Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan has a rich wildlife including
Tigers (including the most famous diurnal tigers), Leopards, Striped
Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Macaques, Jackals, Black bucks,
Rufous tailed Hare, Chinkara, Desert Cats, Five striped Palm Squirrels,
Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Porcupines, Small
Indian Mongoose, etc. The only amphibians in the park are Common Frog
and Common Indian Toad.
Almost all the tourist attractions in Ranthambore are related to the
nature. Ranthambore, Rajasthan sightseeing tour will include some of the
below mentioned attractions:
Out of the numerous places to see in Ranthambore, the most famous one
is the Ranthambore fort. Perched on top of a hill, this fort provides an
amazing view of the entire park. The only way to reach the fort is to
walk the whole way. Don't forget to carry your binoculars while visiting
the fort. Apart from the breathtaking view, the fort is an architectural
and historical wonder.
Padam Talab is the largest lake in the Ranthambore National Park. The
lake has been named after the water lilies that grow in the lake in
season. It is a good place to see the wild animals in the early hours of
the morning and just before sunset.
Kachida Valley is located near the outskirts of the park. Numerous
rocky outcrops and low hills make up this place. This area is famous as
it consists of a majority of the Panther population of the park, along
with a good population of beers.
Raj Bagh Talab
The most scenic lake in the park is the Raj Bagh Talab. The ruins
scattered along the edges of the lake add to its attraction. Numerous
animals and birds feeding in the lake are some of the other attractions
of the lake. Apart from being a favorite haunt of the Sambhar deer, the
areas around the Raj Bagh Talab are also prime tiger spotting areas.
Lakarda & Anantpura
Lakarda & Anantpura lie in the northern and northwestern regions of
the park. It is known as the ideal place for spotting Sloth Bears.
Ruins Located between Padam Talab (lake) and the Raj Bagh Talab, Raj
Bagh ruins are ancient stone structures like arches, palace outhouses,
domes, steps, etc. They serve as a reminder of the bygone era.
The smallest lake in Ranthambore National Park, Malik Talab is an area
full of action. The Malik Talab area is always having a good population
of birds of all kinds. Indian Marsh Crocodiles can also be seen at the
Jogi Mahal is a rest house in the middle of the forest. It provides a
good view of the Padam Talab and is quite near to the national park. It
is also said to house the second largest banyan tree in India.