Ranthambhore National Park: One of the largest national parks in northern India, Ranthambore National Park, is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, at about 130 km from Jaipur. Considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Park terrain is a major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination.
Named after the historic Ranthambhore fortress, it is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River with several lakes in the park. Covering an area of 392 km², the park is known for its tiger population, and is one of India’s Project Tiger reserves. Other major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. It is also the site for India’s second largest banyan tree.
Ranthambhore Fort: Located at the top of a rocky outcrop in the middle of the forest, literally marking the meeting of the Aravali and Vindhya hills ranges, this huge fort covers an area of approximately 7 kilometers in circumference. Believed to have been built in 944 A.D. by a Chauhan ruler, it commanded a strategic location, 700 feet above the surrounding plains. Due to its location and structure, it is considered to have been one of the most difficult forts to overthrow. It repulsed attempts by great warriors such as Alaudin Khilji, Kutub-ud-din, Feroz Tughlaq, Bahadur Shah of Gujarat. It has seen quite a lot of interesting, tragic, happy, glorious and hair- rising moments during its long history. Legend also states that in the 14th century, around thousand women committed jauhar or mass suicide to escape the humiliation at the hands of invading army.
Inside the Fort, a group of buildings like palaces, temples, mosques and barracks enthuse the visiting tourists.
• Jungle Safari by Jeep/ Canter
• Nature walks/ Bird watching
• Trip to Ranthambhore Fort
• Trip to Trinetra Ganesh Temple
• Village trip
• Ranthambhore School of art visit