May 192013
 

Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. It is the former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur but today the Ranthambore National Park  is major wildlife tourist attraction.

 

  • Banyan Tree, Ranthambore

    Banyan Tree, Ranthambore

  • Bonellis Eagle, Ranthambore

    Bonellis Eagle, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Ranthambore Fort

    Ranthambore Fort

  • Sambhar Deer, Ranthambore

    Sambhar Deer, Ranthambore

  • sambhar_deer_by_n_a_nazeer_0

    sambhar_deer_by_n_a_nazeer_0

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore

    Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore

  • Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore

    Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

    Tiger Sighting on Safari, Ranthambore

  • Sher Bagh, Ranthambore

    Sher Bagh, Ranthambore

  • Sher Bagh, Ranthambore

    Sher Bagh, Ranthambore

Things to see

Tigers

p1240528The deep gorges, lakes and jungles are the habitat of many carnivores such as caracal, panther, jackal, and hyena and also a rich variety of resident and migratory birds. However, the most famous resident is the endangered tiger which is spotted quite frequently at Ranthambore. All the photographs of tigers on this page taken by us, not a professional photographer, which shows how accessible they are.


Wild Life

sambhar_deer_by_n_a_nazeer_0Other wild life includes large herds of Sambar deer which can be seen on the edges of lakes feeding on aquatic plants, seemingly unafraid of passing jeeps. Also in the lake live “Muggers” or marsh crocodiles, often seen basking on the lake shores, and sometimes seen dragging a deer into the water.A large mammal not usually seen is the Sloth Bear. This shaggy creature is nocturnal sheltering in rocky outcrops at night.


Birds

bonellis-eagleThere are many birds of pray to be see, including the Crested Serpent eagle and Bonelli’s eagle. Also many species of pigeon, flycatchers, stork and other water birds.


Banyan Tree

img_3783Next to the Jogi Mahal Forest Rest House is an ancient banyan tree, claimed to be the second largest banyan tree in the world. It is inhabited, not only by many birds but also has a resident troop of langurs (a type of old world monkey).


Ranthambore Fort

ranthambhore-fortRanthambore Fort was founded by Chauhan rajput King Sapaldaksha in 944 AD and is said to have got its name from two adjoining hills – Rann and Thambhore. The fort commands a strategic location, 700 feet above the surrounding plain, located on Thambhor Hill. The walls of the fort are about 7 kilometers in length and include an area of nearly 4 square kilometers. The three large lakes of Ranthambore national park, the Padam Talab, Malik Talab and Raj Bagh, are visible from the fortification walls.