Ranthambore National Park
The biggest national park in the northern part of India, Ranthambore National Park is famous for being home to a large tiger population and several other species of fauna and flora. The park is spread over an expanse of 392 sq. kilometers in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. Thanks to the dense forests and apt climatic conditions, this is the only national park in the country where mother and cub tiger groups can be found in abundance. Apart from the majestic Bengal tigers, other animals that can be spotted in this national park include chitals, wild boars, sambar, sloth bears, hyenas and a lot more. Ranthambore is also known to be a thriving home for close to 300 bird species. This national park played a huge role in reviving the dwindling tiger population and today proudly stands as home to several tigers, and is in a position where some tigers are being relocated to other reserves in order to enhance tiger population in those areas as well.
Speaking of the climatic conditions, Ranthambore witnesses fairly hot and dry conditions, due to being situated in Rajasthan. In the summer months the temperature can be found to be crossing 40 degree Celsius, whereas monsoon months witness moderate rainfall. The best time to visit this national park is the winter months, since the weather is pleasant. In the monsoon months, between June and September, the park is closed for tourists since it is the mating season for tigers.
Today, enjoy early morning & evening wildlife safari which is the best way to explore wildlife in the Ranthambore National Park is to take a jungle safari through the area. The safaris take you to all the important areas of the national park, helping you witness the scenic beauty while also giving you a great chance to see the stunning tigers up close. Tourists have the option to take the safari on jeep, canter or even an elephant. The safaris start early in the morning and take you to areas like the Bakula region, Kachida valley, Lakarda Anantpura and a lot more. Each of these areas are known for being home to different species of animals, giving you the best chance to witness the amazing wildlife in all its glory.
during the day visit Ranthambore Fort lies within the Ranthambore National Park and has seen many rulers residing in it, like the Chauhans, rulers of Delhi Sultanate, Mewars, Hadas and Kachawas. Like many other forts in Rajasthan, Ranthambore Fort too has many Jain temples, Havelis, palaces and towers. The royal tradition has continued, as in this day and age, the fort is inhabited by the most popular tigress in the national park, Machli, who is also known as the “Queen of Ranthambore”. Tourists are taken to this fort to appreciate the history and architecture of the fort, while also to offer the best chance to spot the royal tigress.