"Once a spot where Rajput warriors use to visit, now an incredible jungle, Ranthambore was and still is a beautiful land of tigers worth a visit."
Once a royal hunting ground now for the Royal family of Jaipur, now a beautiful national reserve. Ranthambore is known to be home of Tigers since ages now. Considered to be one of the best places to spot a tiger in its natural habitat, Ranthambore is an adobe of, a lot of wild cats that a true wildlife lover can hardly spot anywhere in India. Be it the wildlife, temples or the majestic fort, Ranthambore welcomes thousands of travellers from throughout the world every year.
Ranthambore has a very important place in history too, this place had been a battleground a lot of times, which can be clearly seen as soon as you visit the huge yet majestic fort of Ranthambore. Plus, once also feel the overall sense of spirituality when talked about temples like Trinetra Ganesha Temple.
Places to visit in Ranthambore
It is quite clear that it is not easy to describe this land in few lines with simple words. As every next visitor who visits Ranthambore has his/her own definition about the place, one finds it the most adventurous trip ever, one finds peace in nature. One is happy with the overall aura of the place and one can never forget the beautiful landscape views the place has to offer!
Let’s see how well are you able to define this amazing land resting in the royal state of Rajasthan.
Ranthambore Fort - Declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ranthambore is an majestic fort resting next to the marvellous Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Initially built by King Sapaldaksha of Chauhan Dynasty. One can have an amazing view of the Tiger Reserve while roaming in the fort. If lucky enough, one can also spot a wild cat roaming free in its habitat i.e. the jungle. If you are someone who isn’t fond of walking a lot, believe me the fort isn’t a place for you to be in, but if you are up for an adventurous journey, we promise, you will be having an amazing journey with a once in a lifetime kind of experience.
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve - Situated in Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore is the biggest and the most renowned national park in the northern India. Initially this land was a hunting ground for the royal family of Jaipur which was later converted into a national tiger reserve. The Reserve is spread across an area of 392 Sq. Km.Rajasthan is known for the royal kings, queens & thousands of royal stories, Ranthambore National reserve is no less. The reserve was once a home to the world-famous Tiger called Sultan & it also was home to one of the most clicked tigress ever, Tigress Machli. When it comes it flora and fauna, the park is home to few of the rarest species ever like leopards, sambar, nilgai etc.
Trinetra Ganesh Temple - Trinetra Ganesha Temple is one of the oldest Ganesh temples in the country. Built in the year 1299 AD by King Hammeer, in the mighty Ranthambore fort, this temple is one of its kind. It’s the only temple where one can spot idols of the complete family of lord Ganesha, his two wives Riddhi, Siddhi and his two sons Shubh&Labh with the lord himself. There are a lot of stories connected with the temple, about its majestic power, beautiful aura and many more. Not only from India, visitors from throughout the world visit this temple on a very huge scale.
Jogi Mahal - Resting besides the Padam Lake, Jogi Mahal is another tourist spot of Ranthambore a traveller would never like to miss. The beauty of Jogi Mahal &Padam Lake together is a thing which has a potency to leave an ever-lasting mark on the minds of any next visitor visiting this beautiful site. Now a rest house for the forest department, this mahal was once an adobe to the royal family of Jaipur, who use to visit here to take rest after having an amazing jungle tour for hunt.
Best Time to Visit Ranthambore
Ranthambore is known for its Tiger reserve, and the park opens in the month October and closes in the month of June, and the chances of spotting a tiger is highest in the Summer season, that probably is the best time to visit Ranthambore.
How to ReachRanthambore
By Air -Jaipur is the nearest airport to Ranthambore situates at a distance of 180 Kms.
By Road - Ranthambore is well connected to all the major cities of Rajasthan via road, so one can definitely opt for a personal conveyance or a bus service to reach this spot.
By Rail - Sawai Mahopur is the nearest railway station to Ranthambore, which is well connected with a lot of major cities like Delhi, Jaipur etc.