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There are many beautiful, wildlife destinations in Rajasthan, and of course, Ranthambore National Park is one of them and one of the top National Parks in India. It is situated close to a township in Sawai Madhopur. Ranthambore National Park used to be the hunting site of Jaipur royal family several decades ago. Ranthambore is a house for tigers, leopards, marshy crocodiles and many other species of wildlife.

This place is a wildlife treasure. Apart from this, some places are worth seeing in the perimeter of the temple- the Ranthambore fort, the temple of Lord Ganesha, Padam Talao (lake) of Lily and a mountainous area. One of the historical districts of Rajasthan is Sawai Madhopur where Ranthambore National Park is situated. This is a prominent place in wildlife tourism in the world.

Ranthambore is situated in the foothills of the glorious mountainous terrain of Aravali and Vindhya ranges. Ranthambore National Park is a beautiful place and good habitat of wild animals. Ranthambore national Park is a great getaway for a thrilling holiday along with nature.

Being a witness to such a rich and extraordinary wildlife destination and spending time relaxing in the tranquil environment of the forest is a good experience with the power of nature. Between nature, seeing beautiful wild animals and the Royal Bengal Tiger is one of the best experiences of life.

Ranthambore National Park is spread over 392 sq km, in which 282 sq km is a core area and the remaining area comes under critical tiger habitat of the Tiger Reserve. Ranthambore was established by the Government of India in 1955 as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary. In 1973, Ranthambore was declared India's Project Tiger Reserve.

Ranthambore got the status of National Park in 1980. In 1984, the Indian government declared forests near Ranthambore as the Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary and the Keladevi Sanctuary. In 1991, the Tiger sanctuary was expanded to include both the Ranthambore sanctuaries - Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi.

There are many nature lakes in the park, besides, water ponds and water hole not only provide visitors an amazing view, but also nurture the flora and fauna born in Ranthambore. A powerful fort is also located in Ranthambore. The name of the National Park has been kept from this fort. Ranthambore fort is situated on a hill from which a very beautiful view of National Park is visible.

Ranthambore fort has many ancient ruins, whose residues can be seen in the forests too. Overall, Ranthambhore is a mixture of history and wildlife, which attracts tourists itself. Ranthambore National Park is home to the illustrious predators staying in imperial Rajasthan. Tigers being the basic fascination of the place actually get the attention of nature lovers and wildlife photographers.

With your Ranthambore Safari, you will be captivated by the observation of such large cats freely itinerant and absorbing in the glow of the desert. With tigers, there are various other wild creatures like sloth bears, wild boars, Sambar and many others that attract tourists.

ranthambore national park

Hotels in Ranthambore

Now, we talk about the real issue. Searching for good accommodation in a remote location can be a daunting task, but Ranthambore is always at the top of the wildlife tourism map, there is no shortage of suitable tourist accommodation in this area. If you plan to visit Ranthambore National Park then you can choose to stay in well-equipped luxury tents, wildlife resorts or hotels based on your budget.

There is a good list of Budget, Standard and Luxury Hotels in Ranthambore National Park. It should be noted that all hotels and resorts in Ranthambore are located outside the Wildlife Reserve, and there is no possibility of any wild animal trespass on the borders.

You can book a room in Deluxe Hotels, which includes - Shergarh Resort, The Pugmark Resort and Ranthambore Forest Resort, which are wonderful but a little expensive property. The Tigress, Treehouse Anuraga Palace, Nahargarh and Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge are also very good options for staying in Ranthambore.

It is important to mention here that RTDC Castle Jhoomar Baori is probably the only property in Ranthambore National Park which is situated in the middle of a forest. Apart from this, most resorts are located on Ranthambore road.

The Castle Jhumar Baori used to be the summer rest house of the kings of Jaipur, which is now most suitable for tourists who want to enjoy views of the Aravali hills and Ranthambore forest from their rooms. However, there is no swimming pool or gym in the Jhoomar Baori premises.

Camping in Ranthambore

Apart from this, there is also a good arrangement for staying in tents in Ranthambore, in which a good option is to book air conditioned tents at Jungle View Resort Ranthambore. This is a well-rated budget resort in Ranthambore that provides luxury tents accommodation with attached spacious bathrooms, complimentary toiletries and hot and cold running water supplies.

There is a private sitting with each tent. A well-designed tent and a large bed give royal luxury experience in the wild. The overall form given for the decoration of each room is of royalties. Sherbag and Khem Vilas are located near the National Park. Therefore, it is a very good place to breathe in fresh air. This is a green, vast, and best wildlife area in Ranthambore.

The tourists who plan to visit Ranthambore can stay with their family and friends along with other options like Vanya Villas, Ranthambore National Resort, Raj Palace, Sher Vilas, Abrar Palace, Jungle Camp, Tiger Moon Resort and Tiger Heaven Spa and Resort.

Best time to Visit Ranthambore

Like other places in India, there are three seasons in Ranthambore, which include winter, summer and monsoon. Most of the parks are closed in the rainy season. Ranthambore National Park is opened for tourists on October 1, which is open till June 30. The summer season is from March to June in Ranthambore. In summer, the temperature of Ranthambhore reaches 45 degrees, sometimes even more. Night temperature lasts around 30 degrees Celsius.

In the summer season, tigers and other wildlife can be seen around the water bodies, so months of February, March and April are considered the best time to visit in Ranthambore. The time of monsoon in Ranthambore starts from July and stays till September, during which the park is closed for tourists, some of the zones in the park are open to tourists, including Zone 6 to 10.

The winter season in Ranthambore starts from November and lasts till the end of February. During winter, the day temperature in Ranthambore is around 20 degrees Celsius, while it reaches 8 degrees Celsius at night, sometimes 4-5 degrees Celsius. If you are planning to travel to Ranthambore soon, the best time to visit Ranthambhore is from November to March.
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  1. I would love to go there one day and see all the wildlife. I'm a huge fan of nature and animals, so I think this would be amazing.


  2. Pure and simple wild nature in which to dive and come back to life! Thanks for the tips!

  3. That wildlife park sounds amazing, I'd love to visit it someday.

  4. This must have been an amazing experience!!! I would loooove to do a safari, super cool.

  5. I have been to many wildlife destinations in India but not been to Ranthambore yet. Like your post with such useful info on Ranthambore National Park.

  6. Very nice tips! I highly appreciate weather input, I dislike when it is too hot, so November to March surely is the best time. I think it would be a vacation to remember, unique experience!

  7. It sounds like a nice place to visit most especially if you want to have a fun and adventure.

  8. Ranthambore sounds like an amazing place to visit. I'd love to see the animals and the ancient ruins!

  9. Wow, thank you for sharing your tips from the experience! Nice shot ^ by the way.

  10. Looks like such an amazing place! Always good to have all of the information before taking off on a trip such as this. It looks like such a breathtaking experience.

  11. Wow - this looks like an awesome experience to be a part of! Thanks for sharing this information.

  12. i'd love to go here. great info on the park itself!!

  13. But oh my gosh that Tiger!!! I don't know that I would get ANY sleep if I was here!

  14. That photo - i would love to go on safari and see a tiger, and other animals in the wild


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