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Ranthambore

Introduction:

Ranthambore National Park reflects a unique juxtaposition of historical and natural richness. It proffers a winding terrain with slopes, hills, steep ridges, hillocks, pebbly ravines and flat valleys. Ranthambore National Park is very famous for its tiger population. Tigers are often seen during the day, going about their regular chores. This national park is flanked by two sanctuaries namely Kaila Devi Sanctuary and the Mansingh Sanctuary. The park is also considered as a heritage site and has been home to many species of plants, reptiles and birds. It is also a place where some of the largest banyan trees in India are found. This national park has several lakes within its premises. The park draws lot of wildlife enthusiasts and photographers from all over the world. Ranthambore is also counted as the famous heritage site because of the pictorial ruins that dot the wildlife park. Certainly, a visit to Ranthambore National Park is a treat for every wildlife and nature lover. The time spent 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

Photo Credit: Karl Kwong


                                                                                                                      


Destination Facts:

Location: District Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
Altitude: 215-505 Meters
Area: 392Sq. Km.
Temperature: (summer 23 to 45°C) & (winter 4 to 32°C)
Languages spoken: Mewari, Hindi and English

Getting there:

Nearest Airports: Jaipur is the nearest airport
Main Railway Station: Sawai Madhopur is the nearest airport
Main Bus Station or Road: Ranthambore National Park is located just 11 km away from Sawai Madhopur and plenty of buses ply between Sawai Madhopur and the park.

Places of Tourist interest:

Jog mahal:
The beautiful red sandstone Jogi Mahal is located at the very edge of this lake. A gigantic banyan tree, considered to be India's second largest, is near the mahal.


  Jog Mahal

                                                  Jog Mahal


Ranthambore Fort:
This fort stands majestically atop a hill overlooking the entire park. The walk up, one of the only places this mode of transport is possible, is a very refreshing and exciting one as even the big cats have been spotted up there! 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.

Distance of a few Major Towns from Ranthambore National Park:
Jaipur- 150km, and Delhi- 381km Sawai Madhopur- 12km, Amli- 42km

Shopping Areas & Entertainment:
Rathambore is special for Handicraft items, Saris, Bags, Bedspreads, and Scarves

Best Time To Visit:
The best time to visit Ranthambore National park is between December and April when the weather is pleasant. The park remains opens from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.