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.
The park is toured by a jeep or a lorry. The reservation of these can be
done at the Project Tiger Office at Sawai Madhopur. The tour is accompanied
by a guide. In the park, one must stick to the allocated route. Entry is
relatively expensive, with fees for entrance, vehicle hired, guide and
camera being charged separately.
Accomodation in Ranthambore