RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

@Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. Established in 1980. Famous for – Tigers, Leopards, Birding, Fort, lakes, gorges and landscapes, wildlife safari.

About Ranthambore National Park :
One of the most famous and renowned parks of India, Ranthambore National Park is located in Southeastern Rajasthan in the district of Sawai Madhopur. 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

Formerly Ranthambore National Park was considered as hunting ground for Maharaja of Jaipur, and has a huge Ranthambore fort inside the park. The tales of kings of Chauhan dynasty are very famous. The fort is declared as UNESCO World Heritage site and is open for tourism and one can the remnants of fort and other structures inside the park even today.

Ranthambore National park is surrounded by the Vindhyas and Aravalis hill range and Ranthambore Tiger Reserve spread over an area approx 1410.64 sq.km including core and buffer area. The Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary is also included in this reserve.

Closest Airport : Jaipur (160kms)
Closest Railway Station : awaiMadhopur( 11kms) Kota (114 kms)

Co-ordinates : 26°01′02″N 76°30′09″


RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK TOUR PACKAGE

Standard Itinerary
Day 1 –
Pick up from Sawai Madhopur at 10:00 am and transfer to Ranthambore National Park in private car. Reach Resort and Check in and rest. After Lunch Gear up and Leave for 1st Wildlife Safari. Evening Back to Resort. Dinner. Lights off and day ends.

Day 2 –

Early Morning Have Breakfast and Leave for 2nd Wildlife Safari. Alternatively you may carry your breakfast on safari only to save on safari time. Post safari back for Lunch. After Lunch Leave for 3rd Wildlife Safari. Evening Back to Resort.  Dinner. Lights off and day ends.

Day 3 –
Early Morning Leave For 4th Wildlife Safari. Check Out luggage. Enjoy the delicious Lunch and post Lunch Leave For Sawai Madhopur by Private Vehicle.

Tour concludes with Happy Memories !!

Rate Chart (for 02 Nights / 03 Days Package considering 06 people per gypsy)

Resort Type Pricing per head (06 people per gypsy)
Economy Hotel  
Deluxe Resort  
Luxury Resort

Inclusions :

  1. Pickup and Drop from Sawai Madhopur to Sawai Madopur in A/C Vehicle
  2. Accommodation in Resort on Triple/Twin/Single Sharing Basis in AC Rooms/luxury tents
  3. All Meals at Ranthambore National Park
  4. Tiger Safari in open gypsy
  5. All Taxes and Safari Permits
  6. Government Service Tax

Exclusions :
– Anything not mentioned in the inclusions list; e.g. Train/ Air travel, Personal orders, Camera charges etc.


BIODIVERSITY OF RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

The Park landscape alternates between dry deciduous forests and open grassy meadows. The flora of the park includes 539 species of flowering plants. Dhok trees are found in majority, other species includes Sal,  Mahua, Imli, Banyan , Khiar , Jamun, Palas etc

Ranthambore National park has a huge variety of animals, birds and reptiles within it.

Tiger being the key stone species, other mammals include Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Palm Civets, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines, Long eared Hedgehogs, Ratels, Small Indian Mongoose and Common mongoose.

A list of 272 species has been documented in the park. The park has number water sources and lakes where one can find amazing number of birds. he most important birds in Ranthambore include’s Graylag Goose, Woodpeckers, Indian Gray Hornbills, Kingfishers, Bee Eaters, Cuckoos, Parakeets, Asian Palm Swift, Owl, Night jars, Pigeon, Dove, Crakes, Snipes,Eagles, Darters, Cormorant, Ibis, Pelicans, Storks, Pittas, Shrikes, Treepies, Crows, Orioles, Cuckoo-Shrikes, Minivets, Drongos, Flycatchers, Ioras, Wood Shrikes, Pipits, Bayas, Sparrows, Finches, Wagtails, Munias, Bulbul, Mynas, Falcons etc.

The water bodies of Ranthambore are famous for their Muggars or Marsh Crocodiles. Other reptiles and amphibians found are Tortoise, Banded Kraits, Cobras, Common Kraits, Ganga Soft Shelled Turtles, Indian Pythons, and North Indian Flap Shelled Turtles.


FAMOUS TIGERS IN RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

MACHALI :
T-16 or ‘Lady of the Lake’ is a World renowned tigress and is on every  wildlifer’s wish list. This tigress was named Machali after the mark on her body that resembles a fish. Her territory lies around the famous Rajbauglake and the fort area. She’s one of the only tigers ever seen to kill crocodiles. Today at 19 years of age she still rules the Ranthambore forests and  haseven received a TOFT Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to conservation and the wider Rajasthan economy.

