Ranthambore National Parks
Ranthambore NATIONAL PARK
Ranthambore National Park is situated in the eastern part of Rajasthan
and is surrounded by two famous hill ranges-the Vindhya and the Aravalli
hills. It is only 130 kms from Jaipur which is the nearest airport and
11 kms from Sawai Madhopur which is the nearest railway station and town.
River Chambal in the south and Banas river in the north flows through
the Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambore was declared a wildlife Santuary
in 1955 and became a part of the Tiger Reserve in 1973. In 1980 it was
declared a national park and in 1984 Sawai Man Singh Santuary and Keladevi
Santuary became a part of it. Covering a circumference of 400 sq. Kms,
Ranthambore National Park is the largest forest reserve of Rajasthan.
The topography includes rugged terrain, lofty hills, rocky landscape,
narrow lanes and valleys with small and large rivers and lakes. The vegetation
of Ranthambore National Park is of tropical dry deciduous type and were
once a part of the dense jungles of the Central India. Dhok is the most
prominent and the oldest tree in the Ranthambore National Park and has
the capacity to withstand dangerous droughts. There are many lakes in
this forest of which the most prominent are the Padam Talab, The Malik
Talab and the Rajbagh.
Ranthambore National Park has intense diversity of flora and fauna. Peacocks,
languars, wild boars, spotted deer, samber deer, blue bull, Indian gazelle,
black buck and crocodiles are common species of wildlife observed. Ranthambore
National Park is mainly famous for its Tiger reserve. Here tigers are
seen in large population spotting even during the daytime . Visitors are
seen in large number been indulge in taking photograph of these wild predators.
The best time to visit this place is in the month of November and May
when the climate is favourable for the wild species.