History of Ranthambore
Sawai Madhopur is the gateway to world renowned Ranthambore, famous for its
national park. It has been a witness to the rise and fall of many rulers and
a series of battle scenes. Today, it is famous for its tigers and is one of
the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild.
In the 13th century A.D., Govinda, the grandson of Prithviraj Chauhan took
over the reign of the land. Later his successor Vagbhatta beautified the
Ranthambore National Park
Situated in Eastern Rajasthan, where the Aravali Hill ranges and the
Vindhyan plateau meet, the Ranthambhore National Park have man-made lakes
and many perennial streams criss-crossing the entire park. The landscape is
dotted with ancient Banyan Trees, Dhok & Pipal trees, clusters of mango
trees. Tigers can be spotted quit often even during the day, at their normal
pursuits - hunting and taking care of their young. The species list includes
300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles including the Marsh
Crocodile & amphibians and 30 mammals.
Prime Attractions In Ranthambore
Fort & Jogi Mahal
With a coverage area of 392-sq-kms, this park got its name from the
Ranthambhore Fort, which sits on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Park.
The fort, which dates back to the 10th century and is probably the oldest
existing fort in Rajasthan, was a vital citadel for control of Central India
and particularly the Malwa plateau.
The entry point to the Ranthambore National Park, goes straight to the foot
of the fort and the forest rest house, Jogi Mahal. The latter boasts of the
second-largest Banyan tree in India. The best visiting season of Ranthambore
national park is during the months of October - March and April to June.