Attractions

There are various historical places near the accommodation. These spots include forts and a famous park. The main attraction of the Ranthambhore National Park is the Royal Bengal Tigers.

There are 44 tigers here in this reserve forest. This graceful creature is the National animal of the country. It is definitely an exciting experience for any tourist to see an adult male tiger face top face! Apart from tigers this park is also a safe haven fro different species of birds and other mammals. You can enjoy safaris here.

This spot is only 6 kilometers from the Location of Ankur Resort in Ranthambhore. Visitors will also love a trip of the Ranthambhore Fort. It is one of the famous forts in the country.

This fort used to protect the city that was one of the major creations of King Vagabhatta who succeeded King Govinda. In the year 1754 Mughal Emperor Shah Alam gifted the fort to Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I. This fort too is not too far from the Location of Ankur Resort in Ranthambhore. Inside the fort travelers will come across a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This temple experiences a heavy foot fall during Ganesh Chaturthi.

It is considered as the birth date of this Hindu God and is therefore an auspicious day for the devotees.

The occasion generally takes place in the month of August-September each year.

Ranthambhore National Park

The Ranthambore National Park, at the junction of the Aravallis and the Vindhyas, is a unique juxtaposition of natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in a vast arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan, barely 14 km. from the town of Sawai Madhopur. It is spread over a highly undulating topography, varying from gentle to steep slopes, from flat-topped hills (Indala, Doodh-Bhat and Chiroli) of the Vindhyas to the conical hillocks and sharp ridges of the Aravallis, from wide and flat valleys (Lahpur, Nalghati, Khachida, Anantpur etc.) to narrow rocky gorges. An important geological feature, the "Great Boundary fault" where the Vindhyas were brought against the ancient Aravallis, passes from here.

Ranthmbhore Fort

(12 kms. from the Resort) Perhaps the only one fort, which is not visible from a long distance. 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. Itís 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.

The Ganesh Temple

Located almost centrally in the sprawling fort, the Ganesh temple is still thronged by countless devotees, particularly during the Ganesh Chaturthi fair. An interesting aspect is the arrival of Lord Ganesha's mail from his devotees, which is a daily feature and requires the services of a postman who brings up sacks full of it to the temple.

Amareshwar Mahadev Temple

Nestled amongst the sylvan surroundings of the hills around Ranthambhor Park is the Amareshwar Mahadev Temple . A waterfall and the verdant grove also make the trip to the temple ideal for a picnic.

Sawai Madhopur Towns

Famous for folk arts.

Bhairon Temple

The Bhairon Temple is located atop the hill close to the main entry point of Sawai Madhopur.

Jain Temple

At a distance of 3 km from Sawai Madhopur railway station is the Chamatkar Temple dedicated to the Join Tirthankar, Rishabh Deo.

Devpura

14 km from Sawai Madhopur Where black buck abound, is not far from Surwal villages. Interestingly, black buck are almost never seen inside the RANTHAMBHORE Tiger reserve due to their preference for open spaces to jungles along with this trip you can get closer meet with the villages cultural.

Rameshwarghat

Situated about 60 km from Sawai Madhopur, at the confluence of the Banas and Chambal rivers, is Rameshwaram,the site of a stately Shiva Temple . The festivities on Shivratri are colourful.

Gilai Sagar and Mansarovar

GILAI SAGAR and MANSAROVAR are two major water bodies outside the reserve that attract thousands of migratory birds during the winter. Ideal for bird watchers.

Fort of Khandar

The fort of KHANDAR is on the far side of the reserve and well worth a visit.These forts command stunning views of the area. It is also intersting to visit the resettled complexes of Kailashpuri and Gopalpura if you are interested in the story of how communties left the park to give way to the tigers thereby allowing them to flourish.