Ranthambore

Ranthambhor is the gateway of Tiger Teriritory. In 13th century, Govinda, the grandson ofPrithviraj Chauhan took over the reign of the land. Vagbhatta beautify the city and the Ganesha Tempple. In the middle of 15th century Rana Kumbha captured the fort and gifted to his son. After this, Hada Rajputs of Bundi and Mughal emperors Akbar and Aurangzeb, Shah Alam occupied this fort. Shah Alam gifted this to Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I, of Jaipur in 1754. Today, this is under the Archeological Survey of India.

Particulars about Ranthambhor
Teperature : Summer : Mean Max. 34 0C, Mean Min. 23 0C, Winter : Mean Max. 29 0C, Mean Min. 9.1 0C.
Rainfall :   68 cms.
Clothing : Summer : Light Tropical, Winter : Light Wollens.
Language : Hindi, English and Rajasthani.
Best Season : October-March.

How to get there
Air : The nearest airport is Jaipur(165 kms.
Rail : Located on the Delhi- Mumbai main line. It is well connected with Jaipur and major tourists canters.
Road :  It is connected with many places like Bundi, Tonk, Jaipur, Bharatpur via Dausa.

Places to see :

The Fort
This imposing fort was built in 994 A.D. atop a steep high creek 200 meters above the sea level. There are ruined pavilions, walls, chhatris and splendid monuments interspersed within themajestic fort. Ganesh Temple attracts thousands of pilgrims to the annual fair held in themonth of July-August.

Ranthambhor National Park
The park is one of the finest tiger reserve in the country under Project Tiger, covering an area of 392 sq. kms, sprawling over the terrain of Aravalli and Vindhyan ranges. It has a large number of sambhar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, langur, jungle cat, sloth bear, wild boar peafowl and little number of pythons. Three artificial lakes Padam Talab, Rajbagh and Milak Talab are the part of the ecosystem. The lake also attracts number of migratory and local bird. The best time to visit is between October to April. Jeeps and canters are available to take you around the park.

Beside these Kandhar Fort,  Mansarovar Lake, Bhoori Pahari Sand Dunes, Soorwal Lake,  Chauth Mata Mandir, Shree Mahavir and Kaila Devi Temple (Karauli) are also worth visiting.