Ranthambore Tiger Safaris For Foreigners
The 392 square kilometers area forest reserve is always on a roll. Blame it on the beauty of Ranthambore, tourists all over the world crave to the max to get a permit for a safari drive in Ranthambore forest reserve. Facts and figures show that sighting a tiger in Ranthambore is in the mind of every foreign tourist.
History Of Ranthambore :
Ranthambore National Park like any other tourist place in India has a rich history. The forest area was initially established as Sawai Madhopur National Park in the year 1955 and covered 282 square kilometers. This was with the motive to stop the exploitation of forests and get rid of the practice of poaching. However, the number of big cats continued to diminish for some strange reason. This is when Project Tiger was enforced in 1973. By 1980, after moving a few villages out of the reserve and hence it got the status of a National Park.
The forest is spread across over 392 square kilometers area in the Sawai Madhopur district, in the eastern part of Rajasthan. To be more precise, the forest reserve is between the Aravali and Vindhya hill ranges.
Flora And Fauna Of Ranthambore
The Royal Bengal tiger takes pride as the most preferred big cat in the jungle. Indian leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, striped hyena, sloth bear, southern plains gray langur, rhesus macaque, mugger crocodile chital, and many others to look out for through the woods. The jungle is home to a wide variety of trees, plants, birds, and reptiles.
There is plenty of water available to support a variety of flora and fauna in the forest reserve. Around 300 plant species in the Ranthambore National Park are discovered here. This region receives very scanty rainfalls and so the vegetation in the park mainly comprises of the dry deciduous type. Banyan trees and peepal trees are more common here.
Safari Zones Of Ranthambore National Park
The Park is framed into 10 zones, out of which zone 1 to zone 6 are considered core zones, and zone 7 to zone 10 are considered buffer zones.
Why Visit Ranthambore For Your Next Safari?
Massive Tiger Population – Ranthambore is popularly known for the tiger population. It is the only region where the tigers can be sighted at any point in time.
More Safari Options – Ranthambore National Park is one of the few parks where you can plan for a half-day safari and a full-day safari.
Abundant Nature – Exploring all the zones might be hard. Fret not, there is beyond your expectations while exploring Ranthambore.
How To Reach Ranthambore
By Road –
The park is well connected to major metropolitan cities. It is approximately 160 km from Jaipur and 400 km from Delhi.
By Train –
Sawai Madhopur railway station is 11 km from Ranthambore National Park. A lot of trains that pass through here are scheduled to stop here for off-boarding. There are trains passing through Sawai Madhopur from major cities of India.
By Air –
The nearest international airports-
- Jaipur International airport is approximately 160 km from the park.
- Indira Gandhi International Airport – 400 m from Ranthambore National Park
You can get taxi services from these airports to arrive at Ranthambore.
Documents Required for Ranthambore safari
- Passport(With expiry date not less than 6 months)
- Copy of the permit
Best Time To Visit Ranthambore National Park?
October to June is the time of the year when the park is filled with tourists. You can expect the park to be closed from July to September due to excess rainfall. Sightings can be more during summer, from March till June.
October to February is the time when the mornings get extreme cold here. March to June can be hot and humid. Carrying drinking water for the safari is suggested. Further, we recommend dressing according to the weather conditions. Be prepared for unscheduled rains at any point in time.
To make the conversation short, Ranthambore National Park is good to explore when there are no rain.
Booking your next safari at Ranthambore National Park is just a few steps-
Step 1: Head over to https://packages.wildtrails.in/
Step 2: Select Park Name as Ranthambore National Park. Fill in the Check-in and Check-out dates along with your group size.
Step 3: Choose the type of accommodation. It can be anything as per your budget. Click on ‘Details’.
Step 4: Select the number of safaris drives and the type of safari you wish to choose.
Step 5: Select add-on options if you wish to have them to your itinerary. Click on Send Enquiry.
Step 6: Fill out the form-
That’s it. Your job is done. Now sit back and relax until our experts reach out to you
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