Jaipur Ranthambore Tour is another one-day trip of 125 km approximately 3.5- 4 hours from Jaipur.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur.
It is considered one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is a major wildlife tourist attraction that has drawn the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers.
Ranthambore National Park was established as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955, initially covering an area of 282 km2 (109 sq mi). It was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973 and became a national park on 1 November 1980. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary. In 1992, the Tiger Reserve was expanded to include the adjoining Keladevi Sanctuary in the north and Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary to the south along with other forests.
Top things to attract in Ranthambore:
This attracts tourists from all over the world to witness the beauty of the royal wildlife. The Gypsy and Canter safari is conducted for 6-20 people at various slots for morning and evening safaris. The entire jungle beauty is covered in a period of 2-3 hours along with a guide.
Trinetra Ganesh Temple:
The Trinetra Ganesh Temple Is the only Ganesha Temple in the entire world where the Lord Ganesha is depicted with three eyes. This unique temple is built inside the Ranthambore Fort and is a major tourist attraction.
One of the ancient forts in India, the Ranthambore Fort is declared a UNESCO world heritage site due to its historical significance. The fort is located inside the Ranthambore National Park, at a distance of 13 km from the Sawai Madhopur railway station. This heritage fort is said to be built in 944 AD and has witnessed the long history of Rajasthan. The epitome of valor and pride of the Rajput rulers of the various Kingdoms, the Ranthambore Fort was the strategic fort and thus captured by various rulers. At the time of the Independence of India and the abolition of the imperial era, the fort was under the Maharaja of Jaipur and the Ranthambore forest was the exclusive hunting ground for the Royals of Jaipur Kingdom.