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Near Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore National Park is a centre for Project Tiger since 1972. It is spread over an area of 400 sq kms. The Padam Talab, the Raj Bagh Talab and the Milak Talab are some of the lakes in the area. The tigers can be seen lazing in the sun. Kachida Valley is the place where the tigers can be spotted easily. Marsh crocodiles, hyenas, jungle cats, sloth bears, Sambar, Chital, nilgai, and chinkara, are the other animals found in the region. A number of migratory birds too visit Ranthambore. The black storks, quails, Bonelli's eagles, spur fowls, crested serpent eagles and painted storks can be seen here.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest and most famous national parks in northern India. Government of India, and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. Tigers can be easily spotted even during the day Time. Good time to visit Ranthambore National park is in November and May when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India.
The park lies at the edge of a plateau, and is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River. There are several lakes in the park. It is named for the historic Ranthambhore fortress, which lies within the national park. Ranthambore is also the site for one of the largest banyan trees in India
How to reach
By Air - The nearest airport is Jaipur(145kms)
Ry Rail - The nearest railway station is sawai Madhopur(11 kms)
By Road - Ranthambore is also well connected by roads. Jeeps are available to explore the park.
Places to see
The ruins of Jogi Mahal can be seen in the park.
It was built in the 10th century. Inside the fort, there are three red Karauli stone temples devoted to Ganesh,Shiva and Ramlalaji.
This is the largest of the all the lakes located inside the park, and the beautiful red sandstone Jogi Mahal is located at the very edge of this lake. A gigantic banyan tree, considered to be Indiaís second largest, is near the lake.
Unaira (40 kms)
It is important and was under the Ranthabore rule. There is a fort garh Unaira which is converted into a heritage hotel.