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Ranthambore National Park Tours

Ranthambore National Park is the biggest and most renowned national park in India. The park is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Presently Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist destination that has pulled the attention of many foreigner and India tourist. Ranthambore National park is spread over an area of 1,334 sq km along with its nearby sanctuaries like - the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary. The park was declaration as the Tiger Reserve forest in 1973 and obtained the title of National Park in 1980.Ranthambore National park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predators in its natural habitat. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time busy at their ordinary quest- hunting and taking proper care of their young ones. The time spend on watching tigers roaming around, verdant greenery, a gamut of other species of chirpy birds and animals is priceless and worth enough to be explored at least once in a life. Ranthambore is also famous as heritage site because of the pictorial ruins that dot the wildlife park. The Ranthambore National Park is regarded as the most suitable place for wildlife photography in the world. Ranthambore is also the site of one of the largest banyan trees in India.

 

Major tourist attractions of Ranthambore, Rajasthan

 

Ranthambore National Park :

Ranthambore National Park situated in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan is one of the most visited wildlife parks in India. Tiger and bird population are the main attractions of Ranthambore National Park. The main faunas of Ranthambore are Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, , Macaques, Jackals, Common or Hanuman langurs, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Rufoustailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Palm Civets or Toddy cat, Desert Cats, Fivestriped Palm Squirrels, Indian False Vampires, Coomon Yellow Bats, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines, Longeared Hedgehogs, Ratels, Small Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Civets and Common mongoose. Various species of reptiles are also found in this park. It is regarded as the most suitable place for wildlife photography in the world.

Ranthambhore Fort :

This beautifully structured fort was founded in 944 AD and initially named "Ranath Bhawar Garh" which means "a place of Rajput warriors". Ranthambore fort was gifted by Mughals to the King of Jaipur in the 17th century. The infrastructure of the fort is marked by various Jain and Hindu temples and a mosque. It is located just 13 Km from Sawai Madhopur Railway station. The fort itself also offers many interesting architectural and historical sights. You can visit Badal Mahal, two pavilions, Hammirs court and a royal palace. Existence of two water reservoirs supplies water to the entire fort. Lord Ganesha temple, the religious site of Hindus is also situated here. Ranthambhore fort stands majestically atop a hill overlooking the entire park. The view of the surrounding keeps getting better and better as you go up but the view from the fort itself can only be described as breathtaking. The soaring Serpent eagles, vultures and other birds can be seen at eye level. Many animals can also be seen along the edges of all the water bodies, which are all visible from here.

Bakula :

Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is mostly covered with thick forest over a large part of its area. Bakula is one of the thickly forested regions. Bakula region has various small pools and water holes as well as a dense forest part. Because of the excellent forest cover and availability of water, the Bakaula region in National Park Ranthambore has an abundance of wildlife. Tigresses with young cubs are often seen near the water holes in Bakaula, since the dense forest provides cool hides for a tigress and her young. Many birds can be seen in the trees and small animals like squirrels and monkeys scamper through the forest. Bakaula is one of the coolest regions of National Park Ranthambore.

Kachida Valley :

Kachida Valley has many rocky outcrops and low hills. This valley is located close to outskirts of the Ranthambore national park. A jeep would be the ideal mode of transport when trying to exploring this area. Panther population of Ranthambore National Park is found here, they avoid venturing in the main area of jungle, which avoids their conflicts with tigers. This area also has a good population of beers.

Lakarda and Anantpura :

Lakarda Anantpura is situated in the north and north-west part of the Ranthambhore National Park. It is the ideal locations to visit for Sloth Bears. These areas have a lot of ant hills, which are a favorite of the beers. It is a rare chance to visit these beers, but Hyenas and their pugmark can be easily seen over here.

Lakarda and Anantpura :

Lakarda Anantpura is situated in the north and north-west part of the Ranthambhore National Park. It is the ideal locations to visit for Sloth Bears. These areas have a lot of ant hills, which are a favorite of the beers. It is a rare chance to visit these beers, but Hyenas and their pugmark can be easily seen over here.

Jogi Mahal :

Jogi Mahal is among the must watch places in Ranthambore national park. This fort is situated near to the park and offers amazing facilities to the tourists, to make their journey more comfortable.


 

How to Reach Ranthambore :

By Flight :

The nearest airport from Ranthambore is Jaipur airport. It is just 180 km from Ranthambore. Jaipur airport is well connected with all major cities in India.

By Train :

Sawai Madhopur railway station appox 11 km away from Ranthambore National Park.

By Road :

A good network of buses connect Ranthambore National Park. Sawai Madhopur is the nearest town from Ranthambore to all the major cities within the Rajasthan and India.


Climate of Ranthambore :

Summer season : Average maximum and minimum temperatures of Ranthambore is 45 C and 23 C.

Winter season : Average maximum and minimum temperature of Ranthambore is 30 C and 04 C.

Monsoon season : Average rainfall of Ranthambore is 80 centimeters.

Best season to visit Ranthambore : Between October to April.