Sawai Madhopur Travel InformationWeather
In Summer: 38.3 C (Max) - 28.8 C (Min)
In Winter: 28.3 C (Max) - 8 C (Min)
Rainy Season from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (upto 90%)
Best time to come: Oct to March
Ganesh Chaturthi (August - September of every year)
Perched on ranthambhor 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.
There are about 42 tigers in Ranthambore National Park. A good network of gravel tracks criss-cross the park and safaries are undertaken in open-sided jeeps driven by ranger.
In the 13th century A.D. 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 A.D. 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 Aurangazeb. 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
who stayed here.
General Travel Information
Jaipur Flight Schedule
The nearest airport is at Jaipur which connected to all the major cities which includes Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Jodhpur.
Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe from Jaipur to Ranthambhore. The roads are very good, and it takes around 4-5 hrs from Jaipur. You can also come by taxi.
The nearest railhead is at Ranthambhorer is connected to many major cities of India. There are daily trains from Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai.
Jeeps can be hired from several places, the main ones being the RTDC. Private jeeps are also available.
Places to see
Ranthambhor National Park
The 392 sq. km. Park comprises of dry deciduous forests sprawling over an undulating terrain of the Aravalli and Vindhyan ranges .The park is one of the finest tiger reserve in the coutry under the Project Tiger. The majestic predators, assured of protection, roam freely during the day time and can be seen at close quarters. Ranthambhor sanctuary has a large number of sambhar, chital. Nilgai, chinkara, langur , wild boar and peafowl. A system of three pretty artificial lakes-Padam Talab, Rajbagh and Milak Talab, alongwith a number of anicuts are part of the biosphere. Besides enhancing the scenic beauty of the Park, they are an important source of water for the inhabitants of the park. 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 lovely Jogi Mahal overlooking the pretty Padam Talab at the foot of the fort has a Forest Rest House. Other accommodation outside the fort also ensures a comfortable stay.
Ranthambhor’s royal past manifests itself in the well-preserved imposing fort, built in 994 A.D. atop a steep high creek 200 metres above sea level. Ruined pavilions, walls, chhatris and splendid monuments are interspersed within the majestic fort. An 8th century A.D. Ganesh temple on an open land attracts thousands of devotees and is the venue for an annual fair held on. Bhadrapad Sudi Chaturthi, fourth day of the bright half, in the month of Bhadra.