Popular Places to Visit in Ranthambore
The fort exhibits the exemplary glory and valor of Hammir Dev of the Chauhan dynasty. Also, it is considered as a precious spot since it is one of the World Heritage List. The fort is located amidst a pristine location abundantly nurtured by thick green forests and salubrious climate. In addition, nearby the fort, you can witness different types of valleys, lakes, picnic spots, wild life species etc. Along with the fort, there is a history travelled; the history of wars and captures, different conquerors and the changes happened to the fort in time to time.
Location: Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001
Entry Fees: Rs. 15 – per person for adults /Rs. 10 per person for children
Set against a picturesque backdrop, Surwal Lake is where you’ll find complete solace after seeking the adventurous thrill and experiencing a memorable safari. The lake is one perfect location for a photo-stop and for bird-watching as you observe flocks of various bird species swooping down together to catch their prey from the water.
The view of the lake, especially at sunrise and sunset is splendid, however, this lake isn’t perennial and dries out in summer, so make sure you head here especially during the monsoon or in winter.
Location: Near Durga Mata Temple, Atoon Kalan, Rajasthan 322027.
Timings: 24 hours (but preferably after dawn and before dusk).
Whenever you visit Ranthambore National Park, never forget to visit this particular lake which opens to the visitors at two different timings either in the morning or in the evening. You might get to see some variety types of birds as well that come to catch their food from the lake. The view of the surroundings will nourish your eyes undoubtedly and it will be obviously a picturesque nature everywhere. Also if luck favors, you will spot the wild animals coming to drink water from the lake at times.
Location: Inside Ranthambore National Park
Trinetra Ganesha Temple
Located within the beautiful Ranthambore Fort, Trinetra Ganesh translates to the Three-Eyed Ganesh. Legend has it that King Hameer was at war and the situation seemed bleak when one night Lord Ganesha appeared before the king and blessed him saying that his problems would soon end. Miraculously, the war ceased the very next day and the king's problems regarding food stock was resolved too.
His faith in Lord Ganesha was strengthened and he soon built the Trinetra Ganesha Temple, which is one of the oldest in the area, making it one of the most famous places to visit in Ranthambore. Idols of Lord Ganesha's entire family are emplaced here and five aartis are conducted each day.
Location: Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan 322001.
Timings: Open 24 Hours.
Along with it, the relishing sights of umpteen numbers of birds coming to the lake will attract everyone’s eyes and heart. In the early morning and evening, you can also see the wild animals coming to drink water from the lake. The National Park’s whole beauty is enhanced by the presence of this picturesque lake filled with lilies at times. The rare sights of Chinkara are possible at the very edge if this particular lake.
Location: Ranthambhore Fort, Rajasthan
Timings: Open 24 hours
Entry Fees: N/A
Raj Bagh Talao
The sambhar deer is a regular visitor who eats the grass present on the floor of the lake. Rare types of birds, animals, and species come around the vicinity of the lake in the morning and evening when the weather seems to be cooler. It is a tiger spotting area as well along with other rare animals in the park come since the area has a wide range of forest area and water resources.
Location: Ranthambore National Park
Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History
It helps to understand the diversity of earth as well. There are three floors in the museum but the visitors have access only to the ground floor where 'Biodiversity of Rajasthan or Forests and Wildlife of Rajasthan' are mainly exhibited. The facsimile of animals such as chinkara (gazelle), leopard, lion, and tiger are the main attractions along with the collection of village dioramas of the Bishnoi community and Rajasthan rural area.
Location: Ramsinghpura, Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore, Rajasthan
Timings: 10 am - 6 Pm (Remains close on Monday)
Panther is the major animal species found here since they avoid getting into the deep jungles not to make contacts with the tigers which will end up in tigers eating the panthers. Here you can see a great population of bears as well. Also, the valley is a haven for unseen flora and fauna due to the presence of its perfect climate. On top of that, the lakes nearby are an addition to the whole beauty of the place.
One of the most popular places to visit in Ranthambore is the iconic Jogi Mahal, situated right next to the smooth flowing Padam Lake. If you turn back in time, you will discover that the Mahal was once a hunting abode for the royalty of Jaipur and other dignitaries who visited here. Following which, it was revamped into a guesthouse for tourists, but now it simply stands tall and proud of its fine Rajasthanis architecture.
The view of the lake and lush greenery beyond the Mahal is truly mesmerising! Make sure you visit the tall banyan tree here, which is considered one of the largest in the country.
Location: Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan 322001.
Timings: Open 24 hours.
Different types of bags of different size and colour come to the market and they attract the young ladies visiting Ranthambore National Parks. These bags are really user-friendly due to its appealing size and alluring patterns. The particular self-help group was established in the year of 1989 and still continues to make a number of multi types of bags and totes. Since they are hand- made, it gets more demand from local as well as tourists. You will get the opportunity to select from the wide range of designs; especially of wild animals, birds and, forest creatures.
Location: Dastkari Kendra. Village Kuthalpura Maliyan. Sherpur Khilchipur
Other Places to visit in Ranthambore
Ranthambore School of Art
The school has artists from the adjacent villages. The students from the school visit the National Park to spread their thoughts of preserving natural biodiversity. The school has watercolor paintings, charcoal, poster color painting on silk, and black and white sketches as well. The paintings will be placed on famous exhibitions through which amazing thoughts are being transferred to the public.
Location: MDR111, Subhash Nagar, Saptar, Sawai Madhopur
Timings: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Raj Bagh Ruins
About: Located between Padam Talao and Raj Bagh Talao, Raj Bagh Ruins add a unique touch to the National Park, with their rare, royal feel. This is one of the most frequented tourist places in Ranthambore owing to the charming interiors, arches, domes, palace outhouses, and steps that transport you into an era that you’d fall in love with.
Even today, the Raj Bagh Ruins boast of a typical Rajasthani royalty, with its elegance and magnificence that’s unique to the area
Location: Between Padam Talao and Rajbagh Talao, Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan 322001
Timings: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Wild Dragon Adventure Park
If you’re travelling with children and looking for some fun-filled places to visit in Ranthambore, The Wild Dragon Adventure Park is a must! The adventure park offers numerous activities for unending fun, which include Zorbing, All-Terrain Vehicle rides, and the eerie yet amazing Horror House that proves to be fun for all.
Embarking on an adventure at the park amidst a serene backdrop is something you definitely don’t want to miss!
Location: Near Saras Milk Dairy, Rajasthan 322001.
Timings: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.