Without the Tiger, Ranthambore wouldn’t be this wild and adventurous.
The single most anticipating reason for most travelers to visit Ranthambore is to see the Tiger. Apart from being the habitat of a large number of Bengal Tigers, Ranthambore National Park is known for its various interesting tiger’s name and their dominating stories.
For many, spotting a Tiger at National Park turn out to be a lifetime experience. The roaring Bengal Tiger, with a yellow coat and dark brown or black stripes, moves honorably in the National Park. The sight of him walking just ahead of your gypsy, as you follow him is as thrilling as it can get. You wouldn’t be able to take your eyes (or camera) off him.
But tiger isn’t the only thing that’s going to amaze you at Ranthambore. The gigantic Ranthambore Fort and its history is simply admirable. The breathtaking resorts and hotels at Ranthambore are perfect to stay if you’re thinking for a luxury gateway. Rajeev Gandhi Museum of Natural History, Sawai Madhopur which opened for visitors in 2014 is something wildlife enthusiasts can’t afford to miss.
In this blog, we are going to tell you about all the thing you should be doing in Sawai Madhopur while visiting Ranthambore National Park.
Sawai Madhopur Railway Station
As you get down at the Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, you see the station’s walls being remarkably painted with the flaura and fauna found at the Ranthambore reserve – darters, tree-pies, hyenas, bears, leopards, and, of course, everyone’s favorite – The Tiger. This awe-inspiring work has been carried out by the artists from Ranthambore School of Arts with the support from WWF and Indian Railways.
Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History
The museum is a 3 storey building, though as of now the museum is being opened with just the ground floor. There are 3 galleries present on this floor, 1st gallery is on “Biodiversity of Rajasthan”, 2nd one – “Biodiversity of Western Ghats” and the 3rd one presents visitors with the “Flora and Fauna at Ranthambore reserve”. The Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History is also a non-formal center for creating public awareness on nature and wildlife conservation through the mediums like exhibitions and educational activities.
Ranthambore School of Arts
Sometimes, small organization are able to make huge impact by rigorous effort. Ranthambore School of Arts is one such organisation. Self -funded, grown out of Ranthambore Foundation which is a much larger organisation, Ranthambore School of Arts has managed to do so much in the field of Wildlife conservation and preserving heritage of Ranthambore, especially Tiger, since its inception.
Everyone saw their awe-inspiring art-work that completely changed the look and feel of Sawai Madhopur Railway Station.
The organisation is also helping the artists to earn a living by selling their paintings. We talked to one of the artists at Ranthambore School of Arts who was indulged into another tiger painting. We got to know that like many other artists, he also learned to paint after coming to this place. And now one can say by looking at his paintings that he has marvelled the art.
Every fort has got stories. Ranthambore Fort too has many of them, and surprisingly history continues to fascinate us. This fort is popular for the glory and valor of Hammir dev of Chauhan dynasty. Taking a guide is always helpful to know the history of forts and palaces better. We hired a guide for the whole tour of fort which cost us Rs. 250. We recommend the same to others.
Ranthambore National Park
“First 20 minutes in the park, and we had spotted Nilgai, Sambar deer, chital, but sight of Tiger was something everyone in the canter was eagerly awaiting for. It is not so easy to spot a tiger on a regular day at the park. There were regular instances of people who were not able to see the tiger even after their multiple visits, which is scary as it might happen to you as well. And just when we began to lose hope, the guide spotted Tiger’s claw prints on the dusty road. They were fresh. A moment of relief for everyone. Now it is just a matter of time, as the guard explained later that if we could find the claw prints, then we bet on them to lead us to the Tiger. And they did. This is when ‘Chasing the Tiger’ part comes to an end. And everything seems worth as you see him for the first time….”
For Bookings – First, you would need to visit Booking Centre, one hour prior to the opening time of booking window to stand in a queue to get tickets. The timings, modes, and fares are captured in a image.
Note: 1. Carry your ID’s with you as you might need them while booking tickets.
Note 2. Do not travel to Ranthambore in monsoon season as Park remains closed for visitors from July to September.
Have you been to Ranthambore National Park ? Share your experience of seeing the Tiger at National Park with us by writing to us at [email protected] If you haven’t been there, don’t you think it’s time when you should.
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