History and wildlife come together at the Ranthambore National Park. If these pictures don’t make you go on a safari, we don’t know what will.

In a state that has palaces and forts jostling for attention, Ranthambore National Park stands out for being the only one where history meets wildlife.

Smack in the heart of the Park stands the majestic 10th century Ranthambore Fort, a complex of temples and mosques, cenotaphs and crocodile-filled lakes.

The park boasts of more than 300 species of birds but the stars of Ranthambore, clearly, are the tigers. Most of them are used to the human presence; some even pose for photographs!

Take a walk; go for a hike; visit the villages around the park to experience a slice of rural Rajasthan culture. There’s an awful lot to do at Ranthambore.

If these pictures cannot convince you to visit it, we really don’t know what will.

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