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The Park is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country, under the Project Tiger. Ranthambhore sanctuary has a large numbers of sambar, chittal, nilgai, chinkara, langurs, wild boar and peafowl. While deer congregate here to drink water, fresh water crocodiles, can be seen basking in the winter sun to regulate their body temperature.
The lake also attracts a large number of migratory and local birds. The local fauna of the Park includes leopard, hyena, Jackal, Jungle cat, sloth bear and a little population of pythons.
The majestic predators, assured of protection, roam freely during the daytime and can be seen at close quarters. The lovely Jogi Mahal overlooking the pretty Padam Talab, at the foot of the Ranthambhore fort has a Forest Rest House.


HISTORY

Ranthambhore has been a witness, to the rise and fall of many rulers and a series of battle scenes. In the 13th century, Govinda, the grandson of Prithviraj Chauhan took over the reign of the land. Later, his successor Vagabhatta beautified the city and built a noteworthy temple at Jhain.
In the middle of the 15th century, Rana Kumbha, captured the fort and gifted it to his son, to be occupied later by the Hada Rajputs of Bundi and Mughal Emperors, Akbar and Aurangzeb.
Mughal Emperor Shah Alam gifted it to Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur in 1754, and since then, it was maintained as the hunting preserve of the Maharaja. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were part of the royal hunting party, which stayed here.


ENTERTAINMENT

Ganesh Chaturthi (August - September of every yera) Perched on ranthambhore Fort is the temple of Lord Ganesha. Every year thousand of people gather here in honour of Lord Ganesha's birthday, in the month of August - September.


USEFUL INFORMATION

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The Ranthambhore National Park, sprawls over an undulating forest terrain of the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges.

Climate :

Ranthambhore National Park is very hot and dry in summer and extremely cold in winter.


RANTHAMBORE SIGHT-SEEING

Ranthambore National Park

One of the finest tiger reserves in the country, it comes under Project Tiger. The 392 sq. km. park, comprises of dry deciduous forest, sprawling over an undulating forest, and terrain of the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges. The sanctuary has a large numbers of sambar, chittal, nilgai, chinkara, langurs, wild boar and peafowl. A system of three pretty artificial lakes, besides enhancing the scenic beauty of the park, is an important source of water for its inhabitants. While deer congregate here to drink water, fresh water crocodiles can be seen basking in the winter sun to regulate their body temperature. The majestic predators including the leopard, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, sloth bear and a little population of pythons can be seen at close quarters. The lake also attracts a large number of migratory and local birds.

Ranthambore Fort

Ranthambores gloriously past manifests itself in the well-preserved imposing fort, which dominates the landscape. Built in 994 AD atop steep high creek, the fort wall runs round the summit and has a number of semi-circular bastions, some with sheer drops of over 65 m and stunning views. Ruined pavilions, walls, chhatris and splendid monuments are interspersed within the majestic fort. An 8th century Ganesh temple on an open land, attracts thousands of devotees and it is the venue for an annual fair held on Bhadrapad Sudi Chaturthi, fourth day of the bright half, in the month of Bhadra.

The Tonk

Before Independence, Tonk was a tiny princely state ruled by Muslim Nawabs. The Sunehri Kothi, a late 19th century addition to the palace built by the Nawab, is a mixture of predominantly local architectural styles, with European style additions, such as imitation Ionic columns and false marbling. Some of the doors are also simply painted. The attractive Uniara fort lies halfway between Tonk and Sawai Madhopur.









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