Ranthambhore Royal Past !!!
Ranthambore is one of the best spotting tiger park ever build in India, nestling in the Sawai Madhopur district of south east Rajasthan, it nearly takes one an half hour drive from Jaipur to reach Ranthambore. Its a midway between Bharatpur and Kota. The lush green belts of Ranthambore were once the hunting ground of Maharajahs of Jaipur. The Chambal river in the South and the Banas in the North bound Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. In the 19th century Ranthambhore became a prison fortress, where the prisoners were executed by hurling them down the fort walls after stuffing them with opium. Before Independence, the park was the preserve of Jaipur’s maharajah, who mounted elaborate big game shoots (shikars) here. The Queen and Prince Philip were the special guests of Maharajah Man Singh in 1960. They stayed in the luxuriously appointed shooting lodge Castle Jhoomar Baori, and the Duke of Edinburgh proved himself as a hunter, bagging a large tiger.
Getting There !!!
Airways : The Jaipur’s “Sanganer airport” is the nearest one to Ranthambhore National Park, lying nearly 145 km away. Airlines are well connected to cities like Kota, Aurangabad, Udaipur,Ahmadabad and Mumbai. It hardly takes one and half hours drive to reach Ranthambhore.
Railways : Sawai Madhopur Railway Station is the nearest one, lying at a distance of 11km, which lies on the Delhi to Mumbai broad gauge railway line. Sawai Madhopur tracks are well connected to cities like Agra, Kota and Jaipur
Roadways : A good network of buses connect Sawai Madhopur, it is the nearest town from Ranthambore National Park, which connects all the major cities within the state of Rajasthan and India. There are several buses from Jaipur to Ranthambore, nearly takes four and half hours to reach. Some important road distances are Kota is 158 km, Agra is 277 km, Delhi is 480 km (via Dausa) and Jaipur is 180 km (via Tonk), Bombay is 1077 km
Local Transport : The most convenient mode of transportation inside Sawai Madhopur district are bicycles, cycle rickshaws, city buses, auto rickshaws, which are easily available outside the main entrance to the train station.