Ranthambore is located only 12 km from Sawai Madhopur in
Rajasthan. Perched on the easternmost point of the Aravalis,
Ranthambore is known for its tiger reserve. For tiger's
retreat, what better can be than the travel tour to
Ranthambore. The Ranthambore national park can
easily Ranthambore - Rajasthan reached from the residential
town of Sawai Madhopur. If you are at striking distance from
Ranthambore, do not miss to take a sight at this one of the
famous tiger reserves of the country. The best time to enjoy
a travel tour to Ranthambore is from November to April. For
wildlife lovers, Ranthambore National Park is a must visit
place in Rajasthan tour. Sprawling over the area of 392 sq
km, the park offers shelter to various species of flora and
fauna. Prepare yourself to have an encounter with Tiger in
this thick-forested region of Rajasthan. Besides Tiger, you
may also spot sambhhar, leopard, cheetah, wild boar, sloth
beer, hyena, jackal and many other species of animals. Get
into a jeep safari to have a glance at the extreme nature of
Rajasthan. Another tourist attractions in Ranthambore are
the temple of Lord Ganesha and Ranthambore Fort. This
magnificent fort of Ranthambore is maintained and preserved
by the ASI (Archeological Survey of India). The Ranthambore
Fort stands at the heart of the national park.
Ranthambore National Park : The sheer diversity of the
fauna and flora in Ranthambhore is remarkable. With over 300
types of trees, 272 species of birds and approximately 30
different types of mammals, Ranthambhore is full of life.
Get outside the park for a chance to see black bucks in
nearby tribal villages, river dolphins and crocodiles,
leopards by night and hordes of migratory birds around
Bakaula : The Bakaula area is dotted with little
water holes and thick foliage. Even in peak summers, it
feels like an air-conditioned room. The density of wildlife
present in the area is also excellent. One feels it is
possible to come across a tiger around every bend, even
though it might be easier to actually do so near the edges
of the lakes. This area is also a favourite with tigresses
with cubs as it provides them with ample water and food
supply and excellent cover.
Lakarda and Anantpura : These areas located in the
North-Western and Northern regions of the park are ideal
locations to visit if looking for Sloth Bears. These areas
have a lot of anthills, which are a favourite of the beers.
Although very rarely seen themselves, the pugmarks of the
Indian striped Hyenas are often seen here. Their numbers are
not very large in the park.
Rajbagh Talao : This is probably the most picturesque
of the three lakes. It is mostly due to the ruins along its
banks. Yet, it owes some of its beauty to the animals that
seem to always flock to its waters. It always has a large
population of animals and birds flocking to it. The sambhar
deer at Ranthambore have adapted to eating plants from the
lake floor and nowhere is it more evident than at this Talao.
Many birds, like egrets, can be seen riding on these deer
while the latter feed. The areas around Rajbagh Talao are
prime tiger spotting areas due to the forest and proximity
to sources of water.
How to get there
» By Air : Jaipur the nearest airport is 165 kms away.
» By Rail : Well connected from Delhi as well as Jaipur by
super fast trains.
» By Road : Easily Accessible from Jaipur and Agra (285 kms).