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Ranthambore Travel Guide
Located on the intersection of Aravalli and Vindhyas, Ranthambore National Park is approximately 11 km from Sawai Madhopur. Once a princely game preserve, Ranthambore is the best place to get a glimpse of the Tiger. The geography of the park ranges from gentle and steep slopes of the Vindhyas to sharp and conical hills of the Aravalli. Having a unique topography, the jungle is scattered with grasslands at the plateaus, pastures in gorges and flourishing foliage around the canals. Read on this Ranthambore travel guide to more about this National Park:
The sanctuary has river Chambal in the south and river Banas in the north bordering it. Dry deciduous forest, open grassy paddock, several lakes and rivers that make up the park can be passed through only by the roads built by the Forest department. Another dominating feature of the Tiger Reserve is the Ranthambore Fort, dating back to the 10th century. There are three big lakes in the sanctuary, the Padam Talab (Lake), Malik Talab and Raj Bagh.
Apart from the tiger, the main attraction of the Ranthambore National Park tour, the park is also rich in other wildlife. Other wild life in the reserve include Leopard, Caracal, Hyena, Jackal, Jungle cat, Marsh crocodiles, Wild boar, Bears Deer, etc. Ranthambore in Rajasthan, India also houses a wide variety of birds, both resident as well as migratory. Approximately 272 species of birds have been observed in the park. The park opens for sightseeing half hour before sunrise and closes down half hour after sunset.