Ranthambore National Park
Lake at Ranthambore national park
Ranthambore National Park
is situated in Eastern Rajasthan near Swai Madhopur, where the Aravali Hill ranges and the Vindhyan plateau
meet. Sawai Madhopur is some 175 km from state capital Jaipur. The nearest train station is Sawai Madhopur on the
Bombay-Jaipur railway line and located 12 km from Ranthambore.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest national parks in northern
India, covers an area of around 400 sq km. It is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country. The park's abandoned
fortress, lakes and above all, around 40 majestic tigers, have made it
one of the most filmed wildlife reserves in the world. The park is also home to animals like the jackal, mongoose, sloth bear
The Ranthambhore National Park was once the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of
Jaipur. The rivers Chambal in the South and Banas in the North bound the Ranthambore National
Park. Ranthambore National Park is famous for its Tigers. Six man made lakes are the central focus of the park and many perennial streams
criss-cross the entire park. The Ranthambore National Park has internal drainage and has no link up with any river system, even though
two rivers bound the Park in it’s north and south side. The terrain of Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary fluctuates between impregnable
forests and open bush land. The forest is the typically dry deciduous type, with Dhok, being the most prominent tree.
Ranthambore has a rich diversity of
plants and animals with over 200 species of birds, 30 species of mammals including the tiger and 12 species of reptile. Ranthambore holds several
permanent lakes complete with lurking crocodiles. The three biggest lakes are Padam talab, Malik talab and Rajbagh.
Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary today offers an
intense diversity of flora and fauna. Tigers, the park's pride makes it one of the best places in the country to observe them. Apart from that a large numbers of
Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Gazzelle, Boars, Mongoose, Indian Hare, Monitor Lizards and a large number of birds.
Ranthambore national park is also one of the richest reserves in bird species. Ranthambore, due to its varied terrain and abundance of water
bodies, has an excellent population of birds, resident and migrant. Nealy 272 different species of birds found in the Ranthambore
National Park Rajasthan. The birds in the Park includes a large number of migratory birds.
Ranthambore Fort and Jogi Mahal
The entry point to the Ranthambore National Park, goes straight to the Ranthambore Fort and Jogi Mahal. With a coverage area of 392-sq-kms, this park got its name from
the Ranthambhore Fort, which sits on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Park. The fort, which dates back to the 10th
century and is probably the oldest existing fort in Rajasthan, was a vital citadel for control of Central India and particularly the Malwa plateau.
Padam Talao : Padam Talao is the largest of the all the lakes located inside the park, and the beautiful red sandstone Jogi Mahal is located at the
very edge of this lake. A huge banyan tree, considered to be India’s second largest, is near the lake.
Other places of attraction are Bakaula, Kachida Valley, Lakarda and Anantpura
near to the Ranthambore National Park.
Year Clubs Tigers
1999 6 36
2001 12 38
2002 10 48
2004 6 47
2005 0 26
2007 13 32