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Ranthambore National Park : North India

Ranthambhore National Park, once a princely game reserve is the place where the celebrated Indian tigers are best seen. Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve lies on the junction of Aravali and Vindhyas just 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur in Eastern Rajasthan. It sprawls over a varying and undulating landscape. The scenery changes dramatically from the gentle and steep slopes of the Vindhyas to the sharp and conical hills of the Aravali. A tenth century fort also blends amicably with the background.

Pure sands of Dhok (Anogeissus pendula) interspersed with grasslands at the plateaus, meadows in valleys and luxuriant foliage around the canals make the jungle. Three big lakes – Padam Talab (meaning Lake), Malik Talab and Raj Bagh – are similar turquoises studded in the vast forest that abounds with aquatic vegetation including duckweeds, lilies and lotus.

Location
Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India
Nearest Rail Head
Sawai Madhopur
Nearest Airport
Jaipur
Area
1334 sq. km (Combining Core and Buffer forest)
Vegetation
Dry deciduous forest
Established
1980
Major Wildlife Attractions
Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Striped Hyena, Sloth Bear, Crocodile, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai
Best Time to visit
October to June