Tiger - Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, India


Ranthambhore National Park is one of the largest and most famous national parks in northern India. Ranthambhore was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India, and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. It acquired the status of a national park in 1980 and was enlarged in 1991 to include nearby areas as well.

Ranthambhore wildlife sanctuary is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. Spread across an area of 329 sq km, there are about 28 tigers here. It has three lakes, Padam Talab, Raj Bagh Talab and Milak Talab. One can spot a variety of storks and ducks in these water basins which also have crocodiles. Save the reservoirs, the forests are dry with kikar trees, a trait characteristic to the Aravallis. These forests with their red and brown coloration have their own visual appeal.

It is home to a wide variety of exquisite flora and fauna which includes 300 trees, 50 aquatic animals, 272 birds, 12 reptiles and 30 mammals. Amust visit for someone who loves exploring wildlife, it is thus a destination that promises to be an experience of a lifetime.