The medieval history of the district is mainly the history of Ranthambhor and the former State of Karauli. Ranthambhor was one of the strongest forts of medieval India and is linked to the philanthropy of Prithviraj, the ruler of Shakambhari who had golden cupolas put on the Jain temple of Ranthambhor.
After the death of Aurangzeb in 1707 AD, the Mughal Empire rapidly disintegrated and petty chieftains started carving new and building their power. Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh of Jaipur State (1751-1768 AD) fortified Sherpur and renamed it Sawai Madhopur in 1765.
Ranthambore National Park is in Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan state.Located at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill range, this is one of the finest places to view animals, especially as they are used to being stared at here.The park covers an area of Approximately 400 sq Km and if combined it with the area ofsawai man singh sanctuary area,it is around 500 Sq km.
Ranthambore national park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1957 and in 1974 it gained the protection of"Project Tiger". It got its status of a National Park in 1981.
Ranthambore National Park is dotted with structures that remind you of bygone eras.There are many water bodies located all over the park, which provide perfect relief during the extremely hot summer months for the forest inhabitants. A huge fort, after which the park is named, towers over the park atop a hill. There are many ruins of bygone eras scattered all over the jungle, which give it a unique, wonderful and mixed flavour of nature, history and wildlife.Tigers at Ranthambore National park have been known to even hunt in full view of human visitors. These tigers are famous for being seen in the daytime too, due to their lack of fear of human presence in vehicles. This lack of fear of humans is excellent for tourists, as they get to see the tigers often.
This National park is a wildlife enthusiast and photographer's dream. It offers excellent accommodation and internal transportation facilities. The park remains open every year from October to May.Famous for the exciting and frequent tiger sightings captured dramatically in several books, this park is today affected by ecological pressures and poaching.
In Nutshell, Ranthambore National park is a wildlife enthusiast and photographer's dream. It offers excellent accommodation and internal transportation facilities and remains open every year from October to Mid June.
|Area||:||392.00 sq. kms.|
|Climate||:||Hot Summer (23.0 C Min to 37.0 Max C)
Cold Winter (9.1 Min to 29.0 Max C)
|Season||:||Winter Oct. - March
Summer April – June
|Language||:||Rajasthani, (Dhundhari) Hindi & English|
The nearest Airport is Jaipur 185 kms away. Indian Air Lines, Jet Airways are connects Udaipur with Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Mumbai.
The nearest Railway Station is Sawai Madhopur 7 kms.
Regular bus services to and from Jaipur
|Morning Safari:||07:30 hrs||10:30 hrs|
|Evening Safari:||15:00 hrs||17:30 hrs|
|Morning Safari:||06:30 hrs||09:30 hrs|
|Evening Safari:||16:00 hrs||18:30 hrs|