Ranthambore National Park Amazing Place To Visit In Rajasthan

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Ranthambore National Park was first founded as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary by the Government of India in 1955. However, in 1973, it was pronounced as one of the 'Project Tiger' reserves in India and, in 1980 it was made a National Park. Later, in 1991, the adjoining Keladevi Sanctuary and Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary became part of the Ranthambore National Park. Today, it is one of the biggest national parks in India. This park was named after the ancient Ranthambhore fortress and is flanked by Banas River in the north and Chambal River in the south.

The park is well known for tigers. There are Wildlife Safaris and Jeep Safaris to tour the Park and watch wild animals in their natural habitats, and that too from a close range. The Jeep safaris take about three and half hour to tour the entire park. Other than the majestic tigers, visitors also get to see leopards, deer, hyenas, crocodiles, boars, mongooses, jackals, gazelles etc.

How to arrive at Ranthambore National Park

By Air: Jaipur is the adjacent airport for Ranthambore National Park. The Park is situated just 180 km away from Jaipur city. One can hire cabs or avail bus services to reach the park.

By Rail: The adjacent major railway station is Sawai Madhopur which is well connected to other major cities across India. One can hire a cab or avail the frequent private/public bus services from Sawai Madhopur to reach Ranthambore National Park.

By Road: Ranthambore National Park is located just 11 km away from Sawai Madhopur and plenty of buses ply between Sawai Madhopur and the park. You can also hire cabs or taxis from Sawai Madhopur to reach your destination.

Best Time To Visit

although the park leftovers open between the months of October and June, the best time to visit Ranthambore National park is between December and April when the weather is pleasant. The park remains opens from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Ranthambore National Park is a dream tour destination for all wildlife enthusiasts and adventurous people. The park offers impressive spectacle of various exotic plant and animal species, particularly the tigers in their natural habitat.

During the past few years, there has been a refuse in tiger population in Ranthambore due to poaching and other reasons. However there were some tigers that succeeded in passing on their genes even in such circumstances. A tigress known as "Lady of the Lakes" was, at a very young age, separated from her parents due to increased poaching in the area. The young tigress was called Macchli since she had a mark on her body which resembled a fish. She mated with a male who resided just beside her territory and gave birth to three female cubs, one being dubbed 'Macchli - The Junior' in a documentary. Despite Macchli also being the name of her mother, the young cub found herself stuck with the designation. The father of the younger Macchli died early due to an unknown disease, which was confirmed when forest officer Fateh Singh Rathore saw him in Ranthambore. After this, the junior Macchli found the scent of a different male, known as Bumburam, and mated with him. She gave birth to two cubs; Slant Ear and Broken Tail. Baccha is believed to be her grandson.
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