Things to Do in Ranthambore

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This is one of the best tiger reserves of the country, known to have "friendly" tigers and chances of sighting one here is reasonably better than many other tiger reserves of India. Along with this R (Read More)anthambore has one of the richest flora and fauna making it an absolutely must visit area.

Here is the list of 15 Things to Do in Ranthambore

1. Tour the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

Tour the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

Spread in an area of 392 sq. Km, the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is one of the country's largest and most famed tiger reserves, famous for the magnificent Bengal Tiger found there. The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve derives its name from the Ranthambore Fort located in the region.

2. Jeep Safari in Ranthambore

Jeep Safari in Ranthambore
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Jeep Safari is the best way to explore the various zones of the Ranthambore National Park. Wildlife photographers and bird watchers often opt for these safaris to capture thrilling moments in the National Park. Jeep safaris need to be booked well in advance to ensure availability.

3. Explore the Magnificent Ranthambhore Fort

Explore the Magnificent Ranthambhore Fort
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Ranthambhore Fort is a magnificent fort erected by a ruler from the Chauhan Royal family in Ranthambhore in Rajasthan. The regal fort is said to have existed since the 12th century and is a perfect tourist attraction for those wanting to explore Royal Rajasthan.

4. Bird-watching at Surwal Lake

Bird-watching at Surwal Lake

A beautiful natural water body, Surwal Lake is a treat to the tired eyes. It is located inside the Ranthambore National Park and the mesmeric surroundings make the attraction worth a visit. The region is also famous for bird watching and one can observe a number of migratory birds during the winter season.

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5. Historic Hunting Abode - Jogi Mahal

Historic Hunting Abode - Jogi Mahal

Located within a 500 metres distance from the famous Ranthambore Fort in Rajasthan, Jogi Mahal is the iconic hunting lodge built by the royalties of Jaipur for their entertainment and recreation. It stands by the beautiful lake, called Padam Talao, inside the Ranthambore National Park, which gets its name from the blooming lotuses in the water.

6. Perfect Spot for Photographs at Raj Bagh Ruins

Perfect Spot for Photographs at Raj Bagh Ruins

Raj Bagh Ruins is an enchanting monument inside the Ranthambore National Park. It is situated on the banks of Raj Bagh Lake and is a preferred shelter for the wildlife, especially the tigers. The rustic structure amidst the beautiful dense forests and serene lakes is worth exploring. It is also an apt location for photography.

7. See Panther's Abode at Kacheeda Valley

See Panther's Abode at Kacheeda Valley
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Kachida Valley is also inside the reserve. The panther population of the reserve resides here. You will have to reach this valley via the jeep safari. Panthers don't usually leave this area to avoid conflict with the tigers. Bears are also found here.

8. Ranthambore School of Art

Ranthambore School of Art

A visit to the Ranthambore School of Art is a must for art lovers. It is a school of arts where the students always strive to conserve and promote their culture. Most of the artwork found here are marvellous paintings of the majestic Tiger created using different techniques of painting.

9. Spot Crocodiles - Malik Talao

 Spot Crocodiles - Malik Talao

The smallest of the three lakes in the National Park, Malik Talao is a serene natural water body where most of the wildlife activities can be seen. The majestic Indian Marsh Crocodile can be spotted here often along with other bird and animal species.

10. Spot Bears at Lakarda and Anantpura

Spot Bears at Lakarda and Anantpura

Lakarda and Anant Pura are the regions with dense forests and ample honeycombs. They are most visited to spot sloth bears. Pugmarks of the Indian Hyenas are also found here at times but the animal is rarely spotted because their population is less in the park.

11. Watch the Lotus Blooms at Padam Lake

Watch the  Lotus Blooms at Padam Lake

Padam Lake is the largest lake in the Ranthambore National Park. The water body is visited by most of the animals in the mornings. This is one of the few places where Chinkaras can be spotted. Most animals hunt around this lake which makes it the best location for wildlife photography.

12. Bird Watching in Ranthambore

Bird Watching in Ranthambore

With a suitable habitat for various bird species, bird watching is a favourite activity in Ranthambore. Enthusiasts have observed over 300 species of birds, including migratory birds. One can opt for a thrilling Jeep Safari to explore various parts of the National Park for bird watching.

13. Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History

Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History

Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History is located in Village Ramsinghpura, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. Established in 2007 and open for public in 2014, this museum depicts the history of natural resources in Rajasthan.

14. View Local Artwork at Village Women Craft

View Local Artwork at Village Women Craft

Village Women Craft is where one can find local craft and artwork created by the village women in Ranthambore. One can watch the local women at work here using natural dyes and environmentally friendly material. A rich quality of local craft including patchwork, woodwork and handloom is kept on display and sale for the tourists.

15. Activities at Wild Dragon Adventure Park

Activities at Wild Dragon Adventure Park

Wild Dragon is an adventure theme park that appeals mostly to adventure seekers and fun lovers. They have several activities like Water Zorbing, Bumper Boats, Haunted House, Sumo Fights and Trampoline, rendering it a perfect attraction to spend time with friends and family.

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