For people who harbor an interest in wildlife, a safari may sound like a golden phrase to them. It offers them a unique opportunity to come face to face with various wild animals and observe them.
In India, Ranthambore Wildlife National Park is a place that offers the same. This park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan and is approximately 130 km from the pink city, Jaipur.
It is house for a number of animals such as hyenas, sloth bears, leopards, black bucks, caracals and most important, the national animal of India, the tiger.
There are also a variety of birds that can be found here such as Graylag Goose, Woodpeckers, Indian Gray Hornbills, Common Kingfisher, Pheasants and a lot more.
Covering an area of about 400 square kilometers, the green environment and the wildlife that it harbors, has made it one of the important spots in the list of indian travel destinations. Initially, it was set up as a hunting destination for the Maharajas of Jaipur. They used it for hunting tigers and this carried on till a ban was enforced on tiger-hunting.
Under ‘Project Tiger’, Ranthambore Wildlife National Park was declared a tiger sanctuary. The park is one of the best locations to spot the tigers while on safari. The tigers here are used to the presence of safari vehicles which is an advantage for nature lovers as well as wildlife photographers. The tigers are spotted quite frequently.
The park is not only a location for exploring nature and wildlife but also a place of historical heritage. Throughout the area, there are ruins scattered of historical buildings that must have been there during different eras.
There is also the famous Ranthambore fort which is believed to have been built by a Chauhan ruler. The exterior as well as the interior of the fort are breath-taking and can be seen as fine specimens of excellent craftsmanship.
The Ranthambore Wildlife National Park in Ranthambore is a mesmerizing location for historians, nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts!
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