Ranthambore National Park
Things you should do at Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is considered as one of the largest national parks in the country. It is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 kilometers from the capital of Rajasthan Jaipur. This park was considered as a famous hunting place for the Maharajas of Jaipur. Today the Park is turned into a prominent tourist attraction for wildlife lovers. The park has been successful in grabbing eyeballs of all the famous wildlife photographers around the world.
It has been named after the Ranthambore fortress. In the north there is Banas River and to the south it has the river Chambal. There are many lakes in the park itself. The park covers an area of about 392 kilometer square and it is known for its tiger population. It is one of the Project Tiger Reserves in the country. Other prominent wild animals that are in the park includes leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It also has the second largest Banyan Tree in the country.
The park was established in 1957 as a wildlife sanctuary. In the year 1981 it became a National Park. Ranthambore is flooded with tourists all throughout the year and is also one of the most visited parks for a wild safari in India. It is situated at the meeting pointof the Aravalli and Vindhya mountain range. It is the abode for the most beautiful animal in the world- Tiger.
There are a lot of things that can be done at the National Park. Here are a few things listed below:
Enjoying the Wildlife
Ranthambore National Park is known for being blessed with rich and varied creatures in the wild. The most popular one is of course the tiger followed by the ferocious leopards.You can also spot hyenas, nilgai, black bucks, porcupines, tortoise, Indian pythons, cobras,etc.
Go on a Safari
The best way to expedite Ranthambore is through a jungle safari that would take you as deep into the wildlife as can be possible. You would be taken on a Ranthambore jeep safari or a jungle safari in a small open roof truck which would give you the best view of the animals in the wild. These trucks can take around 20 people at one time. A maximum of three trucks are allowed to move on the trail at one time. The experience of a jungle safari is absolutely unforgettable and heart pumping.
Explore the Heritage
Ranthambore is also known to have a historical monument inside the park which should be explored, i.e. the Ranthambore fort. The monument is situated on a hill top, which makes it one of the best spots to view the entire National Park. It is both an architectural and a historical wonder. The monument is the placed in the backgrounds of a beautiful landscape which is that of the park. Other than that the Raj Bagh ruins which is situated between the two lakes is made up of old stone structures, like arches, palace outhouses, domes, and steps, all in ruins now.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the most visited wildlife parks in the country. It is considered as a favorite place of the wildlife photographers around the world. People from all round the world come to spot the most beautiful animal in the world-Tiger.
Sharad is a wildlife lover and he loves to explore the jungle. He recommends a Ranthambore jeep safari booking this vacation, as this would give you the opportunity to utilize the time taken out by you to enjoy the wilderness of the creatures in their natural habitat.