Best Places to visit in Ranthambore National Park
Find the list of the best places to visit Ranthambore National Park and its surroundings, Ranthambore and its tourist sites are the main attractions of visitors coming from country and abroad.
Ranthambore, the land of the Tiger, is one of the most renowned wildlife destinations in India. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is amongst the best Tiger Reserves in India. This wild planet is a shelter for tigers and many other flora and fauna. Location of the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is at Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan in western side of the country and it is easy accessible from Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai and Agra. Ranthambore is well connected all major railway route, nearest railway station is sawai Madhopur and nearest air port is Jaipur. If you are planning a perfect leisure in this wildlife Ireland, check out list of the best places to visit in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. There are many interesting places to see in Ranthambore. Emphatically, tourist places of Ranthambore can be seen thoroughly with the life style of local people. If you are not sure whether you should plan to visit in Ranthambore during your tour, let us brief about best places to see in Ranthambore.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is first major tourist attraction in Ranthambore. It is considered as the most appropriate place in the world for wildlife photography. Here you can explore different moods and moments of wildlife. Ranthambhore was considered as former hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Jaipur, but at present it one of the best wildlife destinations in the area and every year pulled the attention of the millions of wildlife lover and traveler. The Forest of the Ranthambhore National park is tropical thorn and dry deciduous because of its mountainous. You can explore wildlife during your Jungle safari in Ranthambore National park. Ranthambore safari booking can be made 365 days before of visit date. ( Now book online safari 365 days before instead of 90 days in Ranthambore. This new safari booking system starts from September 15,2018. See Article) There are two jungle safari slots in a day and Park remains open all seven days from October to June. Ranthambore Jungle safari timing depends on sunrise and sunset. Generally morning safari starts when the sun is not strong – early mornings and second shift starts- late afternoon. There are two type of safari mode, one is six seat jeeps and another one is twenty seat canters that is open safari bus. Both safari vehicles travel on same sector and offer the same point for wildlife sight.
Ranthambore Fort situated adjoining the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and it is landmark of the Ranthambore National park. Ranthambore fort is around fourteen kilometer from sawai madhopur railway station and it is one of the six forts included in the World Heritage Site inscription Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Ranthambore Fort is the miracle of the Chauhan dynasty. It is considered that Ranthambore Fort was originated in 944 AD by the Nagil Jats but the real prominence of the Ranthambhore Fort came when Hammir Dev Chauhan become King. Majestic Ranthambore Fort stationed on an aloof "Thambhore" hill. It is 1578 ft above from the sea level and adjoins hill "Ran" covers breathtaking view from the Thambhore hill. The leading enchantment of the Ranthambore Fort are 32 pillars cenotaph , supari Mahal, Dullah Mahal, Badal Mahal, Hammir Court , Tomb , mausoleum and step wells Ranthambore fort is one of the best tourist place in Ranthambore and worth to visit.
Trinetra Ganesh Temple
Ranthambore Trinetra Ganesh temple situated at Ranthambore Tiger reserve. Trinetra (Three-Eyed) Ganesh Temple in Ranthambhore is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and it located in Ranthambhore Fort. It is yet one more tourist attraction in Ranthambore National Park. It is a heart touching place for Ganesha's devotees and very old temple, where one can find Lord Ganesha with the whole family, his wife Riddhi Siddhi and two sons Subh and Labh. The legend of temple is that in 1299 AD, There was large-scale war between King Hammir and Alauddin Khilji . Ranthambhore's King Hammir was engaged in war and during the war grain godown and food stocks have almost finished. Hammir was the Great devotee of Lord Ganesha and one night Lord Ganesha appeared in his dream and assured him that all the troubles and lacking would be over by next morning. Next day, an idol of Lord Ganesh with three eyes (Trinetra), embossed from one of the fort's wall. Miraculously, the war was over and food stock was replenished. In 1300 AD, The Ganesh temple was built by King Hammir Dev Chauhan. A large number of Ganesha devotees come every day from every corner of the country and to seek blessings from God for the happiness and prosperity.
Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History
Ranthambore museum is worth to visit during your Ranthambore tour. Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History located at Village RamSingh Pura in historical city sawai madhopur of Rajasthan. It has the distinction of being the country's fourth regional museum of Natural History in Sawai Madhopur, India. Ranthambhore museum is around 9 km from sawai madhopur railway station and it demonstrates flora, fauna and geology of the Western region of India. As a new tourist attraction in Ranthambhore, museum is spread over 7.2 acres and Ranthambore Museum is Subordinate of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. Museum visit timings are 10.00 am to 5.00pm except Tuesday and other national holidays.
Surwal Lake is the paradise for many species of birds and well liked place for keen bird watcher. This is another popular tourist place in Ranthambore. Surwal Lake in Ranthambhore is around 15 km from sawai Madhopur and it offers breathtaking view with flora and fauna. Best time to visit Surwal Lake is winter season. Nature lover can enjoy with the chirping of birds. During the winter the lake is a permanent habitat for migratory birds, besides migratory birds, Resident birds are a common sight at Surwal Lake in Ranthambore. This is an undipped seasonal lake, Located between the agricultural grasslands, which generally dry out in month of April to June.
Ranthambhore School of Art
If you are looking the Art of Ranthambhore then there is a Ranthambhore School of Art located in Ranthambore. It is worth to visit and just couple of kilometer from sawai Madhopuer junction. The main aim of the art school is save wildlife through their paintings. Mostly artist of The Ranthambhore School of Art belong to nearby adjacent villages. The Student of the art school often visits nearby Ranthambore Forest area to spread awareness about wildlife and visit the nearby villages to educate the locals about the tiger and the importance of its conservation. The main subjects of their painting are the Nature and wild animals of Ranthambore.
Artist of the Ranthambore School of art creates water color paintings, charcoal, poster color painting on silk and black and while sketches with amazing effect. The artists of the Ranthambore School of Art use their keen observation powers to breathe life into their wildlife paintings. Ranthambore school of Art has been invited to embrace exhibitions in the world and sells an extensive collection of paintings related wildlife and mainly majestic tiger of Ranthambore. Their donation towards preservation has been recognized by NGOs. Being a tourist, it is our responsibility to boost the preservation of wildlife.
Village women Craft
If you are in Ranthambore for Tiger safari tour then it is very good opportunity to discover culture and traditions of Rajasthan as well. Village Women Craft located at RIICO Industrial Area, Gas Plant Road in Ranthambhore. You should visit Village woman craft at Ranthambhore. Village Women Craft supports pastoral women in Ranthambore and around the area to become independent and financially stable. It is a social initiative in Ranthambore with the aim of ameliorating economic status of artisans, thereby promoting the survival of traditional craft. If you are visiting this place the you can find a assortment of handmade craft including – carpet, woolen carpet, hand knotted silk, tribal rugs, woolen rugs, modern oriental decorative rugs, cotton kilims from India. Besides of these craft there is large collection of Indian textile like pashmina shawls , silk scarf's, stoles, pashmina stoles, cushion covers, bed covers, embroidery fabrics, curtains, brocade, table cloths, wall hanging with mirror work and beautiful wildlife paintings.Village Women Craft considers in "craftsmanship" as cultural, social and economic power. Despite being trivialized due to urbanization and industrialization, it has power and ability to play an important role within the financially mainstream of the country.