It is home to the Ranthambore National Park which includes the historic Ranthambore Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Our visit to Ranthambore began with a Holi celebration with the people in Sawai Madhopur village. Loud music, frolicking men and boys amid clouds of colorful dust was an fun experience of equality.
The next day included two game drives into Ranthambore National Park which is one of the eleven sites chosen for India’s national tiger conservation program, the largest such effort in the world. The park is comprised of more than a hundred square miles of deciduous forest and several large lakes, and until 1970 it was a hunting preserve of the Maharajas.