Tuesday, 5 February 2013
|Location||Situated in Rajasthan, India|
|Nearest city||Adjacent to Jaipur|
|Area||1334 kilometers square|
|Summer Temperature:||37.0° C to 23.0° C|
|Winter Temperature:||29.0° C to 9.1° C|
There are numerous forests that are present around this reserve and they are mainly utilized for the purpose of private hunting and it was during the time of Jaipur Maharajas. It was only after the project tiger launch, that there was an urge for the protection of tigers. Additionally, they also came under national project and then it was declared as the tiger reserve and that also included 8 sanctuaries and it was declared in 1970’s. During the year 1980, this tiger reserve was allotted the 275 square kilometer and then it was also expanded for inclusion of Keladevi sanctuary along with the Sawai Mansingh sanctuary. Currently, it is having an area of approximately 1332 square kilometers. Ranthambhore fort is known for existing here for more than thousand years. Moreover, it also comprises of seven hundred feet taller hill and it was constructed during 944 AD through the Chauhan ruler.
Weather And Best Time To Visit
This place is known to have the desert typical climate and that is considered to be very extreme. Moreover, this place receives the hot and dry season and that would be lasting from the month of April and it would continue till June. It is having the average temperature of approximately 37 degrees and minimum is 23 degrees. During the time of winter, the weather of this place is coolest to chilly. The winters would be starting from the month of October and they would be continuing till the March. It would be having a temperature of approximately 29 degrees and the days would be sunny and temperature would get down during the night time.
Best Time To Visit
It is recommended that you should plan your visit to this place from the month of October to June and this place is closed in all the other months.
Places To Visit
Jogi Mahal And Ranthambore Fort
This place is known to have the area of approximately 390 square kilometers and it lies in the park heart. Additionally, this placer has got the name from the fort and which was constructed during the tenth century and this is one of the ancient Rajasthan forts. It is also considered as central India important citadel control and especially in the Malwa Plateau. In order to enter this reserve, you would have to enter from fort foot and then check out the rest house that is Jogi Mahal. You would also get to view the Banyan Tree that is second largest in whole India.
This is one of the largest lakes and it is situated in this park and it has derived its name through the lotus flower. The animals of this place come here for drinking purposes and hunting lodge is known by the name of Jogi Mahal and it is located on Padam Talao banks.
This is also a lake and it is considered as second out of the three lakes and it has been extended over the lake edges. This place also serves as the drinking place for the animals and the ample of water plants would be serving as the vegetation for animals.
This is one of the little surface areas that are present in this reserve. Moreover, it is known for having some of the most wonderful bird species and that is inclusive of egrets, storks, ibis, kingfishers, herons and cranes. You would also get to check out the crocodiles.
How To Reach
If you are planning to go to this place, then take a flight from Jaipur and that is only 145 kms.
You would also get access to the trains through Sawai Madhopur station and that is situated on Delhi and Bombay route.
This place is also very well connected with the roads and you can also get access to the buses.
Flora And Fauna
This is one of the largest parks in Rajasthan and you would get to see ancient pipal, Dhok and Banyan trees. You can also check out the mango trees clusters and they are having evergreen patches. The forest is mainly deciduous dry type and you would find Dhok trees in the entire region. Some of the other species that are present here- Babul (Accasia nilotica), Am (Magnifera Indica), Ber (Zizyphus mauritania), Kadam (Authocephalus cadamba), Khair (Accacia catechu), Khajur (Phoenix sylvestris), Khejda (Prosopis specigera), Imli (Tamarindicus indica), Jamun (Syzygium cumini), Banyan (Ficus benghalensis), Mohua (Madhuca indica), Kakera (Flacourtia indica), Neem (Azadirachta indica) and many more.
Tigers are considered to be the pride of this park and you would also get to see ample number of Leopards, Hanuman langurs, Striped Hyenas, Jungle cats, Common Palm, Wild Boar, Indian Chinkara, Jackals, Yellow Bats, Sambar deer, Caracals, Black Buck, Sloth bears, Indian Porcupines, Longeared Hedgehogs, Indian Gerbilles, Rufoustailed Hare, Coomon Five striped Desert Cats, Toddy cat and many more.
This is one of the ideal places and it is having largest population of tiger. It was in year 1973 that government had started this project of tiger reserve and they were allotted with the area of 60 mi2 and then it got expanded and has got the name of Ranthambore reserve. Tourists would also get to view the bird species and that is more than 270. According to the records that are available since 1982, this reserve was having the very less population of tigers and that was only 44 at that time. Later on, the record came out that it had enhanced to 34 tigers and then 14 tiger cubs were recorded. It was due to the activities of forest officials that poaching was stopped due to a significant point. Moreover, villagers were provided with incentives and compelled to stay in the villages where as cameras were also fitted for increasing the protection levels. However, Indian government had also submitted 153 US million dollars and ultimately this project tiger was successful in saving the tigers. This reserve has also participated in Sarisksha relocation tiger reserves and Dara that was the male tiger; it was also saved through the help of a 17 Mi helicopter and this was effectually achieved on 28th of June 2008 through Vimal Raj who was the wing commander. The sad aspect was that this tiger got died on 15th of November in 2010 and the reasons of the same were not known.
In last few years, this place has been witnessing a constant decrease the population of tigers and this is mainly due to the poaching and various reasons. Certainly, there are few tigers that have been successful in saving themselves from these difficult circumstances. Tigress is popular by the name of lakes lady and it was in the young age that she was separated from parents and this was mainly due to the enhanced poaching activities. Macchli was the name of that young tigress and she was having spots on its body and due to which she was having the resemblance to fish. This tigress mated with male and then she had given birth to three cubs. One was named as the Junior Macchli and this name was similar to her mother, young cub was unable to have its own designation. The male partner could not survive for a longer period of time and this was mainly due to the disease and the confirmation of the same was given by Fateh Rathore Singh who was a forest officer. Junior Macchli got mated with a male who was known as the Bumburam and she had given birth to 2 cubs and they were known as the Broken Tail and Slant ear. Baccha is her grandson. Broken tail had gone for traveling outside park area and got killed.
The timings are as follows- 06:30 am to 10:00 am and 2:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Where To Stay
The best part is that you would easily get access to some of the luxurious hotels where you can stay. You can plan your stay at Anurah Resort or Ranthambore regency and that is only 2 kms away from Sawai Madhopur.
Ranthambore National Park,
Tourists are recommended that they should be wearing the cotton garments and woolen is perfect for the winters. You would be required to pay respective entry charges and follow all the terms and conditions.
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