Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore) The Gateway To Tiger Reserve

The next destination in Palace on Wheels is Sawai Madhopur. This place’s main and interesting attraction is located in Ranthambore. It is the Ranthambore National Park which used to be a tiger reserve. It is located between Bharatpur and Kota.

About Ranthambore National Park

Palace on Wheels train offer safari in Ranthambore National Park. This park is located in the desert. It is surrounded by two main hill ranges, Vindhya and Aavali. Not just tigers, this park is also famous for many exotic animals. This park covers 392 km square area and the top animals to spot are Sambhar, wild boar, leopard, cheetal, jackal, sloth bear, hyena and many others. Since it is a combination of plains, hills and desert, you can find numerous species of flora and fauna.
This semi-desert and desert area were used for hunting by the kings. It used to be a game sanctuary in 1955. In 1980s, this area became a reserved park and was listed under Project Tiger. Kaila Devi Sanctuary is also a part of Ranthambore reserve and is an important tiger reserve. Another such sanctuary is Man Singh sanctuary.

What to enjoy in Ranthambore ?

This park covers the main area of this city. This place has witnessed many rulers, cultures and has a rich history. Top attractions to enjoy in this park are elephant safari, jeep safari, cultural performances of Meena tribes, night camping inside the park and many others. It is the most delightful excursion of Palace on Wheels that attracts people of varying age group. This place is also famous for photography. Numerous natural and animal photographers visit this park every year for taking award winning pictures. A safari in this park does not guarantee spotting of tiger or any specific animals. You should choose the right season to find a lot of animals.