Excursions in Ranthambore

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Ranthambore National Park Safari, Jeep Safari, Ranthambore Fort

Ranthambore National Park is one of the most popular national parks in India and is world famous as one of the best places in the world to see a tiger in the wild. Located in Northern India, the park is located in the district of Sawai Madhopur in the south-eastern part of the state of Rajasthan. Ranthambore is located at a distance of 130 km from the capital city of Rajasthan. In the past, the park was a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur. The lush green beauty and wildlife attractions of this place are quite amazing. Rathambore offers a charming ambiance with lovely hills, pretty lakes, rocky smudges, ponds and beautiful ravines.

Ranthambore travel guide is the best available thing to know more about the place. The beauty of the wildlife is superb and seeing them in close proximity gives a thrilling experience to travellers here. This national park is named after the magnificient Ranthambore fort and the two hills Ran and Thambore over which the fort is perched.

This centerpiece in the Aravalis provides the prefect setting for a wildlife safari by jeep or truck which are the only option to explore the national park. Animals seen here are the bear, crocodile, sambar and cheetal deer, nilgai and chinkara antilopes, wild boar, mongoose, leopard and the royal bengal tiger. The wildlife painting schools and women handicraft shops of Ranthambore are world famous but tourists should watch out for fakes.

The experience at Aranya Nature Resort is focused on viewing wildlife. There are twice-daily guided excursions in an open-top vehicle that transports guests on wildlife safaris into the core of Ranthambore National Park. The park was once the hunting ground of the Maharajah of Jaipur but was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1955. Following concerted conservation efforts and the launch of Project Tiger in 1973, the tiger population is now more visible and stable.

The core of the park, which measures around 400 square kilometres, presents the best opportunities to spot tigers, leopards, jungle cats, hyenas and sloth bears. Guests are not guaranteed a tiger sighting, but the area is among the best to do so in India. Chital deer, antelope and gazelle can also be seen roaming the savannah whilst the lakes and waterholes are home to the Indian marsh crocodile. Bird life, both resident and migratory, is prolific and over 350 species have been sighted within the park.

The best time to view game is in the early morning and late afternoon from open-top safari vehicles. The morning starts with tea or coffee at 5am with vehicles leaving camp shortly thereafter. Excursions last around 3.5 hours and take place twice a day. Trips are led by National Park-appointed guides who take guests through the park on a variety of routes. Snacks and drinks are provided. The morning excursion returns at about 10.00am when breakfast is served in the Dining Tent. Afternoon excursions depart from the camp at around 3.00pm and generally return at 6.30pm. Excursion times are set by the park authorities as only a limited number of vehicles are permitted inside the park core at any one time. Safaris need to be secured prior to arrival. Details such as a guest’s first and last names, father’s first and last names, passport number, nationality and date of birth are required to book and confirm safaris.

The history of Sawai Madhopur revolves around the Ranthambhor fort. Surrounded by Vindhyas and Aravalis, amidst vast and arid denuded tracts of Rajasthan, lies the oasis of biomass in an ecological desert, the Great Ranthambhore. The strength and inaccessibility of the fort was a challenge to the ambitions of the rulers of the ancient and medieval India, particularly those of Delhi and Agra. The eminent ruler of the fort was Rao Hamir who ruled around 1296 AD.

History relates that none of the rulers had a peaceful spell in spite of its strong geographical strength. Remnants of marvelous architectural monuments, ponds and lakes enlighten avid lover of the subject. The soul of this great fort inspires patriotism, velour and love. Every part reflects the ancient character of Indian culture and philosophy.

There are various places of historical interest inside the fort namely Toran Dwar, Mahadeo Chhatri, Sameton Ki Haveli, 32 pillared Chhatri, Mosque and the Ganesh Temple.

Ganesha Temple is major attraction of the Sawai Madhopur, thousands of people come from every corner of the country come over here, and seek blessings from the Lord for happiness and prosperity. One interesting aspect is the mail that is sent to Lord Ganesha consisting mainly of wedding invitations. A fair is held on Bhadrapad Sudi Chaturthi over here.

Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History in Sawai Madhopur has its own charm and value. Many tourists and scholars visit this museum to gain the core knowledge of the royal past and richness of Rajasthan.

This museum is quite a lot popular among tourists from India and abroad as well which has drawn numerous tourists towards Ranthambore Sawai Madhopur tourism. This incredible museum is stationed in Sawai Madhopur district in the village Ramsinghpura . This huge museum is spread across the area of 7.2 acres. Which also gives almost all types of knowledge about everything from past era.

Visit Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History which is sure going to leave you spellbound with the amazing restorations which it houses. The remains and other heirlooms of the incredible and royal history of India is well restored under the roof of this museum. There is a huge scope of knowledge for those who are interested in the Indian history. The museum is erected in three stories but for now only one floor is opened for the tourists which is a floor of biodiversity of Rajasthan. The main attraction of this museum which are going to strike you are the facsimile of the animals like tiger, chinkara, lion, leopard etc. Don’t miss visiting this museum which is a main tourist spot of Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur.

The National Chambal Sanctuary in Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur is one such wildlife protection area which is also a great tourist spot for wildlife lovers. You must not miss visiting this amazing sanctuary.

This sanctuary is a paradise for many wild animals , migratory and non migratory birds. This wildlife sanctuary is located around the pristine Chambal river which has also made it to be named as National Chambal Sanctuary. The Chambal river is rated among the most hygienic river of the country India. This wildlife abode is spread in a huge area covering a land of 435 square kilometres. The National Chambal Sanctuary was founded in the year 1979 with an aim to protect the wildlife endangered species. As it is situated around the Chambal river tourists get too experience many recreational and adventurous activities. You have amazing options to enjoy boat rides, blackbuck safari, camel safari etc.

Visit National Chambal Sanctuary which is rich in flora and fauna part of ecosystem. The nature stands at its best in this sanctuary. The tropical forest and the aquatic ravines is quite apt for safari around the sanctuary which is dotted with Palash, Ber, Churel along with grass patches which enhance the scenic beauty. The National Chambal sanctuary is mostly famous for its crocodiles. The arena houses many crocodiles species. Also you will get to see Nilgai, wolf, Sambar, Ghariyals, turtles, Red-crested Ferruginous Pochards, wild boar, Indian Courser, Black tailed Terns also rare Gangetic Dolphins. You definitely don’t want to miss enjoying in this amazing sanctuary. This sanctuary is a main tourist spot of Ranthambore,Sawai Madhopur.

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