Ranthambore National Park
About Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan is counted among the largest wild life sanctuary in Northern India. The place is a must visit for any wildlife enthusiast. Famous for it's rich flora and fauna, this place is one of the biggest tourist attraction of the state and perhaps among some of the mostly visited National parks of Northern India.
History of Ranthambore National Park
The famous national park was established in 1955 by the Government of India as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary and later in 1973 declared as one of the main centers for Project Tiger, an ambitious project too save our national animal. In 1980 it was christened as National Park. There are many more sanctuary established in the adjacent area. The adjacent forest area was declared as Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and another one as Kevadevi Sanctuary in 1984 but in 1991 these were included in Rathambhore National Park. Rathambhore National Park is well known for it's tigers and in the beginning when it was first declared as a wildlife sanctuary, the tourism increased and as a result, the neighboring villages which led to an increased number of fatal human-tiger confrontation. The number of tigers decreased rapidly due to rampant killing and poaching and thus to save our national pride, the Government reserved an area of 60 square miles for the tigers under the Project Tiger, this land is known as Ranthambhore National Park today.
Ranthambore National Park Famous For
The diversified habitat of the Indian tiger, this park has many other species of animals some of them being peculiar to the region. The park is mainly famous for the Tigers and they can be spotted more frequently roaming free in the vast land like they are famous for. The best time to visit here is in the months of november and may when the forest becomes dry offering a clear vision. The flora here majorly consist of deciduous trees which becomes dry in the months of november and may. The visibility increases and that offers a sharp view around to spot the predators.The park remains close during the monsoon as like most of the wildlife parks in the country.
The Park consists mostly of dry deciduous trees with Anogeissus pendula forests - a dominant tree species. A good mix of deciduous elements could be seen in the valleys and along water bodies. The Flora of the Park is represented by 539 species of flowering plants.
How to Reach Ranthambore National Park
The Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan is well connected to the adjacent cities of Kota and Jaipur via rail and road network. The site is just 110 km form Kota and 130 km from the capital city of Jaipur. The nearest airport is the Sanagner Airport,Jaipur. The local town of Sawai Madhopur is the nearest railway station from where it is just 11 km ride to the park. The luxury royal trains of Indian railway, the Palace on wheels, Maharaja's Express, the Indian Maharaja, all stop by Sawai Madhopur on the eight day of the tour and a safari to the forest is included in the package.