Ranthambore National Park Rajasthan
Location In the north Indian state of Rajasthan
Tourist Attractions Tigers and other mammals and birds.
Other Attractions The Ranthambhore Fort the Talabs the Jogi Mahal The Ganesh Temple.
Best Sites The ponds and the Ranthambhore Fort.
Nearby Tourist Destinations Sawai Madhopur Jaipur Alwar Ajmer Shekhawati Delhi Agra.
Best Season to Visit October to March.
About Ranthambhore National Park
Ranthambhore National Park is one of Asias most important wildlife conservation reserves. The favourite haunt of wildlife buffs and professional wildlife photographers from around the world Ranthambhore National Park is probably the best place in the world to see wild tigers. Ranthambhore encompasses three lakes Raj Bagh Malik Talab and Padam Talab where aquatic birds can be seen in large numbers. Sprawling over an area of 1334 sq km on the eastern edge of the Thar Desert the Ranthambhore National Park is one of the last sanctuaries of the big cat the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Major Tourist Attractions in Ranthambhore
The scrubby landscape of Ranthambhore National Park features dry deciduous forests with trees of Dhak Acacia Ber and Salar.
Ranthambhore is the home of Royal Bengal Tigers. One can easily sight the elusive tigers in their natural moods. Other residents of the park are the Antelopes Nilgai Sambhar and Chital which are easy to find. Those who are lucky enough get to see the Sloth Bear Wild Boar Bengal Tiger at Ranthambore National ParkChinkara Porcupines and Jackals Leopard Jungle Cat and Marsh Crocodile. The lakes and water holes within the Ranthambore National Park are the best locations to sight the animals. Indian Hare Mongoose and Monitor Lizards can also be spotted here.
Ranthambore also boasts of a respectable size of bird population both resident and migratory. There are about 300 species of birds seen within the park.
The most spectacular site within the park is the Ranthambore Fort. This 10th century fort was built by the Chauhans is famous for the Johar by Rajput women in 1301 AD during the siege by Alauddin Khilji. The temples and tanks add to the beauty of the fort. The seven gates and massive curtain walls crowning a falltopped hill presents a majestic view.
The park is toured by a jeep or a lorry the reservation of which can be done at the Project Tiger Office at Sawai Madhopur. The tours is accompanied by a guide.
Pair of Sambhar at Ranthambore
Air The nearest airport is that of Jaipur which is about 145 km away. There are regular flights of various airlines to this place.
Rail Sawai Madhopur the nearest town from the park provides the nearest railhead for the national park. It is 11 km from Ranthambore.
Road From Jaipur one has to take the road to access the national park.
Posted By : Priyanka Rode