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Ranthambore, hailed as one of India's finest wildlife destinations, is located near the town of Sawai Madhopur, which is around 180 km south east of Jaipur in Rajasthan. Among all the important National Parks and Tiger Reserves of India, Ranthambore can easily be called the easiest accessed Park, since it is ideally located in an area just outside India’s Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

It was established as a sanctuary in 1959 and included in the very first phase of Project Tiger in 1972. In 1981, Ranthambore was awarded the status of a National Park. The park derives its name from the 11th century fort of Ranthambore, which sits on a rocky outcrop in the forest. The fort was a vital citadel for the control of central India. Though overrun by vegetation, remnants of the summer palaces, temples and guard stones within the fort still remain.

Earlier the hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the park at Ranthambore was once the scene of royal hunting parties. Today, it is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day, busy in their normal pursuits - especially stalking or hunting and taking care of their young. With the strict measures that have been taken for their conservation, they seem quite accustomed to human presence and are not disturbed by it.

Lets Explore Ranthambore – Wildlife Safaris in Ranthambore :
Wildlife in the Park – Most visitors travel to Ranthambore for a chance to see Tigers in the wild, and the chances are certainly very good. In addition to Tigers, The Park also supports a large number of other wild species including leopards, the highly endangered caracal, jungle cat, hyena, jackal, sloth bear, wild boar, marsh crocodile, porcupine, common langur, spotted deer, Indian gazelle, sambar (Asiatic stag) and nilgai (bluebull). Some of these species (especially the nocturnal ones like the leopard and the caracal) are difficult to spot and sightings are rare, but then that is bound to happen when every eye in the Park is looking for what Ranthambore is best known for the tiger. The tiger is relatively easier to spot in Ranthambore than in many other National Parks, thanks to the tourist friendly nature of the tigers and the openness of its surroundings.

Bird Species in the Park : Ranthambore is also rich in migratory, water, and woodland birds. There are about 270 species of birds in the Park including a large number of migratory birds. Some of the many varities of birdlife to be found here are the great Indian horned owl, various species of eagles such as Bonellis eagle and the crested serpent, spoonbills, partridge, quail, parakeets, kingfishers, owls and storks, geese and ducks. But perhaps the most visible bird in Ranthambore is the peacock, India's national bird. Every evening the peacocks of Ranthambore line up on the walls of the fort which stands on a cliff above the Park and, after much calling, descend to specific roosting trees for the night.

Where is Ranthambore?
By Air - The nearest airport is Jaipur (195 kms away) which is well connected by air from Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Jodhpur and Udaipur.

By Road - Ranthambore is well connected by rail to Delhi, Jaipur, Bharatpur and Mumbai.

By Road - Ranthambore is well connected by road to Agra (280 kms), Bharatpur (250 kms) and Jaipur (195 kms) and fits in very well into any North India itinerary.

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