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Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan


An adventure trip in India gives you many options, as you can go and surf the sea in coastal places, trek and hike through the mighty mountains and hills of northern hill stations, or for a unique experience, catch up on the wildlife of a particular state by visiting its wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. These parks would give you an opportunity to see the wild animals of the country from a safer distance, while you can also see a beautiful natural habitat in the protected areas.

One of the top 10 National Parks in the country, Ranthambore is a popular Tiger Reserve, with many other attractions like forts, old ruins, lakes, hillocks, and resorts. The pride of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is a home to many animals, including the endangered Bengal Tiger. A trip to the park would be quite an adventurous experience as you get to explore many authentic things here.
 

Attractions of Ranthambore National Park


The wildlife
Tiger, leopard, sambhar, hyena, chital, nilgai, monkeys, jackals, sloth bear, jungle cats, and a variety of birds, with all these, Ranthambore is one of the most frequently visited wildlife sanctuary in the country. All these varieties of animals can be seen from a safer distance, while you can enjoy a jeep safari. You can also hire a local guide to know more about the place.

The Fort
An old Rajput fort, built around 944 AD, Ranthambore Fort is a very strongly built structure, which was earlier called ' Ranath Bhawar Garh'. This fort also houses three temples inside, built somewhere around 13th century, devoted to lord Shiva, Rama and Ganesha. Another fort, called Jogi Mahal is also a nice building inside the park with comfortable and interesting provisions for tourists.

Bakula, the forest
Inside the park, the entire area is covered in forests and wild plants and trees, but one of the most thickly dense area of the park is called Bakula. It is mainly a wetland, with many pools and water holes which makes the wild plants to grow in abundance here. For the sheer Bermudian beauty of this place, you must take a visit.

Padam Talao
There are many lakes inside the park, but the Padam Talao is the most beautiful and the largest of these, on the banks of which stands the red sandstone Jogi Mahal. Also check out the huge Banyan tree near the lake.



Adventurous Activities of Ranthambore National Park

You can thoroughly enjoy a Ranthambore trip, with many creatures and many activities. One of the best of which is a jeep safari. Many cabs and open air gypsies are available for tourist trips inside the park, and you can have nice views of the animals from here. You can also click pictures of the wildlife here, and have nice collection of your Ranthambore trip. There are also provisions for camping stays in the open areas of the park, while you can have a nice resort stay in the vicinity as well.

The wildlife trip will give you a nice adventure, as you would not get a chance to see many variety of animals all at the same time.

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You must also look around the famous Kachida Valley, which is located on the outskirts of the parks. Low hills and panthers are the main attractions of this place. Take a look around all the nearby places to make it a complete experience.

On your adventure trip to Ranthambore you should try food at the restaurant cum lodging places near the Sawai Madhopur Railway station. These places will give you extremely delicious Rajasthani food. While you can also shop here, for various paintings, handicrafts, Rajasthani outfits and groundnuts.

You must be a part of every authentic thing of the park in order to enjoy a complete adventure of the place.
 

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