One of the largest and most famous national parks in the northern part of the country, Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur district is around 146 km from Jaipur. Popular for housing the big cats in good number, this national park is the best sight to spot them roaming around freely in their natural surroundings, even during the day. The best time to visit Ranthambore tiger reserve for wildlife spotting is between the months of November and May.
Ranthambore National was the former hunting grounds of the erstwhile Maharaja of Jaipur. Encircled by the Chambal River towards the south and Banas River towards the north, this wildlife reserve has a number of lakes in its premises. Covering an area of 392 sq km, this national park is one of India’s Project Tiger reserves. This national park is home to one of the largest banyan trees in the country. Along with housing several animal species such as chital, sloth bear, sambar, nilgai, leopard, tiger, wild boar, tigers etc, and this national park also boasts of housing as many as 270 avifauna species. This national park, every year is visited by wildlife photographers and wildlife enthusiasts in great numbers. The park also houses well-known Ranthambore Fort.