Spread across an area of 1,334 square kilometres, Ranthambore is one of the major national parks in India and home to an impressive tiger population. Ranthambore is located in Rajasthan and the nearest airport is Jaipur city. The distance between Ranthambore and Jaipur city is 180 kilometres. One can hire cabs or bus to reach the place from Jaipur. The nearest railway station is Sawai Madhopur which is also well connected with the major cities across India including Delhi. In fact, you can also take a night train from Delhi and reach Sawai Madhopur in the early hours of the morning and be in time for your morning safari. If you are planning for a trip to Ranthambore, then here is a glimpse of the wild that you can expect to see.
The wildlife experience at Ranthambore begins right from the railway platform. Ranthambore’s Sawai Madhopur railway station is a piece of art. It has been done beautifully by the wildlife graffiti master artist Gajanand Singh. Since then, it is considered to be one of the most attractive railway stations in India.
Ranthambore is rich in biodiversity and a very unique ecosystem unlike any national parks in India. Apart from the sighting the majestic tiger, one can also spot other exotic animals like deer, wild boar, and a host of birds including the peacock.
If you are travelling in a large group, hire a 20-seater canter to go for forest safari. Alternatively, you have the option of a 6-seater jeep to go inside the forest for a safari.
While people generally go to Ranthambore to see the tiger, it also hosts a vast variety of birds. Ranthambore has so far documented 272 species of exotic birds including flamingos, nightjars, hornbills and flycatchers and so don’t forget to carry your binoculars.
The dry grassland of Ranthambore has over 300 species of flora and fauna. You can also see big old banyan trees, unique solitary flowers and a whole lot of contrasting vegetation.
Ranthambore is also a heritage site and you can see ruins of a fort inside the national park. The Ranthambore fort war built 700 ft high, 5 kilometres inside the park. It is now maintained under UNESCO.
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