Ranthambore is famed for the Ranthambore National Park that was established under the ‘Save the Tiger‘ initiative of the Indian government. The former hunting grounds of the maharajas of Jaipur, today help in preserving the depleting tiger population. Apart from the national park, there are places of historic interest like the Ranthambore Fort.
How to Reach Ranthambore
- By Train: The closest railway station is the Sawai Madhopur railway station that has daily trains from all the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai etc.
- By Road: Ranthambore is well connected by roads. The closest city is Jaipur, that is about a three-hour drive. It is about a six-hour journey from Delhi and Udaipur.
- By Air: The closest airport is in Jaipur. There are daily flights to Jaipur from major cities. From Jaipur, the tourists would have to take taxis or buses.
|October to February||Winter are the best time to visit because of the good weather conditions.||Popular Tourist Season|
|March to June||Park remains open.||Ideal Time|
|July to September||National Park remain close due to rainy season.||Off Season|
Best Time to Visit
Tourists should avoid visiting the national park during summer seasons, to avoid the scorching summer of Rajasthan. The chances of spotting a tiger during the summer season are lesser. The best time to visit the region would be from October to April. The park remains closed from July to September, due to the onset of the rainy season.
Places to Visit
- The main attraction in the area is the Ranthambore National park. The park has safaris in the morning and evening slots, that change according to seasons.
- Tourists also visit the Ranthambore Fort built by Chauhan warriors that remained impenetrable due to its strategic location
- Kachida Valley is a jeep ride away from the national park and would give you a chance to spot panthers.
- To enjoy the wildlife of Rajasthan more holistically it would be smart to club visiting Ranthambore with the Bharatpur bird Sanctuary and the Sariska National park. All these places are connected to each other by a good road network and can be covered in a week-long trip.