Ranthambore National Park is one of Northern India's largest and most well-known national parks. The park is about 130 kilometres from Jaipur in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan.
DETAIL ABOUT RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
Ranthambore National Park is about 13.5 kilometres from Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan's capital. This spot, at the confluence of the Aravali and Vindhya hill ranges, is one of the best places to see wild animals, as they are accustomed to being watched. The park is approximately 400 square kilometres in size, and when combined with the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary area, it is approximately 500 square kilometres.
The Banas River runs through it on the north, and the Chambal River runs through it on the south. The park is named after the historic Ranthambore Fort that is located within it.
The structures in Ranthambore National Park harken back to a bygone era. Throughout the park, there are numerous water bodies that provide perfect relief to the wild animals during the scorching hot summer days. A massive fort, after which the park is named, stands atop a hill overlooking the park. Many ruins from bygone eras can be found scattered throughout the jungle, giving it a unique, wonderful, and mixed flavour of nature, history, and wildlife. Tigers have been known to hunt in front of human visitors at Ranthambore National Park.
HISTORY OF RANTHAMBORE TIGER RESERVE
The Government of India established Ranthambore National Park as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955. It was designated as one of India's Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambore was declared a national park on November 1, 1980, and the forests adjacent to it were given the names Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary.
BRIEF JOURNEY OF RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
The reserve was first established by the Indian government in 1955 as the Sawai Madhopur Gaming Sanctuary.
It was later designated as one of India's Project Tiger Reserves in 1973.
Ranthambore was designated as a national park in 1980.
Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary were established in the nearby forests in 1984.
The Tiger Reserve was expanded in 1991 to include the adjacent Keladevi Sanctuary in the north and Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary in the south, as well as other forests.
The Ranthambore National Park is famous for its tiger population and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in their natural habitat
. It is the only reserve in the region where visitors can easily see tigers at any time. This is one of the reasons why tiger tours are so popular in the area
WILDLIFE IN RANTHAMBORE
Leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear, and chital are among the major wild animals. It also supports a diverse range of trees, plants, birds, and reptiles. With over 270 different species of birds, the reserve also has a thriving bird population.
The tiger population was 26 in 2005, which was significantly lower than the reserve's recorded tiger population of 44 in 1982. A survey conducted by non-government resources revealed that 34 adult tigers were recorded in Ranthambore in 2008. In addition, more than 14 tiger cubs have been recorded, bringing huge praise to the conservation efforts and the wildlife management authority for the Ranthambore Tigers' well-being.
More importantly, tigers in Ranthambore are today's heroes because they have their own name and identity, as well as distinct distinguishing marks. Ranthambore tigers are world famous with their local pet names, including Machali (T-16), Dollar (T-25), Sitara (T-28), Bina One, Bina Two, and many others, thanks to the emotional interactions of wildlife experts, photographers, and jungle officials. With such an increase in the number of tigers in Ranthambore, some of the tigers have been relocated to nearby reserves such as Sariska Tiger Reserve. The tigress sisters (Bina One and Bina Two) have recently relocated as an example.
PLACES OF INTEREST IN RANTHAMBORE
Trinetra Ganesh Temple is the oldest Ganesh shrine in Rajasthan, and it is located inside the famous Ranthambhore Fort. King Hammeer, who dreamed of Lord Ganesha before discovering an idol of him with three eyes (Trinetra) in the fort, built this popular temple in Ranthambhore.
The ancient fort of Ranthambore is located just 13 kilometres from Sawai Madhopur Railway Station. The Ranthambore Fort, which was founded in 944 AD and was originally known as "Ranath Bhawar Garh" which means "a place of Rajput warriors" was the home of the most famous Ranthambore tigress, Machali, who died a few years ago. Tiger fans, particularly those who admired Machali, the "Queen of Ranthambore" came to this fort in particular to see her mighty and royal movements. She was famous for her bravery and for expanding her territory by defeating the other Ranthambore tigers.
The Kachida Valley is located on the reserve's outskirts and features a variety of outcrops and low hills. Tourists can go on a Jeep Safari to explore the Kachida Valley region and have a great time. This is the only place where the Panther population of Ranthambore National Park can be found, as they avoid going into the main area of the jungle to avoid encountering tigers. Aside from that, there are a lot of beers here.
Jogi Mahal: The Jogi Mahal is a fort that is considered one of the must-see attractions in Ranthambore National Park.