A Golden triangle tour, adding Ranthambore to the mix, is a popular choice among those tourists who wish to experience the joy of being in nature and witnessing wildlife in its true form.
People visit Ranthambore mainly to go to the Ranthambore National Park, a home for Bengal tigers and many other fauna and flora. Known to be the fourteenth largest national park in India, Ranthambore is an easily accessible destination that many people take a detour to while visiting other parts of Rajasthan.
It was established in 1955 and later declared as the site for Project Tiger.
It is the perfect weekend getaway from many Jaipur locals as well as tourists because it is barely 160 kms away.
Here are some of the things that you can do in and around Ranthambore:
The Royal Bengal tiger is a sight to behold roaming around in its natural habitat with a majestic grace that is incomparable. Ranthambore is considered to be one of the best national parks to spot the famed animal because it can often be spotted in the vast lands of deciduous forests.
Built in the 10th century, Ranthambore Fort is an imposing presence in the national park as it overlooks the entire park. Hiking to the fort can be an exhilarating experience because you can spot eagles and vultures from here very easily.
The sweet peacefulness of the nature is an added bonus. Recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage Sites as one of the Hill Forts of Rajasthan, one might as well visit it.
Carried out at 6:00 am and 2:00 pm, you have an option of choosing between a six seater and a twenty seater which experts drive around specific trails. Because the park is divided into different zones, some are inaccessible to common people. However, considering that the tigers are spotted by many a tourists, it is safe to assume that your trip to Ranthambore won’t go to waste.
Hot Air Ballooning
Recently introduced in the area, hot air ballooning is fast becoming one of the most popular activities in the area. The thought of having an overview of the imposing forests and historic buildings all the while sailing peacefully in the sky is an idea that is hard to be unappealing to anyone.
The national park in itself is a destination that is worth detouring to, but the various activities that come alongside watching the tigers is what makes the experience so enthralling. Considering that there is no dearth of resorts in the area, you can stay assured that the experience will definitely not be a let down.