Known for its large tiger population, Ranthambore National Park or Ranthambore is a national park in northern India, established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India. Declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973, the Ranthambore National Park became a national park on 1 November 1980.
The neighboring forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary, in 1984. Known for its Bengal tigers, Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is one of the recommended destinations in India to view these creatures in their original jungle environment.
Some other animals are found in this place, including the Indian leopard, nilgai, striped hyena, sloth bear, southern plains gray langur, chital, mugger crocodile, sambar, wild boar, and rhesus macaque. Home to a wide variety of trees, plants, birds, and reptiles, Ranthambore is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, about 140 km southeast of Jaipur.
Named after the historic Ranthambore fortress, which lies within the park, Ranthambore, lies at the edge of a plateau and is bounded to the north by the Banas River, and the south by the Chambal River.