Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park
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This park is named for its historic Ranthanbore fortress which lies within the national park. Near the town of sawai Madhopur, Midway between Bharatpur and Kota. Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of project tigers conservation effort in Rajasthan. This is approx about 130 km from Jaipur which is also nearest airport . The nearest town & midway station is about 11 kms away . The park is famous for its tiger population and is also a part of India's "Project Tiger". Other wild animals seen are leopard , Wild Pig, Saber, Cheetah and the Wild Goats . Major wild animals found in Ranthambore are Tiger, leopard, nilgai, Dhole, Wild pig, Sambor, Cheetah and wild goat. It is also home to wide range of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. The park itself covers some 1334 Sq. Km and its scenery is very beautiful.

A system of lakes and rivers is hemmed in by steep, high crages and and on top of oe of these is the Ranthambore Port, built in the 10th century. The lower ground alternates but open bush land and fairly dense forest and is peppered with ruined pavilions, chhatvis and "hides"the area is formally a hunting preserve of the Maharajas


Facts

Area: Its is about 1334 Sq Kms and its scenery is very beautiful
Comprise: Its comprises Ranthambore national Park, Sawai Mansingh sanctuary, Keladevi Sanctuary and adjoiningreserve forest area.
Visit Time: The best time to visit the park is between October and April and the park is closed during the monsoon from July to October. Lovely morning and late afternoon and the best time to spot wildlife.

Dates Of Establishment:
* Sawai Madhopur Wildlife Sanctuary in 1955.
* Project tiger in 1973.
* Ranthambore National Park in 1980.
* Sawai Man singh sanctuary in 1984

State: Rajasthan
Location: Ranthambore National park lies at the junction of the Aravillis and the Vindhyas in the south eastern quartor of Rajasthan.
Distances: 434 Km south west of Delhi, 176 km south west of Jaipur, 15 Km north east of sawai Madhopur.
STD Code: 07462

Things To See
* Tiger Safaris
* Ranthambore Fort
* Ganesh Temple
* Jogi Mahal
* The market Place
* The Ranthambore School Of Art

Fauna:
* Mammals such as Leopard, Tigers, Sloth Bear, Hyena, Jackal, Sambhar, Cheetah, Nilgai, Langur, and Wild Boar.
* Raptile such as Maush Crocodile, Turtle, Monitor Lizard, Python and Cobra.
* Birds including the paradise fly catcher, Eagle, tailed Jacana, painted Stork Bonellis eagle, Great Indian horned Owl, Gray partvidge, White - necked Stork, King Vulture, King dove and Golden - backed woodpecker.

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