India's Ranthambore National Park is one of the 21 destinations picked by National Geographic Traveler magazine for its 2014 Best of the World list.
The top destinations are featured in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of National Geographic Traveler.
Of the 21 destinations, one was a readers' choice and the rest were picked by the magazine's staff.
A Ranthambore Tiger (Picture Courtesy: National Geographic Traveler)
Named after the centuries-old Ranthambore Fort in the North Indian state of Rajasthan, the highlight of the 151-square mile Ranthambore National Park landscape are the tigers.
The park currently features 24 adult tigers and 26 cubs.
Besides tigers, the park is also home to leopards, monkeys, wild boars, foxes, crocodiles, monkeys, macaques and a variety of birds.
If you're planning to visit, Ranthambore National Park is open from October 1 - June 30.
For conservation purposes, the park limits the number of visitors that can enter the park on a day.
So make sure to make safari reservations while booking your accommodation.
Three Hindu temples dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries are located inside the fort.
The temples were built using pale-red stone from the Karauli region in eastern Rajasthan.
Luxury hotels Oberoi Vanyavilas, Sawai Madhopur Lodge and The Vivanta by Taj are located close to the park.
Useful Link - Rajasthan Wildlife
Other Top 2014 Destinations
* Alentejo, Portugal
* Arbil, Iraq
* Bolaven Plateau, Laos
* Cacao Trail, Ecuador
* Cape Verde
* Cathar Country, France
* Cordoba, Argentina
* Derawan Islands, Indonesia (readers' choice)
* John Muir Trail, Scotland
* Nahanni National Park, Canada
* New Orleans, Louisiana
* Northern Territory, Australia
* Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda
* Puglia, Italy
* Riga, Latvia
* Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
* Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
* Sochi, Russia