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Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest national parks in North India. It is the protected tiger reserve for this endangered species. Bengal Tiger and other wildlife have their abode here.
The Indian government established the park as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955. In 1973, it was accorded the status of a tiger reserve forest. Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary are the adjacent forests incorporated into the tiger reserve area of Ranthambore Park.
The Ranthambore national park derived its name from the historic Ranthambore Fort inside the park. Van Ki Asha or Banas River in the north and Chambal River in the south surround the park, which borders Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
Tiger spotting is more probable because this tiger reserve has a small area compared to other tiger reserves in India. Moreover, the forest remains arid for around 9 months, and it makes it the most visited parks in India. The demeanor of tigers is diurnal, so you can easily spot them during daytime tourist safaris.
The park is habitation to as many as 63 tigers, which are the main draw. The reserve shelters 320 bird species, 40 species of mammals, 50 species of Butterflies, 40 species of reptiles, 2 species of amphibians.
A verdant landscape of 300 species is there in this massive area of 1334 square kilometers. Sambar deer, striped hyenas, wild boars, and sloth bears are the major attractions.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.
Royal Bengal Tigers are the most famous occupants of the Ranthambore. Jeep Safari is an exhilarating option to discover wildlife. Jeep with six tourists and Canter (open roof bus) with 16 tourists are the options to enter into the park with valid entry permission from the park authority.
You can buy unique handicrafts at Dastkar Ranthambore, toy tigers, and wildlife paintings. Traditional jewelry, block print bedcover, handloom skirts, and bandhani dupattas are other souvenirs to buy.
The historic Ranthambore Fort lies inside the national park. Hiking to it will expose you to spot vultures, birds, eagles, and other animals by the lake. Shutterbugs can click snaps on the go.
Hot Air Ballooning
Hot Air Ballooning in Ranthambore is the opportunity to suspend yourself in the blue sky for an hour. Mid-September to March is the best season for the thrilling sky ride. It may cost you around INR 12000.
Malik Talao, the Ranthambore Fort, Rajbagh Talao, Padam Talao, and the Jhalra area are the most famous spots for the avian population. Nightjars, Indian courser, Woodpeckers, Painted Spurfowl, Indian Gray Hornbills, Indian skimmer, quails, larks, pipits, Ibis, prints, and Finches, etc. are the migratory and resident birds of Ranthambore. Monsoons and winters are the recommended seasons for bird watching on the famous spots in the early morning.
On the national park's outskirts, visit Kachida Valley to spot panthers, bears, deers, wild boars, tigers, and leopards amidst a green landscape.
Lakarda and Anantpura
Lakarda and Anantpura are the places for wildlife lovers to spot pugmarks of the Indian striped Hyenas, porcupines, monkeys, sloth bears on your vacation in Ranthambore.
Verdant landscape and hillocks surround the largest lake in the national park. This is the place for nature lovers peace lovers.
Ranthambore Schools of Art
Tiger painting is the main attraction here. It was founded to promote tiger and wildlife conservation.
Location: Sawai Madhopur
Timings: 9 am - 7 pm
Malik Lake or Malik Talao attracts hundreds of migratory birds, march crocodiles, and bird watching is the activity here in the national park.
Trinetra Ganesha Temple
Trinetra Ganesha Temple houses the idols of Lord Ganesha, wives Riddhi and Siddhi, and sons Labh and Shubh. The temple lies in Ranthambore Fort.
Timings: 6 am to 8 pm.
Explore Jogi Mahal
The red-painted Jogi Mahal served as a hunting abode for the royal family.
Location: It lies on the banks of Padam Talab in the park.
Timings: 6:00 am to 05:00 pm.
Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum
Museum will give you an in-depth understanding of the biodiversity of Rajasthan and India. You will get to know about the rich natural history.
Location: at Ramsinghpura Village, 3.5 km from the national park
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm, on Monday, the museum remains closed.