Ranthambhore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is located in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan and spread over an area of 392 sq km. along with its nearby sanctuaries like – the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary. The Park is surrounded by the Vindhyas and Aravalis hill range. The park is majorly famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predators in its natural habitat. The Padam Talab, the Raj Bagh Talab and the Malik Talab are 03 prominent lakes in the area that attract wild animals. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time busy at their ordinary quest- hunting and taking proper care of their young ones. Seeing a tiger is partly a matter of luck; leave time for two or three safaris to improve your chances. Other animals include the Indian leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, striped hyena, sloth bear, southern plains gray langur, rhesus macaque, mugger crocodile and chital. The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles.
Ranthambore is also counted as the famous heritage site because of the pictorial ruins that dot the wildlife park. Certainly, a visit to Ranthambore National Park is a treat for every wildlife and nature lover. The time spend on watching tigers roaming around, verdant greenery, a gamut of other species of chirpy birds and animals is priceless and worth enough to be explored at least once in a life.
Rides are carried out at twice in a day first in the morning and second in the afternoon. Each ride lasts for about three hours. There are two options of vehicles for the safari: 20 seater open top canter or 6 seater open top gypsy. The core park area has been divided into 10 zones and the safari vehicles go to one of those zones. Visitors often take multiple tours, as tiger spotting is rare.
Ranthambore PARK timINGS
There are two safaris each day in Ranthambhore National Park, one in the morning and another in the afternoon. The times change slightly throughout the year, in accordance with sunrise and sunset.
- From 1st October to 31st October is 7 am to 10.30 am.
- From 1st November to 31st January is 7 am to 10.30 am.
- From 1st February to 31st March is 6.30 am to 10 am.
- From 1st April to 15th May is from 6 am to 9.30 am.
- From 15th May to 30th June is from 6 am to 9.30 am.
- From 15th May to 30th June is from 3.30 pm to 7 pm
- From 1st October to 31st October is 2.30 pm to 6 pm
- From 1st November to 31st January is 7 pm to 5.30 pm
- From 1st February to 31st March is 2.30 pm to 6 pm
- From 1st April to 15th May is from 3 pm to 6.30 pm