Ranthambore National Park, a leading tiger reserve today, once used to be the famous hunting ground of the kings of Jaipur. Being one of the biggest national parks in India, it is positioned in Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan. Founded in 1955 as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary, the park was affirmed one of the Project Tiger reserves in the year 1973. Further in 1980, it became a national park and soon, in 1984, the nearby forests were acknowledged as the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary. And in the year 1991, the tiger reserve was extended to include Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi sanctuaries.
Moreover, the Park is the best place to catch some of your the rare and endangered species of flora and fauns. Here, one can easily spot tigers and other animals, during the day time. The deciduous forests of Ranthambore were once the part of the amazing jungles of Central India. Additionally, the national park consists of typical dry deciduous elements with a leading tree species, Anogeissus pendula forests. However, one can find mix deciduous elements in the valleys and along water bodies of the park. You would be amazed to know that the flora of the Park features around 539 species of flowering plants.
Offering some adventurous moments to the travelers, safari tours are popular for its elephant and jeep safari. Presenting an amazing experience, the elephant safari takes you through the mystifying forests, deep Valleys and the rugged trails of the national park. A booking for an elephant or a jeep safari has to be made in advance, with the Forest Department. The chances for spotting tigers are bright in the park. Even if a tigers are not spotted, the safari through the Tiger Reserve is worth for its picturesque beauty alone. Further, these are numerous luxurious resorts on the way from Sawai Madhopur to the Ranthambore National Park. Travelers are not going to face any problem related to the accommodation.
Additionally, cultural tours also make you catch the most appealing Ranthambore Fort, situated inside the park. Known for its scenic beauty, the fort was approximately built in the 10th century. Within the fort, there are three stunning red Karauli stone temples dedicated to Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva and Lord Ramlalaji. The temples are said to be built in 12th and 13th centuries. Futhermore, the largest water body situated in Ranthambore National Park, Padam Talao is a beautiful attraction to explore. Close to Padam Talao their stands a gigantic banyan tree and Jogi Mahal, a fascinating red sandstone palace.
So, if you really want to taste the slice of adventure and escapade then plan your India tours, now.