21 Places to visit in Ranthambore

Ranthambore National Park, Things to do in Ranthambore

Ranthambore is a town of historical significance which was founded by chieftain Ran Mal Jat in Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan. To the modern day Ranthambore is more famous among tourist for the flora and fauna that one can witness and be a part of. The great safaris, walking tours, bird watching and so on. It is a perfect place for a weekend getaway is one is looking for some thrill and want to explore the wildlife of the region.

How to reach Ranthambore?

By Air – The nearest airport to Ranthambore is Sanganer Airport in Jaipur which is located at a distance of 180km which has regular connecting flights from all major cities.

By Train – The nearest railway station is Sawai Madhopur Railway Station which is located at a distance of about 10m. Tourists can avail a bus or book a cab to reach the city centre.

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By Road – Ranthambore is well connected with most major cities via roadways. There are regular government and private bus services that ply from major cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmadabad, and Ajmer and so on.

Places to visit

Historical Monuments and Places

1) Ranthambore Fort –

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The Ranthambore Fort is surely one of the best places to visit in Ranthambore. The Ranthambore Fort screams of the triumph of the Chauhan dynasty as it was the resting place for the kings of the past after their hunting time. Declared a heritage site, the fort has now been an attraction to invite tons of tourists to Ranthambore.

Location – Ranthambore, Rajasthan

Religious places

2) Trinetra Ganesh Temple 

The Ganesh temple is situated inside the Ranthambore fort and the temple can be reached only after a short hike there. Once you reach, you will see that it’s the temple where Lord Ganesh lives with his family, and the locals of the area rigidly believe that it is this temple that brings happiness to the houses outside the temple.

Location – Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Natural structure and sightseeing

3)Padam Talao –

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It is the largest lake in Ranthambore and according to the city tour guide the lake gets its name of Padam Talao due to the numerous lilies that one can find in the lake. At the edge of the lake there is also the Jogi Mahal which gives it yet another reason to be popular among tourists. Tourists can also see migratory birds that flock to this area which also make for a great sight and give yet another reason to be popular tourist sight. Thus due to all these factors, Best Ranthambore trips have to have a visit to this place only then is your weekend getaway trip a success

Location – Ranthambore, Rajasthan

4) Raj Bagh Talao –

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This is among one of the three talaosor lakes in Ranthambore is not the biggest but is surely not the smallest. The lush greenery the clear sky and the many yet again the many migratory birds make this area so great place for tourists. However, this area is most famous for the sambhar deer that lives in the vicinity and tourist can spot one during the early hours of the morning. Thus is a great place for wildlife photographers and wildlife observers.

Location – Ranthambore, Rajasthan

5) Malik Talao –

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This is one of the smallest lakes in the region of Ranthambore but it still makes a very popular tourist sight. It is due to the lush greenery that surrounds the lake as well the large numbers of migratory birds that flock to the vicinity of the lake make it so popular. There are also marsh crocodiles that thrive in the water so one can witness much regional wildlife here. Best Ranthambore packages have this place in their list of places to visit.

Location – Ranthambore, Rajasthan

6) Rajiv Gandhi regional Museum –

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The museum has exhibits of the regional flora and fauna which give it the purpose of spreading awareness amongst tourists and locals about the region. This is surely one of the most important tourists spots in Ranthambore as it India’s fourth regional museum. Thus among the many things to do at Ranthambore a visit to this museum is recommended to enrich and enlighten your mind.

Location – Ramsinghpura, Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore, Rajasthan

7) Kchida Valley –

Ranthambore is all about wildlife and safaris. Thus this is one of the best known places in Ranthambore for being a picturesque valley. Filled with lush greenery and small hills, the valley also has wildlife such as panthers which is like the star here as tourists take safari rides to spot one in the death of the jungle. So according to the city tour guide this is one of the best places for all the thrill seekers and adventure enthusiasts as this will be a completely exciting experience.

Location – Ranthambore Park, Rajasthan

8) Ranthambore School of Art –

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Essentially established to accelerate the tiger conservation program the school was mainly known for its tiger painting. However, in the recent past the school has gained popularity as a great place to explore one’s inner artist to exhibit some of the best wildlife painting. This is surely of the best yet varied places to visit to make it the best Ranthambore trip.

Location – Ranthambore, Rajasthan

9) Lakarda and Anantpura –

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Lakarda and Anantpura located North and North West of Ranthambore are beautiful cities to get a glimpse of some interesting wildlife. These two cities are yet another prime location for the thrill seekers and adventure enthusiasts. The famous animal here is the Indian Striped Hyenas which are cunning and ferocious and surely not the friendliest creatures.

Tourists can also spot sloth bears inhabiting or hibernating in these areas depending on their time of visit due to the perfect climatic condition.

