Ranthambore National Park
The park, which is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country Park’s abandoned fortress,lakes and above all it’s `friendly’ tigers have made it one of the most filmed wildlife reserves in the world. Ranthambore was decalred a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and became part of Project Tiger in 1973.Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day. A good time to visit between November and May when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. The Park which covers an area of nearly 400 sq. km. and is set between the Aravali and Vindhya ranges. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India.
The varied topography of the national park is home to animals like the jackal,mongoose, sloth bear, leopard, and of course, the tiger. Ranthambore has much more to offer you in sightseeing and excursions. Surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravali hill ranges and located very near to the outer fringes of the Thar Desert, this place offers you the best of the desert land as well as plain area near the hills.
Wild Animals In Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National park contains a huge variety of animals, birds and reptiles within it. Primarlily the population consists of…
Animals: Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Rufoustailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Palm Civets or Toddy cat, Coomon Yellow Bats, Desert Cats, Fivestriped Palm Squirels, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines, Longeared Hedgehogs, Ratels, Small Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Civets and Common mongoose.
The amphibian species only consist of the Common India Toad and the Common Frog.
The park is most famous for it’s diurnal tigers.The park also has a large number of marsh crocs Reptiles: Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor Lizards, Tortoise, Banded Kraits, Cobras, Common Kraits, Ganga Soft Shelled Turtles, Indian Pythons, North Indian Flap Shelled Turtles, Rat Snakes, Russel’s Vipers, Saw-scaled Vipers and the Indian Chamaeleon.
Birds In Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore, due to its varied terrain and abundance of water bodies, has an excellent population of birds, resident and migrant. In total, a list of 272 species have been documented. Some of the best locations to watch birds at, and from, are Malik Talao, the Ranthambore Fort, Rajbagh Talao, Padam Talao and in the Jhalra area.
Flora In Ranthambore National Park
The vegetation in the park is mostly of the dry deciduous type with a large variety consisting of nearly 300 species. The majority of the tree cover is however mainly made up of :
- Am (Magnifera iIndica)
- Imli (Tamarindicus indica)
- Babul (Accasia nilotica)
- Banyan (Ficus benghalensis)
- Ber (Zizyphus mauritania)
- Dhak or Chila (flame of the forest)
- Dhok (Anogeossis pendula)
- Jamun (Syzygium cumini)
- Kadam (Authocephalus cadamba)
- Khajur (Phoenix sylvestris)
- Khair (Accacia catechu)
- Karel (Capparis decidua)
- Khejda (Prosopis specigera)
- Kakera (Flacourtia indica)
- Mohua (Madhuca indica)
- Neem (Azadirachta indica)
Dhok forms a majority of the tree cover Ranthambore National Park will be closed from 01st July till 30th Sep’ 07 for tourist, Due to Monsoon Season. And will reopen from 1 st of Oct’ 07.Timings for entry into, and exit from, the park vary according to the season. In winters, due to the shorter duration of daylight hours, the morning entry time is later and evening emango-treexit time is earlier.
|Morning Safari: 07:30hrs Evening Safari: 15:00 hrs||Morning Safari: 10:30hrs Evening Safari: 17:30 hrs|
|Morning Safari: 06:30 hrs Evening Safari: 16:00 hrs||Morning Safari: 09:30 hrs Evening Safari: 18:30 hrs|