Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of south-eastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination.
This green jungle in Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan state is 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 392 sq km and if combined it with the area of Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary Area, it is around 500 sq km.
One of the best jungles I have visited so far and probably the most number of visits as a naturalist and a wildlife photographer to this forest. Striking a balance between professional commitments and passion is always difficult and this place is logistically perfect for me. The park and the resorts are located just 15 minutes from the Sawai Madhopur railway station which makes life real easy for me. Catching the late night train from Mumbai and reaching Sawai Madhopur late morning gives us ample time to spend in the jungles and take maximum safaris in our 3-4 days stay in Ranathambhore. Apart from that, my experiences on sightings have been really lucky and consider this jungle to be one of the lucky charms for me. The terrain and the forest is as always beautiful throughout the season and this destination is always there on my radar of must visit places in a year.