Location – Ranthambore, Rajasthan

10) Dastkar Ranthambore –

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This is more like the bazaar place in Ranthambore where tourist can find hand stitched bags and other articles which are regional art. Mostly the women of this region make these handicrafts; the endeavour of empowering the women was stated in 1989 as a self-help endeavour to help the women make their own money. Tourists can buy these bags to date which are perfect as souvenirs for friends and family or even for themselves.

Location – Ranthambore, Rajasthan

11) Surwal Lake –

The Surwal Lake in Ranthambore is yet another beautiful spot in this vast national park. The lake is almost untouched thus the wildlife in the area is thriving well. It is a paradise for the wildlife observes and wildlife photographers as numerous birds and other animals gather at the bank of the lake to drink water and thus one can witness that wildlife from a distance.

Location – Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore National Park, India

12) Wild Dragon –

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After all the wildlife and being touch with nature. Wild Dragon is an amusement park with decent number of rides that provide the tourists some entertainment and fun time. The horror house, ATV ride and zorp ball being their most popular rides. One of the most fun things to do would be to visit this park during your weekend getaway trip to Ranthambore.

Location – Ranthambhore Road, Ranthambore National Park, India

Activities in Ranthambore

13) Jeep Safari –

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Ranthambore is one of the most popular national parks in India which is known for its varied Wildlife. Thus to witness the many form of wildlife Jeep Safari is the best option. Slots for jeep safari can be booked before which can be during the morning or evening hours. However, not more than 16 jeeps are allowed per day to enter the park, thus it is recommended to book your slots prior to your visit to avoid the queue. Best Ranthambore packages will definitely have the jeep safari in their itinerary.

Location – Ranthambore National Park, India

Price – INR 2000

Duration – 3 hours

14) Bird watching –

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Ranthambore has 4 important lakes which act as an essential spot for many migratory birds. Thus tourist can observe more than hundreds of varieties of birds during the migratory season which is spectacular sight.

Location – Ranthambore National Park, India

15) Resort Stay in Ranthambore –

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city life these resorts are built deep into the jungle which bring the feel of primitive living. During the night visitors can hear the cries of various animals and witness the eeriness of the jungle. This is both an exciting as well as thrilling experience which is what makes it so special.

Location – Ranthambore National Park, India

Price – INR 5000 per day

16) Experience the wildlife in King Style –

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Ranthambore is known for its wildlife parks and the rich wildlife. Foreigners and national tourist flock to witness the flora and fauna of the region. Tourists can opt for packages that will give them the total experience of the wildlife as well the experience of lavish living. Thus it is an experience of both the worlds.

Location – Ranthambore National Park, India

Price – INR 7500

17) Hiking –

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Ranthambore has many small hills and cliffs which make it a budding ground for amateur hikers and trekkers to enjoy the thrill but without the dangerous of real dangerous trekking trails.

Location – Ranthambore National Park, India

18) Delving into history and heritage –

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Ranthambore is also the place that has numerous forts which have been built long before even the colonization of India, during the time when Kings rules the country. There are many dilapidated forts and palaces that make up for excellent historical expedition areas. Among the many things to do here, this might be one of the most intense and knowledgeable.

Location – Ranthambore National Park, India

19) Wildlife Viewing –

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Ranthambore is the ideal place for nature lovers, more promisingly wildlife lovers. Thus among the many wildlife that Ranthambore has helped thrive throughout these years some are Tigers, Jungle cat, Fishing cat, Caracal and predators such as Sloth Bear, Jackal, Striped Hyena, Desert fox, crocodile, antelopes and Indian Gazelle. According to the city tour guide there are more than 250 species of birds both native and migratory namely Cormorant, Crane, Painted Spurfowl, Sandpiper and many more. Thus weekend getaway at Ranthambore is not just a fun trip for also an enriching experience for the mind and the soul

Location – Ranthambore National Park, India

20) Lavish Living at Ranthambore –

Tourists can many experiences with nature and wildlife at Ranthambore. However, Ranthambore is also famous for its numerous resorts which are a great experience in themselves. For the people who want to spend some extra buck, living like a royal and going on a safari and enjoying great food and drinks while being in the midst of the jungle might be quite intriguing, thus just staying at these lavish resorts can make it the best Ranthambore trip.

Location – Ranthambore National Park, India

Price – INR 40,000 (approx)

21) Hot Air Balloon Ride –

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It is surely one of the most adventurous and thrilling activities one can indulge into. Hot Air Balloon ride at Ranthambore is quite popular among tourists as tourists can now witness the world beneath them that has all forms of wildlife, green pastures and hills from the birds eye. This is one thing to do that will surely make your trip the best Ranthambore trip.

Location – Ranthambore National Park, India

Price – INR 12,000 (approx)