Ranthambore was the name derived from the name of two hills in the area "Ran" & "Thambore". Snuggled in the foothills of Vindhya and Aravali Hills, Ranthambore is famous for its tiger reserves and the variety of flora and fauna found here. This is one of the finest tiger reserves of India, known to have "friendly" Bengal Tigers, and chances of sighting one here are reasonably better than many other tiger reserves of India. The Ranthambore National Park, along with the Ranthambore Fort and the surrounding hills and valleys, altogether make Ranthambore a traveler's delight. The place is a boon for wildlife photographers and is perfect for excursions and sightseeing. Safari rides add to the adventure. With an area of 392 kilometers square, Ranthambore National Park is a natural habitat for a variety of exotic species. It is an absolute delight for birdwatchers and an ideal place to watch animals in their natural habitat.
The Ranthambore Fort, built in the 10th century CE, stands tall over the entire National Park. Built by the Chauhan Dynasty, the Fort has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located inside the fort is the majestic temple of Lord Ganesha, the Trinetra Ganesh Temple. Ganesha devotees visit the temple throughout the year. Two Jain temples, devoted to Lord Sumatinath and Lord Sambhavnath are other attractions of the Fort. Padam Lake and Surwal Lake are two among many that are a haven for bird watching.
Explore & Experience-
EXPLORE (Places to visit):
- Ranthambore National Park & Tiger Reserve
- Ranthambhore Fort
- Trinetra Ganesh Temple
- Padam Lake
- Surwal Lake
- Jogi Mahal
EXPERIENCE (Things to do):
- Jungle safaris at Ranthambore National Park
- Wildlife photography
- Local craft shopping (tie-dye, block-printing, patchwork, etc.) at Dastkar Ranthambore