Ranthambore is a tiny village named after two hills-Ran and Thambor and endowed with magnificent environment. The deciduous forests that dot the length and breadth of Ranthambore National park are rich in terms of flora and fauna. Legend has it that the city was a stronghold of the Yadavas in the 8th century. In the 10th century, it came under the rule of the valiant Chauhans, who ruled until Mughal acquired the possession. The town is home to a Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary of the same name where one can witness the concurrence of history, wildlife and nature. From November to March is the best time to visit Ranthambore and enjoying the jungle safari at the park.
How to Reach Ranthambore from Delhi
The nearest railway station to Ranthambore is in Sawai Madhopur, which is around 10 kilometers from the city. The railhead is on the broad gauge line between Delhi and Mumbai.
Sanganer Airport located at Jaipur is the nearest airport to Ranthambore. It is located around 157 kilometers from Ranthambore. From there, you’ll have to take a Taxi to Ranthambore.
Ranthambore is well-connected to Delhi via road. Both state government transport buses and tourist Volvo bus services are available from Delhi. Jaipur is at just 160 km from Ranthambore and it will take only 3 hours to reach here. It is one of the best ways to reach Ranthambore.
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Attractions in Ranthambore
Perched atop of a hill, Ranthambore Fort holds a valiant history of the legendry Rajputs. Built in 994 A.D., it was encompassed massive gate, snooty walls, tanks and temples. The strategic location, finest structural designs and safety measures make it an invincible structure. The fort was built as a symbol of gratitude to Lord Shiva. This fort stands as a testimony to the first Jauhar event in order to protect themselves from the presumptuous Persian army.
Jogi Mahal is a magnificent guest house located at the foothills of the majestic Ranthambore Fort. This forest guest house is equipped with a range of modern amenities. It was constructed as a hunting lodge for the royal family of Jaipur. The most attracting feature of this magnificent monument is the Padam Talab. Jogi Mahal turns out to be a hot spot in Ranthambore.
Located 25 kilometers away from Ranthambore, Surwal Lake is a picturesque destination which fascinates tourist with its beautiful outlook. A hot spot for bird watching, it attracts scores of tourists during November-March. During winters, this lake is home to avian population such as Pelicans, Bar Headed Flamingoes, Graylag Geese and Demoiselle Cranes.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park offers a perfect juxtaposition of nature and history. The park is spread over a vast expanse of 392 square kilometers and known for its exquisite tiger population. It is famous as a refuge for the tigers. The sheer joy of spotting tigers in the daylight cannot be explained in mere words. Besides, the park depicts a wide variety of vegetation and flora. One can find suitable accommodation options nearby park premises along with internal transportation.