ACTIVITIES

Jungle Safari (Park Visit)

Let the magic of dense pristine forests unfold the spell in an open Safari Bus (Canter) and 4x4 Gypsy in the core of the national park, with some of the most adroit drivers at the wheel accompanied with a knowledgeable naturalist. Follow the pugmarks and before you know it the king is right in front of you with all the magnificence and splendour. There's plenty in the store for you be it rich game like the Sambhar, herds of spotted deer munching in those vast grasslands, or wild boars trying to run away from your sight, peacocks dancing in frenzy or the bison trying to figure out what are you doing in their territory.

There is limited entry of safari vehicles in the National Park hence gate entry for jungle safari vehicles in core area has to be booked in advance. The jungle safari can be booked online at www.rajasthanwildlife.in

Park Visiting Timings



Month Morning Visit Evening Visit
Oct 1-Oct 31 6.30am-10.00am 2.30pm-6.00pm
Nov 1-Jan 31 7.00am-10.30am 2.00pm-5.30pm
Feb 1-Mar 31 6.30am-10.00am 2.30pm-6.00pm
Apr 1-May 15 6.00am- 9.30am 3.00pm-6.30pm
May 16-Jun 30 6.00am- 9.30am 3.30pm-7.00pm

July 1 -– Sep 30 Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve CLOSED

Bird Watching Trip

Ranthambore is popularly known as the Tiger reserve of the north-west, but one is surprised to find that Ranthambore is also a sustainable habitat for migratory birds that arrive during the winters, courtesy the large water bodies in the park and around area. Apart from the migratory birds the resident birds of Ranthambore are a sight to treasure. The reserve is home to over 300 species of birds. A keen birder can easily count net over 120 species in 3 days. Though the park is great for birding but the restrictions that are placed inside the Ranthambore National Park, may not appeal to the very serious birders. Bird watching tours are done by a jeep or canter safari inside the park. Some great Birding areas in Ranthambhore are.

 

Surwal Lake

Located 8km from hotel is a shallow seasonal lake, situated between acres of agricultural fields, which usually dries out by April/May is home to a large number of different kinds of migratory birds during the winter. Painted storks, flamingoes, spoonbills, sarus cranes, greylag geese amongst others can be seen in large numbers in between the months of November and March. During this season, the best time to see birds is very early in the morning and serious bird watchers should be at the lake before sunrise.

Mansarowar Lake

This water bodies located 15km from hotel attract thousand of migrating bird during winter and are specially exiting for bird watching some time in this area we can find some wild animals also, there is fisher men with the boats also we can hire those boats for boating in this lake. Rameshwaram : 50km from Sawai Madhopur lies at the confluence of the Chambal and Banas rivers and is home for large number of migratory birds, crocodiles, alligators, the endangered river dolphins and many other animal species. A group of ancient temples are also located at the ghat worth seeing. Since the ghat is beyond the Mansarovar Lake and Khandar fort one can visit both these places in the same trip.

Amli-Deh

Amli-Deh is approximately 25 km far from hotel. This place is home to different kinds of birds and animals. It is a very quiet and good spot for bird watching, the best place for Indian skimmers and River lapwings. During the drive to Amli-deh you can observe village life and Rajasthani culture. You can enjoy a camel ride in the desert as well as go boating on the Banas River.

Excursions To Ranthambhore

Ranthambhore Fort

The Fort is a massive enclave and quite high. Mughal Emperor Shah Alam gifted it to Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur in 1754 AD and since then it was maintained as the private hunting preserve. Much later, Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh were part of the Royal Hunting, who stayed here too. It’s a unique Rajput Fort. Archeological Department took it in 1964. It is 1578 ft from the sea level and 750ft from ground. Total area of the fort is about 7 miles. There is no drive way up to the fort, just the stairs. There are three big artificial lakes up in the Fort.

Ganesh Temple

The Ranthambore Ganesh Temple is very old temple and located at Ranthambore fort. It is very heart touch place for devotee and visitors. Ranthambore Ganesh Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, and around 12 kms from Sawai Madhopur.It is said that; in 1299 AD, there was a war between King Hammir and Alauddin Khilji. During the time of war they filled there godowns with foods and all the necessary things in Ranthambhore Fort, where King resides. Since the war lasted for several years, the stock in go downs were over. One night when King Hammir; who was a great devotee to God Ganesh, was sleeping, he dreamed that Lord Ganesh came to him and said that by tomorrow morning all the problems and lacking would be over. In the morning an idol of Lord Ganesh with three eyes (Trinetra), embossed from one of the fort’s wall. As a miracle the war was over and the godowns were full. In 1300 AD King Hammer built a temple of Lord Ganesh and placed Riddhi Siddhi, his wife and two sons Shub Labh along with the idol of Ganesh. His vehicle mushak (mouse) is also placed there.Ganesh Chaturthi holds a special place in Ranthambore and is celebrated to commemorate the origin of Lord Ganesh, who is said to have been born on this day. On this day, thousands of devotees visit the temple. There are songs and 'bhajans' praising Lord Ganesha.The Ganesha temple in the fort of Ranthambore is one of the most eminent Ganesha temples of Rajasthan.

Amareshwer Mahadeo Temple

Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple on the way to Ranthambhor National Park and approx 07 km from Railway station. This is oldest Shiva temple popularly known as Amareshwar Mahadeo It is located in the middle of high hills and is considered as a sacred temple. The Temple is one of the major religious attractions near the town of Sawai Madhopur with the beautiful green hills. Amareshwar Mahadeo is around 1200 years old temple as old as Ranthambhore Fort discovered past 300-400 years. To reach temple in early years was almost impossible because of dense forest all around. Till today one has to walk/drive for one km inside the forest area via Ranthambhore road. Later man made path was made. Shivarati is the day for Mela (fair) during day hours and Jagaran whole night. The temple is visited by a number of devotees who come here to pay their respects to the deity. Apart from its religious and historical significance, the temple has emerged as a major picnic spot for the residents of Sawai Madhopur with enchanting waterfall, nullah and beautiful groves in its vicinity during rainy season. There are different bath areas for men and women. The Temple attracts a number of tourists because of the surrounding natural beauty.

Chamatkar Jain Temple

The Shri Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Chamatkarji is situated in the historic city – Sawai Madhopur of Rajasthan,which is surrounded by beautiful hills of Arawali mountain Range. The temple is situated only at a distance of about 3 km from the Railway station. Chamatkar Temple is a superlative place for those who belong to Jain religion. One of the most well known pilgrimage site for Jains all love the world, the Chamatkar Temple is one of the most famous Jain Temples in the city. The word 'Chamatkar' means miracle. It has such a name as there are a number of miracles attached to the temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Adinath. The prime attraction of the temple is the number of Jain Tirthankaras idols (24 Guru of Jain). There is also a belief attached to the temple. It is believed that wishes made at this temple are always fulfilled.

Devpura

14 km from Sawai Madhopur Where black buck abound, is not far from Surwal villages. Interestingly, black buck are almost never seen inside the RANTHAMBHORE Tiger reserve due to their preference for open spaces to jungles along with this trip you can get closer meet with the villages cultural.