Location: In the north Indian state of Rajasthan.
Major Tourist Attractions: Tigers and other mammals and birds.
Other Attractions: The Ranthambhore Fort, The Talabs, The Jogi Mahal, The Ganesh Temple
Nearby Tourist Destinations:Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Alwar, Ajmer, Shekhawati, Delhi, Agra.
The most fascinating and most popular excursion taken from the national park is to the Ranthambore Fort. This fort was built by the Chauhans in the 10th century. The fort is located at a very strategic position between north and central India and hence it was always coveted by many rulers. This fort is famous for the 'Johar' (suicide by immolation to escape humilitaion) by Rajput women in 1301AD during the siege by Ala-ud-din Khilji. The temples and tanks add to the beauty of the fort. The seven gates and massive curtain walls, crowning a fall-topped hill presents a majestic
Wild animals in Ranthambore National Park:
There are many species of wild animals that can be found here such as Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Rufoustailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Palm Civets or Toddy cat, Common Yellow Bats, Desert Cats, Five striped Palm Squirrels, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines, Long eared Hedgehogs, Ratels, Small Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Civets and Common mongoose.
The reptilians and birds species are also found here in good numbers.
Reaching Ranthambore National Park:
Visitor's information on Ranthambore National Park also offers information regarding the transportation and access to Ranthambore National park. Ranthambore is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan which is well-linked to the other towns of Rajasthan. Jaipur is the nearest airport and offers connections to Delhi and Mumbai. For rail transport, Sawai Madhopur is well-connected with the chief towns of India such as Delhi and Mumbai that offers services of regularly scheduled trains. Road transport is equally good and you can access this place by local buses, luxury coaches or private taxis with ease.