Ranthambore National Park
of the premium tiger reserves of India, in the country, Ranthambore
National Park sprawls across the area of 392 sq. km. Deciduous forests
and Aravalli and Vindhyan ranges along with the three lakes, namely,
Padam Talab, Raj Bagh Talab and Milak Talab, create a perfect habitat
for the quick and treasured predators, tigers. The park also houses
panthers, nilgais, sambhars, and variety of fauna and more than 264
species of birds.
Forts & Palaces
One of the oldest forts in
Rajasthan, the fort was built in the 10th century by the Chauhan rulers.
Situated strategically, it was meant to keep it safe from the hands of
the enemy, yet, it could not prevent the unfortunate incident of royal
ladies committing 'jauhar' (self-immolation) to save their honor from
the plundering hands of the soldiers of the Muslim invader Ala-ud-din
Khilji who laid siege on the fort in 1303. Temples, tanks, massive gates
and huge walls characterize the fort and Badal Mahal (the Cloud Palace)
within the fort is wort seeing.
The Jogi Mahal is a pretty rest
house in the heart of the forest overlooking the Padam Talab and is very
close to the national park. Besides having all the facilities for a
comfortable stay, it is also one of the tourist attractions because of
its ancient banyan tree, which is said to be the second largest banyan
tree in India.
Prime attraction of Ranthambore is Ranthambore National Park. Read to Know more about the major tourist attractions of Ranthambore, Rajasthan.