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Once the private hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the gorgeous Ranthambore National Park is a proud member of the Project Tiger programme. A stone’s throw from the gateway town of Sawai Madhopur, this park has much more than the majestic tiger to spot.

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Ranthambores Lakes
Ranthambore is a paradise for bird-watchers, and hosts more than two hundred and fifty migratory and resident species like the king vulture, crested serpent eagle and rufous treepie. The three lakes here, including Padam Talao, Milak Talao and Raj Talao, are the best places at which to spot these beauties.
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Ranthambore Fort
Open :6:00 AM-6:00 PM
Perched atop a hill, the enthralling ruins of the once-impregnable 10th-century Ranthambore Fort appear to grow out of a rock. Walk through the enormous gateways across the expansive battlements and and gaze at the peerless views of the national park from Badal Mahal within the fort’s boundaries.
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Dining Hall
Open :0800 Am-2300 Hours
From casual, all-day eateries to formal, guests can look forward to a wide selection of delectable dishes and refreshing drinks, we offer a distinctive dining experience, one that explores the nuances of the finest Indian and International cuisines, serving traditional and contemporary favorites.
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Shop For A Cause
Open :7:00 AM-6:00 PM
The Ranthambhore School of Art sells marvellously created wildlife watercolours and paintings by skilled local artists that make for memorable souvenirs. A part of the proceeds go towards the conservation of the national park and its denizens.
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Ranthambore-national-park
Open :6:00 AM-7:00 PM
The rocky Aravallis and gently-sloping Vindhyas meet at the thick, rugged jungle scrub and stony ridges of Ranthambore National Park. This picturesque forest is packed with hunting pavilions, timeworn chattris and forgotten temples and crocodile-filled lakes, watched over by the Ranthambhore Fort.
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Have A Four Wheeled Adventure
Head into Ranthambhore National Park on an exciting early morning or afternoon jeep safari. Look for shy sloth bears, curious sambar deer poking their heads out of freshwater bodies, herds of large-eyed chital, leopards sneaking about the ramparts of Ranthambhore Fort and with some luck, maybe even the majestic tigers.
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Walk Into The Wild
Follow the well-trodden nature trail along the fringes of Ranthambore’s verdant forest for a fresh perspective. The journey though the quiet Shiv Mandir and under stands of the flame of the forest trees, which turn a vivid red in the summer the sight is spectacular. In your quest for smaller wildlife you might even meet a nilgai!
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Make A Spiritual Connection
Open :9:00 AM-8:00 PM
Attain blessings at one of the five daily aartis held at the Trinetra Ganesh Temple in Ranthambore Fort, considered to be the holiest and oldest-known Ganesh temple in Rajasthan. The sanctum houses an idol of the three-eyed avatar of Lord Ganesha, accompanied by his parents, Shiva and Parvati.
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Bring Home Local Crafts
Open :10:00 AM-8:00 PM
The Dastkar Craft Centre is an artisanal workshop that empowers rural women selling attractive, hand-embroidered and block-printed textiles and handicrafts. Their masterpieces range from lovely saris, scarves, bags and bedspreads which make marvellous souvenirs to keep or gift.
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The Trinetra Ganesha Temple
Open :6:00 AM-7:00 PM
<p>According to the history behind this temple, it is said that in 1299 AD, a war took place between King Hammeer and Alauddin Khilji at the Ranthambore fortification. During the war time, they filled there godowns with foods and other necessary things in Ranthambhore Fort, where the King dwells. As the war lasted for many years, the stored things in godowns were getting over. King Hammer was a great devotee to God Ganesh. One night when he was sleeping, Lord Ganesh came in his dream and said that all the lacking and problems would be over by tomorrow morning. Next day morning, an idol of Lord Ganesh with three eyes (Trinetra) stamped from one of the walls of the fort. Also, a miracle took place and the war got over while the godowns got filled again. In 1300 AD, King Hammer built a temple of Lord Ganesh. He placed the idol of Lord Ganesh, Riddhi Siddhi (his wife) and two sons (Shub Labh) along with the idol of mushak (mouse, his vehicle).</p>
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Dastkar
Open :6:00 AM-7:00 PM
<p>The Ranthambhore National Park-one of the finest natural tiger habitats in the world. However, the creation of this sanctuary came at the price of displacing several villages that were in this region. Not only did the people now need guidance on how to resettle, they also needed an alternate way of surviving as now they had lost all their farm lands and other means of livelihood.    </p> <p>In Spring of 1989, the Ranthambhore Foundation invited Dastkar to set up an organisation that would utilise the unique talents of the displaced villagers, especially women, and thus generate income for this region.</p> <p> What started out in a tiny room in the Sherpur village, has now become a 1 crore organization that has provided new means of livelihoods to these villages. With Dastkar, traditional craftsmanship is being adapted to changing trends in order to ensure their continuing existence and sustainability. Moreover, several people have gained financial independence which has enabled them to live better and more prosperous lives than they had ever imagined.      </p> <p>Though we started out with the visions of providing economic opportunities to the artisans in the area by collaborating with them and producing works of art, we have now got additional goals and missions that drive us in everything we do.</p>
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