Southeast of Jaipur near Sawai Madhopur, the Ranthambore National Park is known for hiking and trekking in the India state of Rajasthan. It is a 392 square kilometer national park known for boars, leopards, and tigers. There are steep craggy hilly that hide a network of rivers and lakes. There are dense, impregnable forests and also open brushland. The forest is deciduous and dominated by the Dhok tree.
To reach Ranthambore National Park by air, use the airport in Jaipur which is connected to Delhi and Mumbai. To get to the park from Jaipur, follow the National Highway #12 to Tonk via Sanganer. Then follow the state highway to Ranthambore via Uniara and Sawai Madhopur.
To reach the park by railway, use the station at Sawai Madhopur which is 12km away. There are many buses from Sawai Madhopur to the park.
From the park entrance, the route leads to the base of Ranthambore Forest and to the forest rest house, Jogi Mahal.
TIP: The Ranthambore National Park may be closed from July to September. And, private vehicles are not allowed in the park.
Note: In any national park known to have lions or tigers, hikers need to exercise extreme caution. It is highly recommended to us a park-approved guide prior to hiking or trekking in these regions.
Overall, Ranthambore National Park is the 5th most popular hiking trail of all 42 hikes in India.