Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is among those few places
which pioneered in the Project Tiger operation. The aim of Project
Tiger was to check the ever dwindling number of tiger population
and ensure that the species is not wiped out from India.
is one place where you you can be pretty sure of finding the majestic
big cats. Ranthambore National Park is truly exotic and the forest
is strewned with ruins that dates back to medieval history. The
landscape too is never monotonous and you will find rolling grasslands,
rushing streams, open scrubs, heavily wooded valleys, deep ravines
and steep cliffs.
National Park is located between two of the oldest mountain ranges
in India, the Aravalli and Vindhya. With an area of more than 1334
sq km, the national park provides great scope for adventure and
jungle safaris to all the tourists who come here. In the middle
of this wilderness you will find old forts atop hillocks surrounded
by yellow haze of mustard field.
Tracking a tiger following pugmarks
is both difficult as well as dangerous. Nevertheless it is thrilling
and tourists indulge in it. You must, however, have a proper guide.
The national park also has a variety of other animals like the leopards,
jungle cats and marsh crocodile. You will also see wild boars, sloth
bear and porcupines.
The wildlife sanctuary at Ranthambore is 145 km
from the nearest airport at Jaipur. The nearest route, however, is
the Sawai Madhopur Railway Station that falls between Delhi and
Mumbai. Communication to and from Ranthambore National Park is not
a problem at all. The best time to visit the place is between October