The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan and surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravali hill ranges and lies on the external borders of the Thar Desert. Well-known for its tiger population, initially a hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, Ranthambore was declared a game sanctuary in 1956. In 1981, it became a national park and was recorded among the reserves protected under Project Tiger (1974).
Ranthambore compromises a variety of fascinations to travellers from all over the here.
Ranthambore, which receives N numbers of tourists every year, is well-known for its tigers. They can be spotted quite often in their natural habitat even during daytime.
The park also has large numbers of panthers. The Kachida Valley is observed as the perfect place for spotting panthers. Other mammalian species here are antelopes, nilgai, sloth bear, wild boar, chinkara, jackals, leopards, fox, caracals, hyena, Indian hare, mongoose and jacanas.
The park is home-based to about 300 species of birds including white-necked storks, black storks, peafowl, crested serpent eagles, Bonelli's eagle, paradise flycatcher, and jacanas. During winters, migrant birds like graylag goose and pintails can also be spotted.
For those who are motivated towards the flora of a region, the park deals diverse topography from secure forests to open scrublands. Vegetation is of the dry deciduous type, with dhok being the most prominent tree. The water bodies in Ranthambore are well-known to have attractive lotus flowers and water lilies.
Ruins around Ranthambore bear testimony to its royal past suitable places for wildlife photography. There are lake palaces, old fortifications and the regal Ranthambore fort at a height overlooking the park.
Ranthambore has a great number of sites that are value visiting nearby.
The remarkable Ranthambore fort with many temples, tanks, massive gates and curtain walls was constructed by the Chauhan rulers in the 11th century.
The rustic town Bundi was the capital of one of the princely states of Rajasthan and has numerous historical monuments including palaces and forts, which redirect the magnificence of the local Rajput chiefs. The walls of the palaces are decorated with beautiful frescoes depicting the brilliance of its rulers.
Jaipur lies 140 km northwest and is the capital of Rajasthan, one of the most well-known traveller destinations in India. The main fascinations include the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, and Amber Fort.
Road: :To move inside the park, India Tour Makers will provide car-hire, and jeep safari services, for the complete period of your stay.
Rail: : The nearest railway station is the Sawai Madhopur which is at a distance of 13 km from the park. It is on the main Delhi-Mumbai railway line and some of the major trains stop here.
Air: The nearest airport to Ranthambore is the Jaipur Airport, which about 140 km away. Regular flights are available from Jaipur to other destinations in Indian including Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, and Udaipur.
The Ranthambore region suffers extremes of climate. Summers, from May to June are particularly unforgiving with temperatures going well over 42°C. The area receives rainfall in July and August. From winter in October till the month of March brings down the temperature and is an inspiration to travellers to visit Ranthambore.
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