About Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park, embodies a landscape where tigers and the past human heritage of the forest merge. Located between the Vindhyan and Aravali hill range, Ranthambore is known for Tigers that are extremely relaxed in the presence of safari vehicles. They are so comfortable that tigers have been known to use safari vehicles as hide while stalking their prey.
Not only do you get to see the elusive striped cat in close quarters, you also witness many aspects of their behaviour which very few parks are able to compete with. Intersperesed with abandoned forts, it is truly an ethereal paradise where the ruins have been taken over by the forces of nature. A journey through this landscape of plateaus, hills, lakes and rivers is bound to leave you any visitor with a feeling of exhilaration and wonder.
Situated in the state of Rajasthan, Ranthambore possesses a sense of royalty and legacy which is prevalent through the highly illustrious state that it is a part of. The region in and around Ranthambore used to be the hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. For a while now naturalists, researchers, documentary filmakers and travellers have been visiting this park since it was the best place in the world to see tigers. Over time, tigers have gotten increasingly familiar with vehicles and the sightings have just become better and progressively agreeable. Due to the great sightings and reliable examination, Ranthambore tigers are very notable.
While it is safe to say that the travellers from all over the globe throng here to get a the best possible view of the tiger, it is also a great habitat for Leopards, Sloth Bears, Honey Badgers, Jungle Cats and Caracals. The herbivore population consists of Langur, Rhesus Macaque, Nilgai, Spotted and Sambar Deer. The park also captivates its viewers with a rich medley of birds that can be seen here. Ranging from Indian Grey Hornbills, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Golden Oriole, Rufous Treepie, Jungle Owlet, Indian Pitta, Painted Spurfowl and more.
In the centre territory of around 275 sq km, there are 9 routes or zones that can be utilized by safari vehicles vehicles. The Banas waterway in the north and the Chambal in the south are life lines for this dry, deciduous timberland which is commanded by the Dhok tree alongside some dry land species. The woodland changes significantly during the monsoon, bringing vibrancy to the park after a dry spell through the winter and summer.
The landscape here is one of a kind, encompassing gorges, verdant inclines, slopes, gorges and enormous lakes makes it a photographer’s paradise. An old tenth century fortification stands 700ft over the surrounding fields, which adds to the dramatic splendour of this biodiverse sanctum. All things considered, it will leave you spellbound the moment you set foot in this enthralling protected area.
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The Ranthambore Forest, named after the well-known fort in the centre of the jungle by the same name, bears testament to the vast and colourful history of the imperial era. Prior to India’s independence, the entire Indian subcontinent was covered with huge forests during the royal era. But as the population increased and industrial development got underway, exploitation of the forests began in order to meet the needs of the populace. This led to the huge eradication of the country’s vegetation. The government was forced to pay attention to this growing issue due to the country’s declining forest cover and wildlife, so several policies were developed to safeguard the remaining forests and the wild inhabitants of the forests by making them reserve forests and national parks.
The Ranthambore forest served as the Jaipur Kingdom’s royal family’s sole hunting ground prior to the end of the imperial era in Rajasthan. The Maharajah of Jaipur owned and controlled the forest, which their hunting division also oversaw. After paying the little yearly tax to the kingdom’s treasury department, the locals of the villages nearby the forest were permitted to take the forest products. However, at the time, there was scarcely any human interaction with the jungle because of the low population density in the area surrounding the forest. Even though the Jaipur Royals used the area for hunting, there was no considerable risk of harm to the vast forest’s diverse wildlife species from the infrequent hunting.
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