Ranthambore is a small city located in Sawai Madhopur district Rajasthan. It is also popular as a 'Tiger city'. This city is spread in the area of around 1300 Sq. Km. Enclosed by the Vindhyachal range on one side or Aravali range on the other, this wonderful place is a valuable jewel of Rajasthan. It is located very close to the Thar Desert. This place has a global popularity to its valuable Tiger reserves.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambhore National Park is another significant sightseeing attraction of Sawai Madhopur, situated at 11 km from the city, in the forest area. It is one of the largest and most famous national parks of northern India. This park is mainly under the task of preserving and breeding tigers to ensure a sure increase in their population. Besides tigers, this national park also houses many species of animals, birds, reptiles and flora. Its premises also include three lakes namely Padam Talab, Raj Bagh Talab and Malik Talab. Its most popular feature is its wildlife safari, along with valleys of Nal Ghanti, Bakula, Anantpur, Lahpur and Kachida.
Situated at the distance of 13km away from Sawai Mahopur station, this fort is another place of interest over here. Another name for this fort is known as "Ranath Bhawar Garh" and it is also referred to Rajput warriors.
The Jogi Mahal is situated in the forest area of Sawai Madhopur near Ranthambhore. This mahal was the hunting lodge of Maharaja of Jaipur but it was later turned into a hotel by the Rajasthan Government. This palace also provides clear view of the Padam Talab, known for its water lilies.
Khandar Fort in an ancient fort situated in the Khandar Tehsil of Sawai Madhopur at 40 km from the city. This fort forms the boundary of the Ranthambhore National Park. It lies on a vertical hill and has three main entrances. The king of this fort was famous for never having lost a battle.