UNNIS :
T-19 or Krishna is one of the Machalis daughters. First seen in 2006 she is 10 years old. She has double parallel ‘eyebrows’ over her right eye and two – pronged – fork mark on her left cheek. Given birth to litter of cubs in 2014 untill recently she is seen with her sub-adult cubs thriving in the jungles of Ranthambore.

SITARA :
Sitara or Star male has a Five-point star over left eye and a bird-shaped marking over the right. First seen in 2008, he is about 8-9 years old. He is now one of the few dominant males of the National Park. His present territory includes Nalghati, Jhalara, almost the entire Mandoop plateau, Lakkarda and the three major lakes, where he’s often seen by visitors.

NOOR :
T-39 or MALA is also known as Sultanpur female. She is friendly, beautiful and often seen because of her extrovert nature. First seen in 2009 she is about 7 years old.  She has bead-like markings on her side flanks.

 


SAFARI GATES & BOOKINGS

Open gypsy Jungle Safari is major attraction and one of the most popular options to spot animal movement and admire beautiful landscape in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. There 10 zones from where one can enter the park.

Zone 1 : Singhdwar Raipur, Amreshwar Dang, TutikaNalla, Sultanpur, Gada Dub, PeelaPani, exit from Singhdwar

Zone 2 : Jogi Mahal, Jhalra, Kamaldhar, AmraiPhoota Bandha, Pandudeh, Guda, Gandharia, Polkya, exit from Jogi Mahal

Zone 3 : Jogi Mahal, PadamTalab, Raj Bagh, Mandook, High Point, exit from Jogi Mahal

Zone 4 : Singhdwar, Tamakhan, Malik Talab, Lakarda, Berda, Semli, Adidaant, Lambi, exit from Singhdwar

Zone 5 : Singhdwar, Jokha, Kachida, Dhakda, Baghda, Bakola, Anatpura, exit from Singhdwar

Zone 6 : (Kundal) : Rajbagh Naka, PalliDarwaza, Kundal Area, PatwaBaori, Sonkach, Kala Pani, exit from Rajbagh Naka

Zone 7 : (Chidikho): Rajbagh Naka, Chidikho, Jamoda, Kushalipura, exit from Rajbagh Naka

Zone 8 : (Balas): Balas, Neemli Dang, Kali Bhat, Kherai, Mahakho, exit from Balas

Zone 9 : ( Kuwalji) Approx 45 kms

Zone 10 :  Kushalipura, Bodal, Halonda, Banskhori, Aantri, exit from Devpura.

Safari booking at Ranthambhore National Park is controlled by the Dept. of Forest (Govt. of India). As per the current policy 20 jeeps(06 seater) and 20 canters(20 seater) allowed to enter the park per drive (morning and afternoon) park entrance fees & vehicles are paid in advance on a first come first served basis against a non-refundable, 100% deposit basis only. Vehicle allocation takes place on the day of safari.

The safari timing change as per seasons and sunrise and sunset.

  • Morning Jeep: 6.00 A.M to 11.00 A.M. (entry allowed until 8.00 a.m.)
  • Afternoon Jeep: 3.00 P.M. until 6.00 P.M (entry allowed until 4.30 p.m.)

Each gate offers safari permit to the exclusive area of that range and no vehicle is allowed to interchange the zones while on safari. The entry and exit gate for the vehicle has to be same. The gypsy charges or vehicle charges are separate and one has to pay differently.

The tourists are not allowed to get down from the vehicle throughout the safari. A set of rules and regulation exists for tiger safari and the park guide is aware of that. One has to follow his instruction in order to follow the regulations.

For the gate entry one needs to produce identification documents of the tourists like passport/driving license/ pan card etc. For the foreigners the passport in original has to be shown.


HOTELS AND RESORTS IN RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

Different kinds of accommodation are available in different areas of Ranthambore and its zones. Tents, cottages, rooms  are made available by various resorts for comfortable stay.  Forest rest houses are also available .

Some of the resorts for budget accommodation are Sher vilas, Vatika Resort, Tiger heaven resort and spa etc

Some luxury resorts available are Dev Vilas, Sher bagh, Oberoi Vanya vilas ,RanthamboreBaghetc

 


WEATHER IN RANTHAMBORE TIGER RESERVE

Summers are hot with temperature ranging from 30-45 degrees from March to June, Winters are cold and pleasant with temperatures ranging from 4-25 degrees. Monsoon is witnessed from June to September and rains about 1000mm


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