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Ranthambore National Park

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Trip back in time and rediscover the multi-hued facets of India. You will simply fall in love with what awaits you !

Trip back in time and rediscover the multi-hued facets of India. You will simply fall in love with what awaits you !

Trip back in time and rediscover the multi-hued facets of India. You will simply fall in love with what awaits you !
Tiger One of the finest tiger reserves in the country, the Ranthambore National Park remains surrounded by the hill ranges of Aravali and Vindhya. The deserted forests and the crisscrossing lakes of the park add to the charming setting of the park all the more. The national park was the erstwhile hunting ground of the maharaja of Jaipur. Back in 1955, the park came to be recognised as a game sanctuary and after 25 years in 1980, it was raised to the status of a national park. The park claims an area of 1,334 sq km and has two adjoining sanctuaries - the Kaila Devi Sanctuary and the Mansingh Sanctuary.

Besides being a famous wildlife refuge, the park also boasts of picturesque ruins of ancient forts and palaces. An imposing fort, that dates back 1000 years, is a major draw for tourists arriving here. The Royal Bengal tigers are the main attractions of the park. Many dignitaries and celebrated personalities have paid a visit to the park to spot the Ranthambore tigers that are popular far and wide.

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There For
The friendly (don't take it otherwise) tigers of Ranthambore are the biggest draw for tourists and wildlife enthusiasts from across the globe. And which is more, you can spot these majestic tigers even during the daytime as they diurnal in nature. The park has been harbouring a wide variety of animals right from the predators, their prey and smaller inmates to avian and reptilian species.

While at Ranthambore, you can also catch sight of animals like leopards, striped hyenas, sambar, chital, nilgai, black buck, Sloth bear, chinkara etc. The smaller inmates include Common Palm civet, Small Indian mongoose, Small Indian civet, Desert cat etc. The park also has a good number of reptiles. These include Banded kraits, cobras, Desert Monitor lizard, North India Flap shaped turtle, Rat snakes, Snub nosed marsh crocodiles etc.

Safaris & Other Attractions
Jeep Safari in Ranthambore National ParkA jeep safari is a fine option to spot the wildlife inhabitants of the park. You can choose an open jeep or a canter to penetrate deeper into the park. However, you must remember that safari timings vary depending on the season. During your trip to the park, you can also view the following attractions.

The Padam Talao is also attracts a lot of visitors. It is the largest lake in the park. On the bank of this lake stands the much popular Jogi Mahal. Rajbagh Talao and the Malik Talao are the other famous and picturesque lakes located inside the park. Another popular spot inside is the Bakaula area which has a number of little water-holes and is covered with thick foliage.

The Ranthambore Fort, after which the park is named, is also a big attraction for tourists. The fort dates back to the 10th century and is positioned on a rocky outcrop in the middle of the park.

Reaching The Park
Jaipur, 140 km from the park, is the closest airport from the Ranthambore National Park. First, you need to fly to Jaipur. From there, you take the rail or road route to reach the town of Sawai Madhopur, 11 km from the national park. Sawai Madhopur is also the closest town from the park and has regular bus services connecting to different cities and towns of the state.



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