Rajasthan Travel Guide

Places to Visit in Ranthambore

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Ranthambore National Park- Ranthambore National Park is located in the Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan state at a distance of 132 kms from the capital city Jaipur. The park is located at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill range and covers an area of Approximately 400 sq Km.

Ranthambore Fort-The Ranthambhore Fort is located inside the Ranthambhore National Park. This fort stands majestically atop a hill overlooking the entire park.

The walk up, one of the only places this mode of transport is possible, is a very refreshing and exciting one as even the big cats have been spotted up there! Many animals can also be seen along the edges of all the water bodies, which are all visible from here.

The fort itself also offers many interesting architectural and historical sights worth viewing and photographing.

Lakarda & Anantpura– Lakarda & Anantpura, located in the North-Western and Northern regions of the park are ideal locations to see Sloth Bears. These areas have a lot of anthills, which are a favorite of the beers. The pugmarks of the Indian striped Hyenas are often seen here. Their numbers are not very large in the park.

Bakula– The Bakula is a thickly forested area inside the Ranthambhore National Park, consisting of dense forest with many small pools and water holes.

Tigresses with young cubs are often seen near the water holes in Bakaula, since the dense forest provides cool hides for a tigress and her young, making a major attraction.

Padam Talao– The Padam Talao is the largest of the lakes present in the park. The famous and beautiful Jogi Mahal is located at the very edge of this lake. When in season, the water lilies that give the lake its name, can be seen in plenty.

In the early hours of the morning and just before sunset, animals can be seen in large numbers on the lakeside

Ranthambore Sightseeing & Attractions

Ranthambore Fort

History of Ranthambore Fort Rajput King Sapaldaksha of Chauhan Dynasty started the construction of the fort on 944 AD. And since then many of his successors contributed towards the construction of Ranthambore Fort. Rao Hammir... more »

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore History Many royal guests including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip came to Ranthambore to shoot tigers during the times for the Maharajas until tiger hunting was banned in 1970. Many of the tiger... more »

Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary

Flora and Fauna In this Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary there is a camping site which is surrounded by bold vertical rock face of Neemli 'Dang'. There are Eco trails and paths have been developed which... more »

Shri Gushmeshwar Jyotirlinga

History of Gushmeshwar The temple of Gushmeshwar is believed to be more than 1000 years old and people visit in thousands during the occasion of Shivaratri and in the month of Shravan( July-August). The temple... more »