About Destination :
Ranthambore National Park is located in Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan Located at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill range, this is one of the finest places to view animals, especially the magnificent Tiger!!!! If anybody knows Ranthambore it's all because of its existence as the Tigers' Paradise which was once the private hunting ground for the kings of Jaipur. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1957 and in 1974 it gained the protection of "Project Tiger". In 1981, it was declared as a National Park. The outstanding landscape and diverse ranges of flora and fauna with typical dry deciduous elements make the environment more favourable for them. The abundance of tiger counts have probably influenced the officials to move some of them to the nearby reserve- the Sariska when the place had scarcity of the tigers. The Park is dotted with structures that remind you of bygone eras. There are many water bodies located all over the park, which provide perfect relief during the extremely hot summer months for the forest inhabitants. A huge fort, after which the park is named, towers over the park atop a hill. There are many ruins of bygone eras scattered all over the jungle, which give it a unique, wonderful and mixed flavour of nature, history and wildlife. Tigers at Ranthambore National park have been known to even hunt in full view of human visitors.
In Ranthambore, almost every tiger has a special reputation and legend that precedes their lineages. Interestingly, every tiger-lover thronging to Ranthambore National Park has a happy tiger story to take home.
About Fort :
Taking a step further in its conservation, the reserved area was declared as ‘Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary’ in 1955 by Indian government which later on transferred under the ‘Project Tiger’ in 1973. And from there onwards the sheer woody surrounding of Ranthambore Fort became Ranthambore Tiger Reserve with a full ban on animals poaching and hunting.
Today, Ranthambore National Park is considered as one of the best places all those who love to watch the most beloved wild cat-TIGER. Other wild animals in the park include leopard, hyena, wild boar, sambar and chital. The park is also the place that bears one of India’s largest banyan trees.