a relatively small area, Ranthambore shelters over 30 species of mammal, 272 bird species, 12 reptile species and 350 plant species including 50 aquatic plants. On tours to Ranthambore National Park, you can see tigers prowling cleverly in the lush grasslands in search for their prey or drinking water on the banks of lakes and watering holes during the evening. Besides Tigers, Ranthambore National Park also shelters Leopards, Chitals, Sambars, Sloth Bears, Hyenas, Wild Boars, Mongooses, Indian Hare, Monitor Lizards and a wide variety of exotic and colorful birds.
Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur houses some interesting historical ruins, including the 10th century Ranthambore Fort, which is considered the oldest existing fort in Rajasthan. In addition, the park has several lake palaces and cenotaphs, adding to its beauty. On your tours to Ranthambore National Park, you can also see the Jogi Mahal (housing the second-largest Banyan tree in India) and Raj Bagh. Tigers have often been seen roaming freely in these ruins. Jeep and elephant safaris are quite popular in Ranthambore National Park. You too can enjoy exciting jeep safaris to explore the exceptional natural beauty and amazing wildlife of the Ranthambore National Park. The Ranthambore National Park is well connected by road to Sawai Madhopur, the nearest town from the park. The best time to visit the Ranthambore National Park is between October and March.