Ranthambore National Park, along with the Kaila Devi Wildlife Sanctuary and a few pockets of forest make up the 1,334 square kilometers of the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. The many forts and palace ruins attest to a grandiose past. The park is made up of lakes and streams, dry most of the year. Dry forests dominate the park while lush vegetation can be seen in some valleys and along streams. While crocodiles dazzle in the sun, sambars, chitales, chinkaras and nilgais can be seen easily. The bird species are very varied and parrots and kingfishers are in large numbers. You will go through the hilly tracks, looking for the biggest feline, the tiger. Ranthambore is surely one of the parks where it is easiest to see them in the best conditions … subject to getting the right track number! You may always choose to book at Airpaz in order to avail various discounts.
The natural features and characteristics
The Ranthambore National Park, one of the largest and best known in India, is famous for its Bengal tigers. Located in the SawaiMadhopur region, about 130 km from the capital of Rajasthan, it was once the hunting territory of the Maharaja of Jaipur. From 1980, it was inserted in Project Tiger, a mission to protect the now endangered species. It covers an area of 392 km² and is composed of vegetation typical of the semi-desert climate. Best time to get there – March, April and May. The park is open from October to June.
The Flora & Fauna you can check here
In addition to tigers, many other animals can be seen: leopards, striped hyenas, wild boars, sloth bears, mongooses, porcupines, civets, various deer species, antelopes, wildcats, crocodiles, niglai, and different varieties. of monkeys, around 250 species of birds (peacocks, eagles, vultures, storks, grus and water birds like crested lapwings, terns, herons, kingfishers, etc.). The flora of the park is typical of semi-arid areas and includes the famous dhok tree (herbivores are friends of its leaves), beautiful flowers, Banyan (including a particularly impressive near Jogi Mahal, considered the largest of its species in India).
Hiking and jeep safari
Ranthambore Fort – This fort stands majestically on a hill overlooking the entire park. Walking is the only way to get there, but the climb is rewarded with a breathtaking view once you arrive. From the fort one can observe eagles, vultures and other birds. Other animals that come to drink can also easily be distinguished near the lakes. The fort itself is interesting from an architectural and historical point of view if a guide is at your service to describe this monument. The ruins of Raj Bhag – These ruins are located in the reserve between Padam Lake and Raj Bagh Lake. There are ancient stone structures: arches, palace outbuildings, dome, etc, which gives the park a picturesque atmosphere unique in the world.