Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, near Jaipur.
Once considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is a major wildlife tourist attraction that has drawn the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers.There is a huge variety of wild animals in Ranthambore National Park, including mammals, birds & reptiles.
Ranthambore National Park is home to a rich variety of birds, thanks to its diverse terrain & numerous water bodies.
With its diverse landscape, relatively easy tiger sighting, and good light, Ranthambore National Park makes one of the best wildlife photography destinations in India. In this popular national park, there is great opportunity of taking shots of a variety of animals and birds against a beautiful backdrop. There are forts, palaces, and ruins inside the park along with lakes that are an asset for wildlife photography. Also, a plethora of bird species make Ranthambore one of the best places for bird photography as well.
National Chambal Gharial Sanctuay in Sawai Madhopur is an incredible tourist spot in Ranthambore. Chambal River Safari in Ranthambore is a rendezvous with nature. Apart from Jungle Safari in Ranthambore, Crocodile Safari or Chambal River safari at National Chambal Gharial Sanctuary is one of the best options. To explore the crocodile, Gharial and amazing diversity of birdlife, Chambal River is a wonderful site at Palighat Ranthambore, where you can enjoy interesting inhabitants by boat rides.
National Chambal Gharial Sanctuary is located at Palighat Village of Sawai Madhopur, which is adjacent to the banks of the Chambal River.
“Lord Shiva, it is believed, resides on Mount Kailasha; Vishnu in the Ksheersagara (ocean of milk); and Lord Ganesha resides, here, in the hills of Ranthambhor.”
When we say “Pratham Ganesha” in Hindu religion, it is believed to be the Trinetra Ganesha of Ranthambhore. Located in Ranthambore fort of Rajasthan state of India, The Trinetra Ganesha Temple is the famous and oldest temple of Lord Ganesha in Rajasthan that comprises of his whole family all together at one place. The temple is about 12 kms from Sawai Madhopur and is well established in Ranthambhore fort.
For years, Hindus from around the world come to this temple to worship Lord Ganesh, the God of Education, Wisdom, Good, Fortune and Wealth. There are mainly five types of aartis taking place every day in this well known temple – Prabhat Aarti (early morning aarti), Sringar Aarti at 9 am, Bhog at 12 noon, Sandhaya Aarti during Sunset (6:30 in the Summer and 5:45 in the winters) and Shayan Aarti taking place at 8 pm. This is a prayer Corus followed by the priests of the temple and the devotees here
At a distance of 3 km from Ranthambore National Park Entry Gate and 6 km from Sawai Madhopur, Amareshwar Mahadev Temple is a cave temple situated at Ranthambore in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan.The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is nestled amidst the high hills on the way to Ranthambore National Park from Sawai Madhopur. It is said that Amareshwar Mahadev is 1200 years old temple as old as Ranthambhore Fort. To reach temple in early years was almost impossible because of dense jungle all around. Till today one has to walk/drive for one km inside the jungle area via Ranthambhore road. During rainy season a waterfall is an added attraction.