Ranthambore is one of the many famous places that is located in Rajasthan, India. This place is located right between the Aravali junction and the hilly ranges of the Vindhya mountains.
The place is quite famous for its wildlife, and also the sanctuary that is found here.
Located in Sawai Madhopur City in Rajasthan, the Ranthambore National Park covers an area of more than 450 sq km. This place even holds a mirror to some bygone eras and is filled with many water bodies across the park.
The availability of enough water supply in the park makes it easier for the wild animals to enjoy some relaxing time during the scorching hot climatic conditions.
The Ranthambore Park got its name because of the presence of a huge fort at the top of the hill. This jungle holds many monuments from the bygone eras in the form of towers, forts, and ruins.
Hence, when you visit this place, you can get the feeling of stepping into the yesteryears along with a touch of nature.
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve History
The year, when this park came into existence, was 1955. The first name of this park was Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary.
The idea was conceived by the Government of India and it was then declared as the safe home for tigers, in the name of Project Tiger. It was in 1980 that this park was declared as one of the national parks of India.
About the Park
This park is situated 14km from the district of Sawai Madhopur. This district is located in eastern Rajasthan and got its name because of the Fort that is situated there. This park is bordered by Aravalis Hill and the Vindhyas Mountains.
The grounds were initially used as private hunting reserves by the Maharajas of Rajasthan, and in 1973 they were declared tiger safe havens after the introduction of Project Tiger.
This Tiger Safe Haven is rich in many species of both flora and fauna. The overall stretch of this park is more than 290 sq. km and is abundant in many little lakes and streams. This tiger’s home is famous for hosting tigers belonging to many species.
Animal photographers love visiting this park because they are interested in clicking photos of tigers belonging to different species.
Rajasthan is famous for the presence of an abundance of natural beauty in India. This place is rich in many things including its sambar deer, chital, blue bull, chinkara, and so on.
The famous Asiatic deer is a common sight during the daytime along with the langurs, and wild boars.
When you explore the park further, you can find crocodiles, reptiles, and many other such species enjoying some sunbathing time in the morning.
The carnivore population in Rajasthan include hyena, leopard, caracals, jackal, rattle, jungle cat, and tiger. You can explore more than 300 species of birds in this National Park.
While on the nature safari in this park, you can expect tigers to cross your path every now and then, and hence is advised to stay put and follow everything that the tour guides suggest you do.