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Ranthambore National
Park

Rajasthan

Ranthambore
Facts ➝

Key Species in
Ranthambore➝

Tiger Safari Zones ➝

Reaching Ranthambore➝

Weather & Clothing ➝

About Ranthambore National Park

The Indian state of Rajasthan is known all over the world for its rich cultural heritage. Its history, customs, royalty, fairs, and festivals are all so classic, rich, and colorful. The same richness and antiquity can be seen and felt in one of its other natural heritages – the Ranthambore National Park.
The Ranthambore National Park is among the biggest and prominent national parks in India, and also one of the most visited and densely populated regions when it comes to the number of unique species of flora and fauna found here. Ranthambore lies between two of the oldest and greatest geographical formations of India – the Arravalis and the Vindhya range. The forest spreads over an area of 515 sq. miles, of which 151 sq. miles make up for the wildlife reserves.
Among the major attractions at the national park is the Ranthambore tiger safari. The majestic tigers have become rather accustomed to the presence of humans over the years and are considered to be diurnal, meaning they could be easily spotted during the day. The fact that tigers are the most photographed of wild animal species makes Ranthambore an ideal spot for tiger safari tours.
Tiger sightings in Ranthambore are quite common. So much so that some tigers have even earned celebrity status; starring in their own TV show and being featured in numerous documentaries. The landscape of this area is unique. Deep gorges, grassy slopes, rugged hills, ravines, and large lakes make this park a photographer’s delight. Ranthambore is beautifully farmed by the Chambal River and Banas River from either side. This makes the national park an ideal vacation hotspot, beyond just the customary national park safari. Tourists can enjoy a variety of activities, which include taking up treks along the mighty Ranthambore Fort, Jogi Mahal, Ancient temple and Raj Bagh ruins. All in all, it is a fabulous setting to have your first tiger sighting in!

Facts about Ranthambore National Park

Area: 1334 sq. km.
Coordinates: Latitude: 26° 01’ 02” N, Longitude: 76° 30′ 09”E.
Weekly Off: None
Yearly Off: Holi, Diwali
Functional Days: Open throughout the year
Rainfall: 800 mm
Forest Type: Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest

Key Species of Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore - Tiger Ustaad

Mammals

Rantambore - Chestnut-bellied nuthatch

Birds

Satpura Cobra

Reptiles

Safari Zones of Ranthambore National Park

Typically, every National Park is divided into 3 kinds of zones: Core, Buffer, and Reserved. The core zone is the protected area of the jungle. It acts as a referral point on the natural state of the ecosystems represented by the biosphere reserves. Wildlife and natural resources are strictly protected by the forest department. The buffer zone is where animals and a percentage of human life co-exist peacefully. Lastly, a reserved forest acts as a virtual boundary for the forest. That being said, animals don’t know what a “zone” is. They roam around freely in the entire forest for it is their home.

Ranthambore is a unique park that has its zones numbered and not named. Initially, it only had 5 zones, however, as the park gained popularity and got attention from wildlife enthusiasts, the park was expanded to accommodate 10 zones. Each of these 10 zones is thriving with unique flora and fauna. When you’re on a Ranthambore national park safari, make sure to ask your guide about exploring the zones to their fullest. Here’s a rundown down on how the zones are split.

Zone 1: Sultan ( T-72 ), Noor (T-39) with Two Cubs Ustad (T-24)
Zone 2: Krishna (T-19) with Three Cubs, Gayatri (T-22), Ustad (T-24), Noon (T-39) with Two Cubs Sultan (T-72), Jhumru (T-20)
Zone 3: Star Male (T-28), Krishna (T-19), Three Cubs of Krishna (T-19)
Zone 4: Machli (T-16), Bhola/Dollar Male (T-25), Krisha (T-19) with Three Cubs, Star Male (T-28), Romeo (T-6), Mr. Bond (T-47), Laila (T-41) with one cub
Zone 5: Romeo (T-6), Two Cubs of Sunehari (T-17), Bhola/Dollar Male (T-25), Bhadur (T-3), Laila (T-41) with one cub
Zone 6: Ustad (T-24), Kumbha (T-34), Sultan (T-72), Noor (T-39) with Two Cubs
Zone 7: Ladli (T-8) With Two Cub, Kumbha (T-34)
Zone 8: Ladli (T-8) With Two Cub, Kumbha (T-34)
Zone 9: Ladli (T-8) With Two Cub, Kumbha (T-34)
Zone 10: Zone 10- T-42(Fateh, Male Tiger), T-13(Old Sultanpur Female) & her three 6 months old Cubs

tiger safari at ranthambore national park
Ranthambore Cormoront
Ranthambore Deer

Reaching Ranthambore National Park

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Train

The closest rail head to the park is Sawai Madhopur at a mere distance of 11 kms from the park, followed by Kota and Jaipur at a distance of 108 and 180 kms.
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Flight

The closest Airport is the Jaipur, which is at a distance of 180 kms from the park. Jaipur has great connectivity with major cities in the country including New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad etc.
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Road

Ranthambore National Park is accessible by road from most of the major cities in India by busses or private cabs.
New Delhi – Ranthambhore: 381 kms (06-hour drive)
Jaipur – Ranthambhore: 180 kms (03-hour drive)
Agra – Ranthambhore: 239 kms (05-hour drive)
Bharatpur – Ranthambhore: 202 kms (04-hour drive)

Weather and Clothing

Temperature Chart Ranthambore national park
❯ DO NOT carry shiny/bright colored clothing. Instead, carry earthy colors like shades of dull green or olive green, beige, and grey. Black is also avoidable as it attracts mosquitos.
❯ Carry comfortable, breathable clothes (cotton) in summer.
❯ Carry layers (4-5) of thin woolen clothes rather than one heavy jacket for winter. Layers are a lot more helpful through the varying temperatures during the day.
❯ Carry a wind cheater/rain coat just in case there is a light shower.
❯ Carry a Cap/Hat during summer.
❯ Avoid wearing strong perfume while on safari. Animals have a strong sense of smell and it may distract them.

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