Tiger in the Lake
Very much part of the Golden Triangle Circuit Ranthambhore is a window to Rajput History, a saga of bravery and courage. The equally invincible warrior now rules over the rampart of ancient Fort. The tiger now rules supreme after humans having given way to enchanting wilderness that is Ranthambhore National Park. The erstwhile hunting reserve of the Maharajahs of Jaipur is now secure and well preserved. The reserve has been amalgamated with Kaldevi and Sawai Madhopur Sanctuary.
Fighting its last battle for survival the big cat thrives here, and is the iconic attraction as magnificent as Rajasthan’s edifices. The characteristic splendour of verdant forests is heightened by presence of numerous lakes, historical artefacts, temples and forts. Fine rock art can be seen at the fort as well as three Hindu temples dedicated to Ganesh, Shiva and Rama.
The reserve is also famous for numerous high end heritage resorts that are situated in the buffer region near Sawai Madhopur. Big cats can be seen here hunting in the lakes or talaos as they are called in local language. The hunts are spectacular after the big cats having mastered the technique here. The events have been filmed in documentaries by National Geographic. Although bordered by River Chambal and Banas the lifeline constitutes of large and small reservoirs which are independent of the river systems.
The wildlife heaven is home to amazing biodiversity of floral and faunal wealth. The dry deciduous forests in Aravalli Range are home to the tiger, leopard, sloth bear, Nilgai, sambar, chital, chinkara antelope, hyena, wolf, carcal wild boar, langur, rhesus macaque and marsh crocodile.
The paradise is rich in avian species and preferred destination for birders. More than two hundred species have been documented in the reserve.
Safaris are organized in the various tourism zones of the National Park on open jeeps and canters. The game rides are possibly in morning hours and evening.
Core Area: 275 sq km.
Buffer Area: 117 sq km.
Tiger Reserve Area: 1334 sq km.
Tourism Infrastructure is well developed with many high end resorts.
Essentials: At Jaipur the Capital City of Rajasthan.
How to Reach?
Jaipur Airport is at a distance of 140 km well connected with Sawai Madhopur with rail and road.