Tourist Information On Ranthambhore National Park In Rajasthanby Nisha Parmar SEO Executive
The ranthambhore national park stretched across an area of 1,334 sq km on the eastern edge of the Thar Desert, between the Aravali and Vindhaya ranges. Once the hunting grounds of the erstwhile ruling family of jaipur, today it is one of the last sanctuaries of the big cat , the Royal Bengal Tiger and is the most important destination for tourists enjoying the Rajasthan Holiday Packages ,. Ranthambore actually consists of not one, but three, wildlife preserve; the Ranthambhore National Park itself, the Sawai Manshing Sanctury and the Keladevi Sanctuary.
Ranthambore is a oasis of dense dry deciduous forest amidst
a vast tract of sami arid scrub and thorny desert vegetation surrounded by the
hills of the Vandhyas and the Aravalis. Ravines, nallash, water bodies
and waterfalls lie scattered about the park and offer many natural hideouts for
tigers and the other wildlife endemic to this park. An ancient fort also lies
within the park boundaries of Ranthambore, adding to its charm.
Part of Project Tiger (one of Asia’s most important
conservation efforts), Ranthambore is a favorite haunt for wildlife buffs and
professional wildlife photographers from around the world. The park’s many
resident animals include tiger, panthers, wild cats, hyena, jakal, marsh crocodile,
wild boar, bears, many species of deer and a rich birdlife of over 300 species,
including the great Indian horned owl. Ranthambore encompasses three lakes; Raj
Bagh, Malik Talab and Padam Talab, where aquatic birds such as jacanas, painted
storks, egrets and migratory birds (during the winter) can be seen. Although
latest report show that the tiger population of Ranthambore is on the decline,
the park remains one of Ondia’s best places to see the great cat in all its
Entry to the Ranthambore National Park is limited; all visitors must obtain a permit at the entrance to Ranthambore before they are allowed to enter. Tourists pay an entrance fee ,Additional charges are levied for cameras.
The Ranthambore National Park is 145 km from Jaipur though the nearest railhead is at Sawai Madhopur, 12 km away. Sawai Madhopur, which lies on the main Delhi-Mumbai railway route is connected by train to a number of cities and towns across India, including Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur. The nearest airports are at Kota and Jaipur, from where a bus or train can be taken to Sawai Madhopur, where a taxi may be hired to get to Ranthambhore; alternatively, travellers can take the bus that goes to the park.
Within the park, hired vehicles-mainly jeeps — can be hired
at the entrance to Ranthambhore. The RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism Development
Corporation) organizes jeep and truck safaris for tourists, besides which
travellers may bring their own vehicles into the park.
Hotel accommodation suiting all wallet sizes from deluxe heritage hotels to economy class is available both inside and outside the park. The forest department has forest rest houses within Ranthambhore National Park, and private hotel companies operate cottages, heritage hotels, wildlife resorts and the like outside the park; some of these are extremely luxurious and offer nearly all the facilities one would expect of a deluxe property.
As an alternative, one can stay at Sawai Madhopur, which is
well-equipped with accommodation facilities, both private and RTDC. It is so
close to Ranthambhore that it actually makes a lot of sense to stay in the town
and visit the park during the day.
Further details on visiting Ranthambore may be
obtained from Swan Tours - a leading travel agent in India promoting
Wildlife Tourism in Rajasthan since 1995.
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