Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most well-known National Park in Northern India. It is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of South Eastern Rajasthan. It is about 130 kilometres from Jaipur.
Ranthambore National Park is spread over an area of 392sq.km. This 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. Here you can easily spot the tiger even during the day time busy at their ordinary quest-hunting and taking proper care of their young ones.
Apart from tigers, the major wild animals include nilgai, leopard, wild boar, sambar, hyena and chital etc. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. Ranthambore National Park is a treat for every wildlife and nature-lover.
Flora and Fauna
Ranthambore National park is enriched with flora. Around 300 species of plant are grown in the Ranthambore National Park. The region is close to the Thar, as a result, it receives inadequate rainfalls and therefore the vegetation in the park is majorly dry and deciduous type. The park comprises of the trees like Imli, Babul, Banyan, Ber, Dhak, Jamun, Khajur etc.
The unusual climate and vegetation of Ranthambore made the forests dry and left with little and underdeveloped ground. Therefore, viewing of wildlife becomes easier in Ranthambore National Park through safari. It is also known as a virtual island, rich in fauna.
Jungle Safari is considered as the best way to watch wildlife in Ranthambore. There are two amazing safaris available in Ranthambore National Park, which are jeep and canter safari. Everyday two safaris are conducted for a specified time. The vehicles carrying groups of tourists must be accompanied by a trained and expert guide are permitted to enter the park. There is a fixed track for the jeep and canter safari within the appointed time. A jeep safari is appropriate for a small group of at least 6 people. It is recommended for wildlife photo- graphers so that they can capture the clear view of royal predators and other species of animals. Whereas, Canters are recommended for large group of tourists who wishes to go for a safari into the National park. It allows 20 people at a time.
Best Time to Visit
Ranthambore National Park has dry climate. In summers, the days remain hot and dry with the maximum day temperature above 40 degrees so you can experience loo. In monsoon the weather here remains humid and receives very less rain therefore, areas in and around Ranthambore suffers from droughts. While, in winters the Ranthambore National Park remains very cold.
So, the best time recommended to visit the park is between October and June to enjoy at the fullest. During these months the weather is very much pleasant i.e. nor hot and nor cold. The park remain closed in monsoon season i.e. from July to September.
Tigers are solitary by nature and the park is frequented for spotting tigers, which is almost a matter of luck. It is known to be the best tiger spotting location of India and with its rich flora and fauna, varied species of animals and birds and unique wilderness can be considered as a treat for wildlife lovers and photographers. Hence, one’s visit the Ranthambore National Park in your lifetime and experience the royalty of our National animal including many other exciting activities.