Sawai Mansingh Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at about 9 kms from the main city on Sawai Madhopur – Kalibhat road. Ranthambhore became a national park on 1 November 1980. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Wildlife Sanctuary and Kailadevi Wildlife Sanctuary, and in 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include the Sawai Man Singh and Kailadevi sanctuaries.
Area & Location
Sawai Mansingh Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the habitat of hilly areas of junction of Aravalis & Vindhyas. Due to this assembly of two major hill ranges this area is very rich in bio-diversity. The Vindhyas eco system is distinguished by flat table tops (plateaus) popular as “Dang and Aravalli eco system by sharp rims & conical hill tops. The wildlife Sanctuary is spread across an area of 103.30 sq. km
The prominent wildlife species found include chinkara, nilgai, puma, chital, sambhar, bunny, wild hog, sloth brew fox, jackal, rabbit, hyena and jingle feline alongside winged creatures like sand grouse, stone curlews, peacock, partridges, quails, minivets, vultures, flycatchers, tits, orioles, parakeets and sparrow.
Nearby Places to See
- Ranthambore National Park
- Ranthambore Fort
- Kailadevi Wildlife Sanctuary & Temple
Best Time to Visit & Bookings:
- Open from October to June, Ranthambore is accessible by rail from Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur and by road from Jaipur and Delhi.
- Bookings can be made at online at official Rajasthan Forest Portal – Website