Best Sightseeing Places in Ranthambore
Before going for your Ajmer vacation, be familiar with where you must visit during the
Ranthambore National Park:
Ranthambore National Park has a rich wildlife including Tigers (including the popular
diurnal tigers), Striped Hyenas, Leopards, Sambar deer, Nilgai, Macaques, Chital,
Jackals, Rufous tailed Hare, Black bucks, Chinkara, Desert Cats, Indian False
Vampires, Five striped Palm Squirrels, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Porcupines, Small
Indian Mongoose, etc. So, if you are a wildlife explorer you must make a visit to this
park during your Ranthambore travel.
Apart from the famous national park, the Ranthambore fort is very popular. Located
on top of a hill, this fort provides a spectacular view of the entire park. Besides the
breathtaking view, the fort is an historical and architectural wonder.
It is the largest lake in the Ranthambore National Park. Padam Talab has been named
after the water lilies that grow in the lake during season.
Kachida Valley is located close in the outskirts of the park. This area is popular as
it consists of a majority of the Panther population of the park, along with a large
population of beers.
Raj Bagh Talab:
The most beautiful lake in the park is the Raj Bagh Talab. The ruins scattered along the
edges of the lake add to its attraction. Various animals and birds feeding in the lake are
some of other attractions of the lake. Besides all, it is a favorite haunt of the Sambhar
deer and prime tiger spotting areas.
Lakarda & Anantpura:
Lakarda & Anantpura situated in the northern and northwestern regions of the park. It is
known as the best place for spotting 'Sloth Bears'.
This place is a rest house in the middle of the forest. It offers a good view of the Padam
Talab and is very near to the national park. Jogi Mahal is also said to house the second
largest banyan tree in India.
Best Time for Holidaying in Ranthambore
The ideal time to visit Ranthambore / Ranthambore National Park is from 'October
to April', as during this period of time the weather is very pleasant and perfect for
sightseeing and exploring the wildlife activities. If you want to spot tigers, then visit this
park during March or April when the probability of their presence is prominent. The park
remains closed during monsoon season (from July to September). So, you should plan
your Ranthambore trip during the best time of the year and enjoy sightseeing.
Must Buy Things from Ranthambore
Basically, you won't find any scope for shopping in Ranthambore National Park.
However, 3 KM away from the Ranthambore station is 'Dastkar Craft Centre'. This
workshop is situated close to Khem Villas. This workshop sells a wide range of
handicraft items such as sarees, bedspreads, bags and scarves at reasonable rates.
This shop was set up with an aim to promote the low caste women of the village. So,
don't forget to buy some of such stuff from your tour.
Explore Options to Reach Ranthambore
Before booking your Ranthambore holiday packages, you should know about the
modes to reach this city. Read on to more:
Sanganer Airport (Jaipur) is the closest airport to Ranthambore, which is about 180 KM
away. Several flights operate from here connecting Ranthambore to other cities of India.
The closest main railway station is Sawai Madhopur, which is well connected to other
major cities across India. You can hire a cab or avail the frequent private / public bus
services from Sawai Madhopur to reach Ranthambore / Ranthambore National Park.
Ranthambore National Park is situated just 11 KM away from Sawai Madhopur and
plenty of buses ply between Sawai Madhopur and Ranthambore. You can also hire
private cabs or taxis from Sawai Madhopur to reach your destination.