Ranthambore

Ranthambore National Park is one of the most renowned national park in Northern India, located in the Sawai Madhopur district of south eastern Rajasthan.

Once a famous hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is a major wildlife tourist attraction where one goes in search of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger.  Combining the big cats’ bravado with the park’s proximity to the Delhi-Agra-Jaipur “Golden Triangle”, and you’ll understand why Ranthambore attracts the number of visitors it does.

Ranthambore is one of the last remaining swathes of wilderness in Rajasthan, comprising 1334 sq km of jungle scrub hemmed in by rocky ridges.  At its centre is the grand 10th-century Ranthambhore Fort, now a World UNESCO Heritage Site.  Scattered around the fort are ancient temples and mosques, hunting pavilions, crocodile-filled lakes and vine-covered chhatris (burial tombs).

There is a wealth of wildlife to see from the large cats such as tigers, jungle cats desert cats and leopards to the abundance of deer, wild boar, Nilgai, Hyenas, jackals, monkeys and sloth bear.  Ranthambore is also home to a magical array of exotic birdlife.

Weather wise, the best time to visit the park is from October to March, although you’re more likely to see tigers in April and May if you can take the heat (temperatures can soar to 40C+). November, December and January can bring cold mornings and evenings, with crisp, sunny days. The monsoon season lasts from July to the end of September when park is generally closed for tourists.

There are many tented camps to choose from for your stay from the elegant Sherbagh sujan tented camp, to the luxurious Aman-i-kas or the opulent Oberoi Vanyavilas.  For every wild life tour booked to Ranthambore National Park, a contribution of £20.00 per person will be sent to the TOFTigers campaign helping to ensure a more responsible and sustainable approach to wildlife tourism.

Ruins of Ranthambore Fort

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Hotels in Ranthambore

When it comes to accommodation you will be spoilt for choice. The exuberant luxury of the regal Oberoi Vanyavilas offers every comfort with roll top baths, embroided tents and wooden floors. While Aman-I-Khas a Mughal-style tented camp, overlooks rugged landscape that is home to abundant wildlife. Positioned to ensure utmost privacy, the Tents offer soaring living spaces decorated with classic furnishings.

Or step back in time with the stylish Sujan, Sher Bagh’s authentic tented jungle camp (or glamping as we would call it).

For someone seeking rustic windernesss – Khem Villas is an ecological oasis teeming with bird and animal life.

The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan

Bedroom at The Oberoi Vanyavilas
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