Ranthambore is a hot travel destination in Rajasthan that attracts visitors from great distances. Known for its national park, this city has a lot more in store for its visitors. This post not only discusses about Ranthambore information, but also provides Ranthambore travel guide.
Ranthambore is a beautiful city located in Sawai Madhopur district of northwestern Indian state Rajasthan. Its affluent tiger reserve is the prime reason for its popularity as a world renowned tourist destination. Nevertheless, it offers abundant of opportunities of sightseeing and excursions to its visitors. A safari ride in the national park, a cultural encounter with the Meena tribes, and for adrenaline junkies a night-out in hidden shelters of the park makes this place truly a visitors delight.
Its location on the border of Thar – world’s seventh largest desert gives it an edge over other cities of Rajasthan. It is known to possess treasures of enigmatic desert lands. Surrounding it are the exotic Vindhya Hills that add to its charm especially during sunrise and sunset. Vegetation, like other desert states, chiefly comprises of deciduous forests.
If we go down the historical lane, Ranthambore will amaze you with its royal connection with erstwhile Maharajas. It was the former hunting grounds of Maharaja of Jaipur until 1955 when Indian government declared it a Game Sanctuary. In 1980, with introduction of Project Tiger, it was given the status of national park and was enlisted as one of the protected reserves. With time and developments in tourism industry, it emerged as a glee for wildlife photographers. This natural park offers them a chance to click the royal Bengal tigers in their natural environment. Read below about Ranthambore travel guide.
It possesses the extreme climatic conditions of a desert land. Summer (from April to June) is dry and hot with temperature of around 40 degree Celsius. On the other hand, winter (from October to March) may vary from being cool to chilly with sunny days and wintry nights.
Being a hot tourist destination, Ranthambore brags off its well connectivity to all the major cities. One can reach Sawai Madhopur via road, rail or air conveniently.
By Road: Sawai Madhopur is well connected with all the major cities of Rajasthan via road network. Regular bus service is available to and from this district. Rajasthan tourism operates comfortable tourist buses for the convenience of travelers. The best option is to charter a car/cab.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Sawai Madhopur that can be located on the Delhi – Mumbai track. Some of the major trains halt here during the course of their journey.
By Air: It is the most comfortable way of reaching Ranthambore. Jaipur is the nearest airport that offers frequent flights on this route to and from Mumbai and Delhi. This airport is also well connected to major cities like Jodhpur, Jaiselmer, Udaipur, Ahmadabad, Aurangabad and Kolkata.
Where to Eat
Ranthambore is undoubtedly a lavish place to savor some of the delicious traditional cuisine of Rajasthan. There are quite a few restaurants and hotels here that offer a long list of delectable dishes. However, for a good meal it is always advisable to have food at the hotel you are staying in.
Sawai Madhopur Village
Traditional village of Sawai Madhopur is the nearest centre of civilization to Ranthambore. It attracts several tourists from all over the world. Its close association with erstwhile Rajput Rulers has contributed to its present day fame as a historical place. It narrates legends of valor and gallantry to visitors. It is a major doorway to Ranthambore located at a distance of 12 km. here one can shop, eat and relax with all the facilities hard to find in the dense jungles.
Karauli is an old civilization that dates back to 1348. It is believed that Raja Bijai Pal a Yadav ruler founded the princely state of Karauli about 995. At present it is famous for its Kaila Devi Fair and The Maharaja’s palace which is a gorgeous block of age old buildings. It is a must visit place as it possess many historic monuments and exotic temples of Kaila Devi and Madan Mohanji.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is one of the most renowned national parks of northern India. It is undoubtedly one of the best places to observe royal predators in forest. At present, wildlife photographers and admirers consider it be a hot tourist destination. Safari Rides in wilderness of this wildlife park is a lifetime experience. These safaris allow you to explore treasures of this jungle. Other than tiger, this park flaunts a great population of Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital and Nilgai.
A list flaunting a high number of 272 species has been documented in this conservation park.
About Shopping Attractions in Ranthambore
Nearest town of Ranthambore National Park are great places where one can shop and fill bags with traditional Rajasthani stuff. Tie and dye along with batik fabrics top the shopping list of many visitors. Besides these fabrics, ethnic silver jewelry and paintings from Ranthambore School of Art are among the hot picks.
Loose cotton clothes in summer and heavy woolen clothes in winter are the most appropriate outfits to wear. As it is a hot city, do wear a hat or a scarf as head cover to avoid heat strokes. As you will have to walk a lot here while sightseeing, it is advisable to wear comfortable footwear.
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