Ranthambore National Park is in Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan state.Located at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill range, this is one of the finest places to view animals, especially as they are used to being stared at here.The park covers an area of Approximately 400 sq Km and if combined it with the area of sawai man singh sanctuary area,it is around 500 Sq km. Ranthambore national park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1957 and in 1974 it gained the protection of "Project Tiger". It got it's status of a National Park in 1981.
Ganesh Chaturthi The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is home to one of the most famous Ganesh temples in the state of Rajasthan. It is a common belief here that all the marriage invitations should be first sent to Lord Ganesh at his temple here. This makes the spot a unique pilgrimage site and invitations pour from all over the country throughout the year, especially during the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival in the months of September/October. During the festival, devotees participate in the singing of devotional songs. Kaila Devi Fair The Kaila Devi Fair is celebrated in the Kaila Devi or Mahalaxmi temple in the village Kaila, situated in the range of Ranthambore National Park. Situated on the river Kailisil, the temple hosts the festival for around 15 days in the Hindu month of Chaitra (April). Approximately 2,00,000 devotees participate in this festival every year.
There is no scope for shopping in Ranthambore National Park. However, three kms away from the Ranthambore station is Dastkar Craft Centre. This workshop is located near Khem Villas. With an aim to promote the low caste women of the village, this was set up. You can buy various handicraft items including saris, bags, bedspreads and scarves at reasonable prices.
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