One of the Best Resorts in Ranthambore
Located 18 km away from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, White Mushroom Jungle Cave Resort offers air-conditioned tents that lets you experience an unforgettable stay at one of the best and elegant resorts in Ranthambore. The contemporary interiors and furniture are made from hardwoods, remind of the Royal era of Rajasthan add more beauty to the Tents.
Tents feature a large king size bed with attached bathroom and wooden furnishings. Every tent has 24-hour room service, the private sitting area outside each tent, doctor on call, running hot and cold water, Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, Travel desk, Cable TV, Laundry facility, Camel safari, Jeep safari, Currency exchange, Telephone, Nature walk and Multi-cuisine restaurant and Swimming pool among others.
White Mushroom Jungle Cave Resort is 13 km from Sawai Madhopur’s railway station and bus stand. Sanganer Airport in Jaipur City is 150 km away.
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- The place to Enjoy with Nature
With its 392 square kilometers area, Ranthambore is not one of the largest national parks in India, but one of the most emblematic. It was protected in 1973 when it was included in the Tigre Project and later declared as a national park in 1980. It had previously served as a hunting reserve for local maharajas. In those years the hunting of the tiger was a frequent activity among the local elites, as attested by numerous images and testimonies on the Internet.
The Ranthambore National Park is located in the SawaiMadhopur district, about 130 kilometers from Jaipur, within Rajasthan. Inside there are several Hindu temples, such as Kaila Devi or Mansingh. Above them stands the impressive fort of Ranthambore that gives its name to the national park.
A wall to protect the Tigers of Ranthambore National Park
One of the first things that will surprise you as soon as you reach Ranthambore is the arid landscape of its surroundings. Taking the road by road from nearby Jaipur it is not uncommon to find camel caravans or groups of shepherds with their herds of goats. The vegetation is sparse and the climate is dry and arid.
It is hard to think that a few kilometers away, between the hills, there is an oasis of life in which the wild fauna is at ease. And it is literally like that. The national park is completely surrounded by a two-meter-high stone wall. Outside of it, the stalls, houses, and livestock of a population that grows at a net rate of more than 40 million people every year are crowded. Above the wall, you can see the majestic treetops, the sounds of the jungle, the kingdom of the Tiger.
Tiger Sighting in Ranthambore
The landscape of Ranthambore is absolutely spectacular and it improves as you enter the thicket. You follow the tortuous channel of a river encased between cuttings. The rocks and leafy vegetation evoked the tales of Kipling. You will feel that Baloo, Sher Khan and Mowgli himself will appear at any moment.
However, you will be passed by in front of Sambars, Peacocks, Crocodiles of the marshes … Just a brief pause not to run over a beautiful Mongoose. Once you enter the soft hills covered with vegetation, an area known as the forest of Nal Ghati-Kamaldhar, you will see several Tigers.
The Tigers will appear suddenly and it will be hard for you to assimilate what is in front of you. One of the last Tigers of Bengal, in the wild, less than four meters away, looking into your eyes.
Other mammals in Ranthambore National Park
With the thirst for Tiger and completely sated, you will see other species that inhabit this wonderful national park. The most abundant species, as in other national parks in India, are still ungulates. The herd of Chital Deer (Axis) and the Sambar Deer are the most common. You will also be able to see the Nilgai, which looks much more robust and larger than the previous ones. In Ranthambore also live the Chinkara and the Black Antelope. Other very abundant and simple mammals to see in the park are the Monkeys’ Langurs, the Squirrels, and the Indian Hare.
Other animals in Ranthambore National Park
Among the birds, there are almost 300 species. There are so many that we cannot name. More than 50 species. We highlight the Peacock because it is well known, abundant and the easiest to see. The Indian Pita for its color, and the Gray Ocyceros Birostris for its imposing beak, Parrots, Bee-Eaters, Kingfishers, Raptors and it is also possible to see several species of Cobra and the famous Python of India.
Safari Rides in Ranthambore National Park
To visit the park, it is obligatory to do it through the official vehicles, with local guide and driver. There are two types, in a Maruti Gypsy 6-seater off-road or in the 20-seater Canter trucks, both convertibles. The visit consists of four off-road safaris.
two safaris are carried out in a day, one early morning (from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) and another in the afternoon (from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.). The park is zoned in 10 areas of which the former are usually more likely to see tigers. Only 20% of the total national park can be visited, the rest is totally closed for visitors.
The dangers that surround the Tigers of Ranthambore National Park
The world population of tigers barely exceeds 4,000 specimens in the world, half of them in India. Of these, about 60 live in the national park of Ranthambore, one of the pioneers in forming the Tiger Project.
In early 2000, poaching reduced the park’s population of tigers to just under 20. Since then, the conservation efforts of the Indian authorities seem to have had an effect, reaching almost 60 current specimens.
Attacks on human beings are punctual but they continue to be a reality. However, most problems appear when tigers prey on domestic livestock. Even today, conflicts with the local population have been greatly reduced and the tiger is generally spoken with respect and admiration.
