Read More on National Park Ranthambore (Sawaimadhopur)
Since historical times this region has been a favorite hunting and residence spot of Kachwaha Rajput rulers. The forts and other ancient edifices have been standing tall since the 10th century AD. But when it comes to Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur Gaming Sanctuary was established across an area of 282 sq km in 1955 by the Government of India to protect wildlife. In 1973, the Ranthambore forest was also listed under the Project Tiger initiated by the Government of India to save and enhance the endangered species of animals within the country. Ranthambore forest was declared a National Park in 1980. The adjacent forests of this park were established as the Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary and this tiger reserve was extended further to incorporate the two sanctuaries in 1992.
Tips for visiting
- The forest remains closed from May to September for safaris because it is the mating season of tigers.
- Tigers have their own identity and names with which they are known to the keepers of the national park. This has been done to give a separate significance of their own to the tigers.
- Taking mobile phones for photography is permitted, but if you have any other professional equipment like video cameras, you will have to pay a little extra to take them with you.
- Book your safari tickets before choosing your favorite zone of safari. There are 10 zones out of which tigers are easiest to spot in zones 1-5.
Best time to visit
- Ranthambore Fort
- Trinetra Ganesha Temple
- Bakula Region
- Kachida Valley
- Jogi Mahal
- Padam Talao
- Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History
Nearby market/ shopping places
- New Mall - A cool hanging spot where you can check out the stores, grab a bite, and have a good time.
- Sanyukts Mart Pvt. Ltd.- A marketplace for your needs and basic day-to-day items, you can get it all here.
- Dev Vilas
- Oberoi Vanya Vilas
- Tiger Moon Resort
- Heritage Haveli Ranthambore
- Raj Palace Resort
- Puratan Qila