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Ranthambore- A Tiger's Retreat Tour

                   Ranthambore - A Tiger Retreat

The Ranthambore National Park is one of the most popular tiger reserves in India. Spread across three hundred and ninety two square kilometers Ranthambore is home to a variety of wildlife. The prime attraction at Ranthambore remains the Tiger, the national animal of India. The tiger's retreat of Ranthambore ies at the foot of the Aravali Hills in the Royal Indian state of Rajasthan. The Ranthambore National Park is easily accessible from the town of Sawai Madhopur.

          Earlier a hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, Ranthambore is now a must visit for the adventure seekers and the wildlife lovers alike. Way back in 1955 Ranthambore was declared a game sanctuary. In 1973 Ranthambore was protected under Project Tiger. It was in the year 1980 that Ranthambore became a national park. The Ranthambore Reserve comprises of the Kaila Devi Sanctuary, renowned for its tigers, and Mansingh Sanctuary too.

Other Attractions in and around Ranthambore

          Tigers can easily be sighted at the Ranthambore National Park. In bright day light catching predations, lazing around and even having water at the lake. Tourists from across the globe can be seen enjoying the wildlife at the Ranthambore. There are several wildlife photographers too who click the opportunity of capturing the tiger in its natural habitat, the Ranthambore.

        Besides the tiger at the Ranthambore you may spot animals like the antelopes, nilgai, sambhar, chital, sloth bear, wild boar, chinkara, porcupines, jackals, leopards, jungle cats, fox, caracals, hyena, gazelle, Indian hare, mongoose and jacanas. The other attractions at the Ranthambore are the birds like the crested serpent eagles, Bonelli's eagle, Indian horned owl, quail, partridge, spur fowl and paradise flycatcher.

        Ranthambore is also renowned for its temple of Lord Ganesha. The temple is thronged by the devotees of the elephant headed God. Most of the mails received at Ranthambore are the wedding cards inviting the Lord and seeking blessings.

       Besides the Ranthambore Reserve you may visit the historic Ranthambore Fort too. With the ruins of the temples, tanks, massive gates and curtain walls the fort is now a protected monument maintained by the Archeological survey of India.

Climate and Best Time

       Located in the Thar Desert Ranthambore is prone to the heat and dust of long summers. During the months from April to June, the temperature soars and makes Ranthambore an unpleasant destination. Ranthambore is also avoided during the monsoons in the months of July and August. The winters are the best time to visit Ranthambore. Thus, most of the tourists plan their visit to Ranthambore between the months of October and March. Tiger den Ranthambore - A tiger's retreat tour

Where to Stay

       There are ample accommodation options available to the tourists art Ranthambore. In and around the Ranthambore national park the accommodation options are comfortable and well equipped with facilities. Tourists to Ranthambore stay in hotels, rest houses and the forest lodge, as per their budget.

How to Reach

       The Ranthambore National Park is easily reachable. The airport nearest to Ranthambore is at the pink city of Jaipur, approximately hundred and forty five km away. In terms of rail transportation the junction at Sawai Madhopur caters to the needs of the tourists. It is at a distance of eleven kilometers from Ranthambore and links Ranthambore with other major Indian cities like Delhi and Mumbai. Horse driven tongas and jeeps are easily available for transportation to Ranthambore.

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