Ranthambor

Ranthambore National Park is located in the eastern part of Rajasthan at a comfortable distance of 130kms from Jaipur. Nestled between the Aravali and Vindhya mountain ranges, Ranthambore National Park used to be the hunting ground of Maharajas of Jaipur. The Park is an eye treat for the lovers of wild-life. Various natural rivers and man-made lakes flow through the National Park of Ranthambore.

Ranthambore National Park is one of the best tiger reserves in India. The friendly tigers of the sanctuary have brought it many a times on the silver screen. The tigers can be seen even during the day. Here you can also get a chance, to click the best tigers of India, in their relaxing moments. The park has dense deciduous forests which used to make the jungles of the primeval India. The rugged terrain of the Park provides ground to a large variety of wildlife species. Apart from Tigers, the Park has the largest and most diverse collection of wildlife species in India.

The Sanctuary has a great variety of flora and fauna including 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, over 300 species of birds, 12 reptiles and 30 mammals. It makes home for both resident and migratory bird population. The Park is adjoined by two other sanctuaries, i.e. the Kaila Devi Sanctuary and the Mansingh Sanctuary. The best feature of Ranthambore National Park is that out of the whole park some areas are open for the tourists to travel around and explore the flora and fauna of the park. Hunting is prohibited in the grounds of this National Park.

Ranthambore Park is also classified as a heritage site as it possesses some of the ruins of old monuments. The Lake Palaces, Cenotaphs and Old Citadels stand amidst the park that dates back to thousand years. The Jogi Mahal, Ranthambore Fort and the Padam Talao are exclusive attractions of the Park. Ranthambore Fort occupies the principal position, as the Park was named after this Fort. The fort is probably the oldest existing fort in Rajasthan, built in 10th century. Jogi Mahal, the forest rest house, has the second largest Banyan tree in India.

For wildlife photographers, the park is an awesome deal where they can capture the tigers and other fauna in their camera. To enjoy the tour into this sanctuary, you can hire a jeep that would take you in the deep forests without any fear. Ranthambore National park is one of the best places in the country to see the imposing wild-life in natural ambience. If you are coming to Jaipur, don't miss this "must-see" place of Rajasthan, India.