Rajasthan is a dry state of India that is known for its enormous forts and palaces that were built years ago. It is a major center of attraction for those who are especially interested in observing ancient types of architecture. There are ancient temples and lots of other structures for architecture lovers which make people fall in love with this state.
Well, Rajasthan is not all about architecture and unique folk culture. It is a good place to visit if you are a wildlife lover and love exploring jungles and capturing some fine wildlife moments in your camera. The Ranthambore National Park is the perfect place to visit to witness the wildlife of this dry state.
Ranthambore National Park houses many species of flora and fauna. Some major mammal species which can be spotted in this national park are Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman 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, Fivestriped Palm Squirrels, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines, Longeared Hedgehogs and Ratels. Indian Bengal tigers are the major center of attraction of this place as Ranthambore National park houses a good number of Bengal tigers.
It is always better to book your safari in advance. You can also get your booking done by Ranthambore Resorts where you are going to stay during the Ranthambore trip.
There are two options for Ranthambore safari- Open Jeep Safari (accommodates 6 people) and Canter Safari (accommodates 20 people). Based on your budget and number of travelers, you can choose any of the two modes of transportation. The safari lasts for around three hours twice in a day: Morning and Evening.
Best Time for Ranthambore Safari
Ranthambore Safari can be experienced best during the summers when wild animals visit lakes in tha national park for drinking water. At that time, animals can be spotted. Please note, Ranthambore National Park remains closed during the rainy season in the months of July, August and September.
Ranthambore is not only about experiencing rich wildlife, you can also witness a majestic architecture of Fort in Ranthambore. The Ranthambore fort is a must visit place if you are planning a Jungle safari of Ranthambore National Park. It used to control the trade routes between North India and Central India and witnessed the reign of Chauhans.
There are 3 major Hindu temples constructed from red Karauli stone, that can be seen inside the premises of Ranthambore fort which are dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha, Lord Shiva, and Ramlalji.
There are seven fortified gates/ Pols to enter the premises of the main fort respectively- Navlakha Pol, Hathi Pol, Ganesh Pol, Andheri Pol, Delhi Pol, Sat Pol and Suraj Pol. Inside the fort, travelers can witness the Badal Mahal which is a big hall with 84 columns and was used for holding meetings and conferences.
The true beauty of this place can only be witnessed by being at this place along with best Tented Accommodation in Ranthambore. Enjoy the rustic beauty of Rajasthan while staying in a tent and get all the luxurious amenities in the royal camp. So, plan a small weekend for Jungle Safari in Ranthambore and experience the true beauty of Incredible Rajasthan!