Ranthambore is a small village near Sawai Madhopur,
in the state of Rajasthan. The Ranthambhore Park is set between the Aravalli and Vindhya
ranges. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the
magnificent jungles of Central India.
The park is famous for tigers and due to conservation
efforts, the tiger population has stabilized if not
increased here. The tigers can be spotted quite often even
during the day, at their normal pursuits-- hunting and
taking care of their young ones.
Attractions of Ranthambhore
Ranthambore National Park
The Ranthambore Park was declared a game
sanctuary in 1955 and in 1980, it became a national park.
temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha is located in the fort of
Ranthambore, about 12 kms from Sawai Madhopur and it is one
of the most important Ganesha temples in the State.
Ranthambhore Fort is considered to be one of the oldest
forts in the state. The terrain fluctuates
between impregnable forests and open bush land. The forest
is the typically dry deciduous type, with Dhok, being the
most prominent tree.
The Badal Mahal
The famous 84-column 'chhatri' of King Hammir stands out
magnificently where he used to hold an audience. The Padam
Talab, the Raj Bagh Talab and the Milak Talab are some of
the lakes in the area worth seeing.