Ranthambore National Park is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream! Sprawling over a vast expanse near Sawai Madhopur, the park encompasses the adjoining forests of Kaila Devi and Man Singh Sanctuary. Once a hunting ground for the maharajahs of Jaipur, the park is built around the 11th century Ranthambore Fort with ancient monuments and lakes scattered around it. Undoubtedly one of the best places to spot the Royal Bengal Tiger, Ranthambore is part of the Project Tiger initiative launched by the government to protect India’s dwindling tiger population. The park is also home to several other species of wildlife such as rare black bucks and marsh crocodiles, as well as thousands of birds.
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Things to do
VANYAVILAS-Pvt Jeep Safari
(Only if staying at Vanyavilas) Take an exclusive jeep safari into the Ranthambore national park.
(Only if staying at Vanyavilas) Elephant ride at Vanya Villas.
Explore Ranthambore National Park, where the celebrated Indian Tiger is best seen – with morning and afternoon safaris.
Explore Ranthambore Fort, the origin of which is still disputed, but it is generally believed to have started being constructed in about 944 AD. Be amazed by this airy yet magnificent fort with its ramparts resting like a shadow on a land, whose past is a mystery lost in time.
Hot Air Ballooning at Ranthambore (Sep-Apr)
Learn the art of and science behind Hot Air Ballooning from an expert pilot. Experience the sheer magic of weightlessly floating over castles and palaces or gliding past mountains, lakes and villages in Rajasthan. On landing, the giant balloon attracts hoards of villagers giving you a kaleidoscopic feel of rural Indian culture and colors. Witness the hot air balloon being deflated and packed into a bag by a team of enthusiastic and highly trained crew members.
Highlights of Ranthambore
For the adventurous…go on morning and evening jeep safaris into the jungle…see nature and wilderness at its purest best. Capture pictures to tell tales back home.
30Min-KHEM VILAS-Camel Ride
Experience a 30 minute camel ride through the local terrain and villages. From your starting point of Khem Villas you’ll trot around the boundaries of the National Park, accompanied by a ‘camel boy’. The opportunity is there to glimpse blackbuck (Indian antelope) from afar; admire water bodies, grasslands and thick forests; observe varieties of birdlife and observe local villagers.