Located midway between the towns of Kota and Bharatpur near Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore National Park, is home to a fascinating variety of different species of animals. It is spread across a humongous area of 392 sq km. Some of the most famous animals to spot here are wild boar, sambar, jackal, cheetal deer, leopard, sloth bear and hyena among others. The entire region is covered with fields of desert and semi-desert vegetation. Formerly, Ranthambore was just a hunting ground, known to serve the passion for hunting of the notable Maharaja of Jaipur. Later, in the year 1955, it was declared as a game sanctuary and then became a National Park during 1980s. It has also been listed among the resources preserved under the Project Tiger. The Ranthambore Reserve also includes Man Singh Sanctuary and Kaila Devi Sanctuary, well-known for its tigers.
A truly mesmerising experience is offered at the Ranthambore wildlife safari where the visitors also get an opportunity to picture the tigers in their beautiful natural habitat. Indulging in the adventurous activities at the National Park is highly recommended. These activities include enjoying elephant safari, jeep safari and experiencing the culture of the Meena tribes. Apart from this, experiencing a night out in the hideouts in the park is something that one should certainly not miss during his/her stay at Ranthambore.