Top 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a royal state which is blessed with some amazing UNESCO Sites that are worth visiting during a trip to Rajasthan. The splendid palaces and majestic forts were attracted by large number of tourists and thus became UNESCO Sites after gaining popularity. To go back in the bygone era and get a deep insight of history of Rajasthan, you must visit the following top 6 UNESCO Heritage Sites.

Hawa Mahal-hawa mahal Rajasthan

Hawa Mahal is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, built by the red sandstones. This is a 5-storey structure shaped in the form of a crown of Lord Krishna. There are 953 small windows, also known as Jharokhas. The reason behind the construction of large number of windows was to allow the royal women to see the outside streets. Hawa Mahal is also known as the Palace of wind. You can click some splendid pictures of Hawa Mahal from outside. It just look stunning.

Amber Fort-Amer Fort_Jaipur

Amber Fort is a fort located on the hills and to enhance your experience, enjoy the Elephant Ride while climbing upon the fort and witnessing the scenic views. With the blend of Hindu and Rajputana style, the fort has become an important tourist attraction. The landmarks to see within the fort complex are- Sukh Niwas, Sheesh Mahal, Dwian-E-Aam, Diwal-E-Khas and so on. While being in Jaipur, one should never miss visiting this attraction.

Ranthambore Fort-Ranthambore Fort Maa Ashapura Farm

The Ranthambore Fort was built by Chauhan dynasty and is located in Sawai Madhopur district. You might have heard about the Ranthambore National Park which was the hunting ground of Maharaja of Jaipur. Now this park is known for jungle safari that enables you to spot the wild animals. The Ranthambore Fort lies within the Ranthambore National Park area. You can also enjoy the jeep/canter safari in the morning and afternoon. Along with exploring the fort and clicking some amazing shots, one can also experience the Tented Accommodation in Ranthambore to enjoy the rustic beauty of Rajasthan.

Jaisalmer Fort-Jaisalmer_Fort_Rajasthan_India

Jaisalmer Fort is one of the live forts of the world where daily day-to-day activities are carried out by locals. The jain temples within the fort have magnificent architecture. This monument was built by Rao Jaisal and is also known as the Sone ka Quila or Golden Fort because of its golden tinge. One can also enjoy the desert safari on the dunes while visiting the Jaisalmer Fort. Experience the camping on the Thar Desert. In short, Jaisalmer is a complete package of sightseeing of historical monuments and desert activities.

Kumbhalgarh FortKumbhalgarh Fort India

The Kumbhalgarh Fort has the second largest wall in Asia after the Great Wall of China. The fort was built by the Rajput emperor, Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. This majestic monument is 1100 metre high at the top of the hills and located in the Rajsamand district. The Maharaja Kumbh used to burn the lamps by using 50 kg of ghee and 100 kg of cotton for the villagers.

Jantar Mantar-Beautiful, Rashivalyas Yantra Jantar Mantar Jaipur

Jantar Mantar is another UNESCO site in Jaipur. There are five Jantar Mantar in India at Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura and Varanasi. The one in Jaipur is the largest of all and thus declared as a UNESCO Site. The Jantar Mantar was built for astronomical observations. There are 19 instruments for that help in finding out the position of stars and other celestial bodies.

So, visit all the above UNESCO Heritage Sites and make your Rajasthan tour perfect and memorable. Book your stay in the best resort of Rajasthan in advance to make your Rajasthan holidays luxurious and comfortable.

Ranthambore Travel Guide

Ranthambore Travel Guide

Ranthambore National Park is home to a rich flora and fauna where 40 species of mammals, more than 40 species of reptiles, 320 species of birds and more than 300 species of plants can be witnessed. Being situated in the desert state of Rajasthan, this reserve remains dry for a long time and hence, here chances are more for spotting wild animals.

HistoryRanthambore Safarai

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve had been a hunting lodge for Jaipur royal family until it was declared as Sawai Madhopur Sanctuary in 1955. In 1980, some inner parts of the sanctuary were converted into the national park in order to seek protection to the forest area.  Post that, several areas were declared as the parts of the sanctuaries like Kaila Devi Sanctuary and Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary. Finally, a larger part is now known as Ranthambore National Park.

The rich bio-diversity of Ranthambore is there due to the presence of Aravalli and Vindhyan hill ranges. The Vindhyan ranges are featured by flat tabletops whereas the Aravalli has sharp and conical hilltops. The Great Boundary Fault is a geological fault line which runs from the meeting of Aravalli and Vindhyan to the Ranthambore National Park.

Ranthambore National Park is bestowed with water bodies which are great relief for inhabitants in the scorching summers. Also, these lead to a good probability of spotting animals near the water bodies. One can find several structures in the park that will remind you of the bygone era. A majestic fort in Sawai Madhopur was named as Ranthambore Fort after the park was named. The ruins of bygone era, nature, exotic flora and fauna, altogether make a perfect experience for every traveller.

SightingBest time to experience Ranthambore safari

Ranthambore gets least rainfall and the forest is mostly dry-deciduous with short cover of grasses and shrubs. There are very fair chances of sighting tigers as the wide tracks allows for superior tracking of animals. Especially, the Tigers are comfortable in walking on the soft sand covering tracks as it enable them to walk silently without making their prey alert.

Though spotting a tiger is about a good luck but the local guides and drivers have knowledge of movement of tigers. With the interaction of other drivers and guides and observations from past safaris, they predict and find out the tigers in the best possible way.

ClimateClimate ranthambore Tiger

The three seasons- summers, winters and monsoons can be experienced in a year. The summers last from March to the month of June when there are excellent opportunities for spotting wild animals. From July to September, there are monsoons, when the national park remains closed for safari. From October to February, there are winters and gates are open for wildlife safari.

Ranthambore SafariRanthambore Safarai

The forest department conducts wildlife safari twice in a day across the national park zones. First safari can be enjoyed in the morning and second in the evening. There are two modes of safari: 20 seater canter (or open bus) and 6-seater open jeep.

It is better to book your safari in advance to avoid waiting. Generally, a safari lasts for around 3: 30 hours where morning safari starts post 30 min of sunrise and evening safari ends prior 30 min of sunset.

Ranthambore Safari TimingsRanthambore Safari Timings

S.No. Month Morning Trip Evening Trip

1 1st October to 31st October 6.30 A.M. to 10.00 A.M. 2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.

2 1st November to 31st January 7.00 A.M. to 10.30 A.M. 2.00 P.M. to 5.30 P.M.

3 1st February to 31st March 6.30 A.M. to 10.00 A.M. 2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.

4 1st April to 15th May 6.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M. 3.00 P.M. to 6.30 P.M.

5 15th May to 30th June 6.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M. 3.30 P.M. to 7.00 P.M.

AccommodationAccommodation in Ranthambore

There are plenty of the best resorts in Ranthambore where you can enjoy indoor-outdoor activities in your leisure time. These resorts offer you luxurious stay with excellent services. If you love camping and want to experience the rustic beauty of Rajasthan then you can also book your stay in the Tent in Ranthambore. The tents are luxurious and provide basic amenities to the tourists.

These holidays, plan your trip to Ranthambore and enjoy wildlife safari with the Tent accommodation in Ranthambore.