Based in the North Indian state of Rajasthan; Ranthambore National park is aptly named owing to the presence of the notable Ranthambhore fort in the grounds. Extending over 392 square kilometers, the park impresses travelers from the world over with its abundant resident flora and fauna. A much sought after destination for eco-tourism, the park is visited by wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and naturalists all year.
Ruins of Fort Ranthambhore
The area was originally a part of the royal hunting grounds of the regents of Jaipur. It is a grand tiger reserve and complete wildlife sanctuary today that is one of the finest in the country. The park has gained fame for being a significant heritage site due to the presence of the charming ruins that are scattered around the sanctuary.
Intriguing Sights at Ranthambore
People cruise through the sanctuary enjoying sightings of the imposing tigers wandering around the grassy foliage of the park. Many of them keep a watchful eye out for the innumerable types of birds that call the park their home. A number of other animals like the Sambar deer, monkeys and Chittal can also be spotted.
Padam talao is one of the major lakes in the sanctuary that is characterized by the large red sandstone named Jogi Mahal resting beside it. It is the watering hole for many a thirsty tiger, which makes it a place of tourist interest as well. Naturalists also flock to the area to gaze upon the colossal banyan tree at Padam talao.