The reintroduction of Tigers in Ranthambore National Park
The situation has improved to the point that Ranthambore is reaching the maximum capacity of tigers that can accommodate. For this reason, some specimens that come out of the reserve are captured and used in relocation programs. Their destination is usually nearby national parks such as Panna or Sariska. They are natural spaces with great possibilities to house tigers, but in which the populations of this animal were recently exterminated by poaching. Behind this tragedy is the absurd demand for traditional Chinese medicine. In the black market, bones and tiger skin are sold as remedies with supposed magical attributions. Needless to say, there is no study or scientific principle that endorses these magical powers. It is incredible that a myth is the cause of the disappearance of one of the most beautiful animals in the world in the 21st century.
The anonymous Heroes of Ranthambore National Park
From our personal experience, we want to highlight the work of the national park guards. Unlike other national park guards, for example, Africans, the Ranthambore park nursery does not carry rifles or go off-road. They hardly have the means to carry out their work. Instead, it is common to see them guard the roads climbed on bicycles and armed with a long ax or a stick. Maybe tigers are not the greatest danger they have to face. It is not difficult to imagine the result of a meeting with poachers if the weapons to confront them are described. You will also find the effect that nature tourism is having on the local population especially important. In general, the perception of the people with whom you will talk about the park and its tigers will be quite good.
The best time to visit Ranthambore National Park
The best time to visit the Ranthambore National Park is from 1st October to 30th June. The park remains closed from 1st July to 30th September, due to the rainy season.
Ranthambore National Park Safari Times and Duration
In the month of October, the National Park is open to Safaris during the morning hours from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and in afternoon hours from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. From November to January, the National Park is open to Safaris during the morning hours from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and in afternoon hours from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. From February to March, the National Park is accessible to Safaris, in the morning hours from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and in the afternoon from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. From April 1 to May 15, the National Park is accessible to Safaris, in the morning from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and in the afternoon from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. From May 15 to June 30 the National Park is open to Safaris, during the morning hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and in the afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Booking your Ranthambore National Park Safari
Make your first safari experience in Ranthambore the way exactly you are expecting. Ranthambore National Park Safari needs to be booked prior to your visit to avoid any last minute availability issues. WhiteMushroom can arrange safari visit for you. To book your safari call us on 782-782-4444.
A visit to Ranthambore Fort in Sawai Madhopur
The Ranthambore Fort occupies the leading position in the center of the national park. This fortress, built in the 10th century by the Chauhans, is probably the oldest existing fortress in Rajasthan and in particular on the Malwa plateau. The park was the hunting ground of the Maharajahs of Jaipur until the time of India’s Independence.
Visit The Trinetra Ganesha Temple in Ranthambore
The Temple of Trinetra Ganesha is the famous and oldest temple of Lord Ganesha in Rajasthan, which has his whole family, all together in one place. The temple is about 12 km from Sawai Madhopur and is well preserved in the Ranthambhore Fort. For years, Hindus from all over the world come to this temple to worship Lord Ganesha, the God of Education, Wisdom, Good Fortune and Wealth.
There are mainly five types of aartis happening every day in this well-known temple:
- Prabhat Aarti (Aarti in the early morning)
- Shringar Aarti at 9 am
- Bhog at 12 pm
- Sandhya Aarti during sunset (6:30 p.m. in the summer and 5:45 p.m. in the winters)
- Shayan Aarti at 8 pm.
This is a chorus prayer followed by the priests of the temple and the devotees.
A trip to Surwal Lake near Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore
Surwal Lake is one of the lakes which captivates the heart of all nature lovers with the composed flora and fauna, and a beautiful scenic view. The place gives flickering view during the time of sunrise, perhaps it is like painter painting a masterpiece. The lake is 10 km from Ranthambore.
The lake mainly got its popularity because of many visiting wildlife birds which create the mesmerizing environment with their chirps and beauty. Winter season is the best period to traverse here as many can view various migratory birds visiting the place making it more colorful with the versatility. Birds like Kingfisher, Egret, Pelicans, Oriental Magpie Robin and many more can be seen here.
Palighat Chambal River Wildlife Trip
Chambal is the cleanest and fastest flowing river. There are an amazing wildlife and a colorful community living there too. This river, which itself is a wildlife sanctuary, also flows through various wildlife sanctuaries making it a rich place for the animal kingdom! If you want to understand the health of any river, the banks have to be assessed first. The Chambal banks have an amazing character – the ravines. These ravines are due to the heavy erosion of clay and loamy soil from riverbanks. The formations of these are undulating landscapes and natures maze which the bandits and wildlife use beautifully.
In the river, there exists the rare fish eating crocodile ‘Gharial’, the smooth-coated otter, and Gangetic River Dolphin, which has the status of National Aquatic Animal. The Chambal holds 67% population of the critically endangered Gharial. Other residents include Brown Fish Owl, Scoops Owl, Dusky Eagle Owl, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Crested Serpent-eagle, changeable hawk eagle and Bonelli’s eagle. On the banks, we can see crocodiles and turtles basking in the sun.
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