Ranthambore, in Rajasthan, is the pride of India when it comes to the diverse environmental habitats. The region is famous for the Ranthambore national park and in order to approach this national park, one has to reach Sawai Madaopur district. This environmental reserve is located in fusion between Vindya and Aravali mountain ranges.
The core area of park is 400 sq km. This national park along with the Sawai Man Singh sanctuary has an area of 500 sq km. This national park was declared wildlife sanctuary in the year 1957 and in the year 1974; the park attained the status of Tiger Reserve under the Project Tiger launched by the government of India for the preservation of the endangered species. In the year 1981, this environmental reserve was declared national park by the ministry of environment, government of India. In this national park, there is an old fort by the name Ranthambore fort and the fort reminds one of the bygone eras. One can see the tiger during the day in this park because the tigers of Ranthambore do not fear the human beings. This becomes a blessing in disguise for the humans because they can seethe tigers in open during the day. Even at times, the visitors or environmentalists see the tigers hunting their prey in the broad daylight before them.
Ranthambore national park is the paradise for the environmental photographer and one must have seen the various photographs of tigers of this park in magazines or the encyclopedias of the environment. Apart from the tiger, there are predators like hyena, jungle cats, leopards and many other wild beasts. Apart from that, one can find the sambar deer etc in this park. There are many deadly reptiles in this park and these include crocodiles, Russell vipers, rat snakes, lizards and many more. Ranthambore is a paradise for the ornithologist also because of the bird species in large numbers. The number of bird species in this national park exceeds two hundred and seventy. Some of the bird species in this park include pelican, Indian Gray hornbills, Bulbul, Ibis, Egrets and much more. Enjoy the jeep safari in the Ranthambore national park and have a closer view of fauna and flora.