Tiger! Yelled the guide. We froze. There was an undercurrent of excitement in his voice even though the only thing that we could see from the enclosed jeep was a brown barren rock amidst the knee high grass. The guide handed us the binoculars and we scanned the range ahead of us. There, lo and behold, was a small black spot which was certainly not a rock because it was moving. There it was just as we had seen in magazine and films making its way slowly towards the lake in Ranthambore National Park. It seemed to be ... read more
Ranthambore National Park
Area : 400 sq km approx./ 39,200 hectares.
Established : 1955 as a sanctuary, 1973 as a tiger reserve, 1981 as a national park.
About Ranthambore National Park:
Ranthambore National Park is situated in India's north western state of Rajasthan, near the town of Sawai Madhopur, midway between Bharatpur and Kota townships. It is surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravali hill ranges and is very near to the outer fringes of the Thar Desert. The entire area has sprawling tracts of the d... read more
Ranthambhore, in the state of Rajasthan, is one of the smallest Project Tiger reserves. It's name comes from the vast fort that stands in the middle of the forest. The name Ranthambore is derived from two hills in the area, Ran and Thanbhor. Another version says that Ranthambhore was once called Rana Stambhapura or City of the Pillars of War!
The Ranthambhore National Park at the junction of the Aravalis and the Vindhayas is a unique juxtaposition of the natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuous... read more