Ranthambhore National Park or Ranthambhore is the largest national park in northern India known for its Bengal tigers, and is one of the best place in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat, covering 392 km². Tigers can be easily spotted even in the daytime. The best times for tiger sightings at Ranthambhore National Park are in November and May. Other fauna include the Indian leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, striped hyena, sloth bear, southern plains gray langur, rhesus macaque, mugger crocodile and chital. The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles, as well as one of the largest banyan trees in India. Ranthambhore was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambhore became a national park in 1980. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary, and in 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include the Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi sanctuaries.
Jaipur, 160 km away, is the nearest airport to Ranthambhore wildlife sanctuary.
Ranthambhore National Park is around 11 km from Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, which lies on the Delhi to Mumbai trunk route.
There are no bus routes from other major cities to Ranthambhore. Nearest bus stand is Newai, Rajasthan. Newai to Ranthambhore is 63 km away.
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