The busy dusty town of Sawai Madhopur is the base for visiting the beautiful Ranthambore National Park, with the various accommodation options all found along the 10km road between the town and the park entrance. The landscape is much more open that in many other parks, making tiger sightings more frequent, though still a matter of chance. Other wildlife includes sambhar, nilgai, sloth bear, jackal, crocodile, much bird life, and even some rarely seen leopard. The park can be explored by jeep or open van. The park is closed during the monsoon months of July, August & September.