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Ranthambore National Park is the most famous National park in India. And the high probability of sighting a tiger in the national park is the main reason for it. Ranthambore National Park is around 11 km away from Sawai Madhopur, approx 400 kms from delhi and approx 150 kms from Jaipur. North of the park lies Banas River & to the south of the park lies river Chambal. The Ranthambhore park is spotted with several Lakes.

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 Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi sanctuaries.

Summer temperatures in Ranthambore may cross 45 degree Celsius in the daytime. Nighttime winter temperatures can go down to 2 degree Celsius. Winter daytime temperatures are a pleasant 16-20 degree Celsius and are ideal for touring the Ranthambore National Park. The park is green after the monsoon and wildlife is abundant. 

The list of animals which can be seen in Ranthambore National park is long: Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Hanuman langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Rufoustailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Palm Civets, Coomon Yellow Bats, Desert Cats, Fivestriped Palm Squirels, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines, Longeared Hedgehogs, Ratels, Small Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Civets, Common mongoose, Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor Lizards, Tortoise, Banded Kraits, Cobras, Common Kraits, Ganga Soft Shelled Turtles, Indian Pythons, North Indian Flap Shelled Turtles, Rat Snakes, Russel's Vipers, Saw-scaled Vipers and the Indian Chamaeleon.

The flora in the park is mostly of the dry deciduous type with a large variety consisting of nearly 300 species.The list goes as follows: Am, Imli, Babul, Banyan, Ber, Dhak or Chila, Dhok, Jamun, Kadam, Khajur, Khair, Karel, Khejda, Kakera, Mahua, Neem.

Places to see:
Ranthambore Fort
Padam Talao (Lake)
Rajbagh Talao (Lake)
Malik Talao (Lake)
Raj Bagh Ruins
Local Shopping Market for Handicraft

Places to Eat:
There are few options to eat in Ranthambore. For proper eating joints you may have to visit Sawai Madhopur. It’s advisable to eat in the hotels you stay.

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