About 130 km from Jaipur, in south-eastern Rajasthan, lies what was once the famous hunting grounds of the Maharajahs of Jaipur—the Ranthambore National Park. Located at the meeting point of two large hill ranges, the park is a tourist attraction that lures wildlife enthusiasts and photographers from all over the world.
Initially, the place was a wildlife sanctuary, in 1973 it became a dedicated tiger reserve and subsequently acquired the status of a national park in the year 1981. The place is more than just a park—it’s a place where history, nature and wildlife fuse together in the most wonderful way. At the top of the hill there is a huge fort, after which the park has been named.
Ranthambore is stated to be one of the largest national parks in northern India. It is encircled by the Vindhyas and Aravalli hill ranges and many water bodies that are scattered throughout the park keep the place cool even during hot summers. Because of the hilly nature of the place, its proximity to the Thar Desert and scanty rainfall, the vegetation is mostly the dry, deciduous and tropical thorn type and this is conducive to tigers as it’s akin to its natural habitat.
The place is also home to different other animals and many birds too; there are at least 45 species of reptiles, 300 different species of migratory and residents birds, 40 species of mammals and exotic flora and fauna.
The ideal time to visit the park is between October and May although it is kept open from October to the middle of June.
The Tiger Reserve extends over a large area and the park is famous for tiger sightings, in fact it is the best place to view these majestic predators. The Royal Bengal tigers consider this forest reserve as their habitat and can be seen even during daytime. As they are so used to human beings, tourists very often get to see them at close quarters. Even the vehicles don’t seem to disturb them; however there have been times when the man-eaters have attacked human beings.
To experience Ranthambore in the true sense, the open Jeep Safari is ideal. It allows tourists to get a glimpse of the large number of birds, experience the diverse topography of steep hills, narrow valleys, amazing array of plants and diverse wildlife. If you’re keen on wandering through the jungle, then the Canter Safari is for you—you can discover the mysteries of the jungle, experience the wilderness and stunning landscape. For three hours you get to see the best of wildlife seated in an open top roof bus that’s furnished comfortably.
So if you want to go to Ranthambore National Park, you need to get to Sawai Madhopur railway station. This place is well connected by train from all parts of the country. The park is about 11 km from Sawai Madhopur and the journey is just a half an hour ride.
Wildlife enthusiasts, get ready for a sight of the splendid, majestic Royal Bengal Tigers, visit Ranthambore National Park.
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