If you wish to relax next to the pool area having a cocktail in your hand, you definitely can. However, there are different kind of activities you might do as well. We offer a variety of choices from the historical walk in a World Heritage Site, birdwatching tours in nearby places, cultural village tours, or a relaxing boat ride in the gharial sanctuary.
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.
Trinetra means three eyes, the temple was named by this reason. Legend about the Deity.Legend has it that Parvati created Ganesh out of the sandalwood dough that she used for her bath and breathed life into him. Letting him stand guard at the door she went to have her bath. When her husband, Shiva returned, the child who had never seen him stopped him. Shiva severed the head of the child and entered his house. Parvati, learning that her son was dead, was distraught and asked Shiva to revive him. Shiva cut off the head of an elephant and fixed it on the body of Ganesh.
Ranthambore, due to its varied terrain and abundance of water bodies, has an excellent population of birds, resident and migrant. In total, a list of 272 species have been documented. Some of the best locations to watch birds are Malik Talao, the Ranthambore Fort, Rajbagh Talao, Padam Talao and in the Jhalra area. The most important birs in Ranthambore include's Graylag Goose, Woodpeckers, Indian Gray Hornbills, Common Kingfishers, Bee Eaters, Cuckoos, Parakeets, Asian Palm Swift, Owl, Nightjars, Pigeon, Dove, Crakes, Snipes, Sandpipers, Gulls, Terns, Great Crested Grebe, Eagles, Darters, Cormorants, Egrets, Herons, Bitterns, Flamingos, Ibis, Pelicans, Storks, Pittas, Shrikes, Treepies, Crows, Orioles, Cuckoo-Shrikes, Minivets, Drongos, Flycatchers, Ioras, Wood Shrikes, Pipits, Bayas, Sparrows, Finches, Wagtails, Munias, Bulbul, Mynas, Falcons etc.
It is hailed as one of India's finest wildlife destinations. Earlier the hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the park at Ranthambore was once the scene of royal hunting parties. Today, it is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The Park covers an area of nearly 400 sq. km. and is set between the Aravali and Vindhya ranges. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India.
At a distance of 3 km from Ranthambore National Park Entry Gate and 6 km from Sawai Madhopur, Amareshwar Mahadev Temple is a cave temple situated at Ranthambore in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is nestled amidst the high hills on the way to Ranthambore National Park from Sawai Madhopur. It is said that Amareshwar Mahadev is 1200 years old temple as old as Ranthambhore Fort. To reach temple in early years was almost impossible because of dense jungle all around. Till today one has to walk/drive for one km inside the jungle area via Ranthambhore road. During rainy season a waterfall is an added attraction. Large numbers of pilgrims visit during Shivratri festival.
At a distance of 3.5 km from Ranthambore National Park and 6.5 km from Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, the Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History is a museum situated at Ramsinghpura village of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. It is the fourth Regional Museum of Natural History in India after Mysore, Bhopal and Bhubaneswar.
The honourable Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari laid the foundation of Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History in December 2007 and was inaugurated in 2014. The museum was undertaken by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. Spread in 7.2 acres of land, the museum is tastefully designed and aims at creating awareness of diverse life on earth.
At a distance of 500 m from Ranthambore Fort, and 5 km from Ranthambore National Park Entry Gate, the Padam Talao is a large and beautiful lake situated inside Ranthambore National Park. It gets its name from the lotus flowers that bloom in the lake.
The Padam Talao is a favorite watering hole of the animals of Ranthambore. Tigers, Leopards, Deer, Monkeys and Peacocks can be seen drinking at the lakes edge during the early morning and late evening. Machans or huts on observation posts near the Padam Talao are an excellent platform from where visitors can see the animals in their natural habitat. Genghis, one of the legendary tigers of Ranthambore was famous for hunting deer that came to the lakeside to drink.
National Chambal Gharial Sanctuary is located at Palighat Village of Sawai Madhopur, which is adjacent to the banks of the Chambal River. One of India's most beautiful rivers, "Chambal" is approximately 45 kilometers away from Ranthambore and about an hour's journey. It was famous for the dacoits in the 1970s. To protect the rare crocodile species of Chambal River in Rajasthan, on December 7, 1979, the government has gazetted in the form of National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary. These rare crocodile species are known as Gharial, which are less than the number of tigers in the forest.