Ranthambore is most popular for its wildlife and is located in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. It is nested at the meeting point of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill ranges and is one of the finest places to spot wonderful wild animals in their natural habitat. The total area covered by the park is about 500 sq km and it got the status of a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1955. Later, it was declared as a National Park in the year 1981. If you are the one who wants to be close to the nature and observe its endowments, then this park is an ideal retreat. The diverse range of flora and fauna is simply a feast to the eyes and the park is also ideal for the wildlife enthusiasts.
Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan is a breeding ground to a number of wild animals such as Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Rufoustailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Palm Civets or Toddy cat, Common Yellow Bats, Desert Cats, Civets and Common mongoose.
The park is acclaimed for its diurnal tigers and a range of fascinating reptiles such as Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor Lizards, Banded Kraits, Cobras, Common Kraits, Indian Pythons, Rat Snakes, Russel's Vipers, Saw-scaled Vipers and the Indian Chameleon. The Ganga Soft Shelled Turtles, and North Indian Flap Shelled Turtles are among the famous amphibious species commonly spotted here.
While in Ranthambore, you will also get an opportunity to visit the other tourist attractions in Ranthambore National Park such as Bakaula, Kachida Valley, Lakarda and Anantpura, Raj Bagh Ruins, Padam Talao, Ranthambore Fort, Rajbagh Talao and Malik Talao.
Ranthambore National Park being one of the most prominent ones all over India can be accessed quite conveniently. The nearby airports are located in Jaipur and Kota and the former one is well-linked with the other towns of India. The best way to reach Ranthambore is to take a train to Sawai Madhopur which is well connected with Jaipur, Bombay and Delhi. The road transport is equally good and Ranthambore can be reached from the far corners of India by the smooth network of state and National highways.