Fort: Ranthambhore's royal past manifests itself
in the well-perceived imposing fort. built in 994 AD,
atop a steep high creek 200 metres above sea level.
Ruined pavilions, walls, 'chhatris' and splendid monuments
are interspersed within the majestic fort. An 8th century
Ganesh Temple on an open land attracts thousands of
devotees and is the venue for an annual fair held on
Bhadrapad Sudi Chaturthi, fourth day of the bright half,
in the month of Bhadra.
National Park: The 392 sq. km. park comprises of
dry deciduous forests sprawling over an undulating terrain
of the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges. The park is one
of the finest tiger reserves in the country under the
Project Tiger. The majestic predators assured of protection,
roam freely during the day time and can be seen at close
quarters. Ranthambhore Sanctuary has a large number
of Sambhars, Chitals, Nilgai, Chinkara, Langur, Wild
Boar and Peafowl.
A system of three pretty artificial lakes PadamTalab,
Rajbagh and Milak Talab, along with a number of anicuts
are part of the biosphere. Besides enhancing the scenic
beauty of the park, they are important sources of water
for the inhabitants of the Park. While deer congregate
here to drink fresh water, crocodiles can be seen basking
in the winter sun to regulate their body temperature.
The lake also attracts a large number of migratory and
The local fauna of the park includes Leopard, Hyena,
Jackal, Jungle Cat, Sloth Bear and a little population
The lovely Jogi Mahal overlooking the pretty Padam
Talab at the foot of the fort has a Forest Rest House.
Other accommodation outside the fort also ensures a
The best time to visit is between November and April
. Jeeps are available to take you around the park.