Palighat Crocodile Safari – Places near Ranthambore
If you are wondering about best things to do in Ranthambore (apart from Tiger safari), you are at the right place for the right reason. Palighat Crocodile park is situated on the banks of Chambal River which is about 35 Kms. away from Ranthambore and takes about an hour to reach. There isn’t anything better than adding a visit Palighat if you are travelling to Ranthambore and looking for an unforgettable experience by the banks of Chambal River.
Another reason why visiting Palighat crocodile park is one of the best things to do in Ranthambore is, the presence of huge numbers of ‘Gharials’; which is already an endangered species, living along with mighty marsh crocodiles within the steams of Chambal river.
Take a boat safari in Palighat Crocodile sanctuary and do not forget to bring your binoculars along to cease any opportunity of encounter between predators and their prey. Other species you can expect to witness includes; Jungle cats, turtles, skimmers. Though the Gangetic dolphins breed quite far from Palighat Crocodile park, but there have been rare occasions when people have sighted Gangetic Dolphins within Palighat crocodile sanctuary.
Palighat crocodile safari is an offbeat tour to offer a great add-on to your Ranthambore visit. Lies in the interiors of a remote village, an excursion of Palighat will also include village tour of Palighat visiting ancient temple and getting a bird’s eye view of the this region from the hill.
Best time to Visit Palighat
Palighat is one of the best places near Ranthambore and it is run and operated during October to June. The sanctuary remains closed during monsoon.