Situated in the State of Rajasthan in Western India it is home of the wild tigers, the majestic mammals, and birds. The destination was a hunting reserve of the erstwhile Maharajahs of Jaipur. Old monuments like a fort or a hunting lodge, temples and huge reservoirs built during the heydays of the Rajput kings can be seen on the game rides. Some of these are in a preserved state while many are in a state of absolute decline.
Tigers rule over the ramparts of the fort and other hunting pavilions some of them also breed in the vacated buildings and flourish. At Ranthambhore hunting is banned as also all over the country. Hence tigers a breeding well and their population is on the rise.
A small portion of the reserve is open for tourism which is divided into many zones. This is where the safari jeeps ply ferrying eager tourists keen on sighting the tiger and other animals. These safaris are organized and a permit is required for excursions. Mainly open jeeps and canters are allowed to enter the park for the game rides.
Being part of the Golden Triangle tour which comprises of a visit to Jaipur, Agra for Taj Mahal and New Delhi, the reserve receives a large number of visitors every year. Some tour operators offer packages that include destination close by such as Udaipur or Jodhpur.
The place is home to the tiger, leopard, sloth bear and number of deer species. On a safari one can see the animals mentioned here and also the Nilgai antelope, wild boar, langur monkey and the peacocks. The sightings of these animals make your forest excursions extremely exciting. For tourists with more specialized interests birds abound throughout the park. A large variety of avian can be checklist during the tours.
Other creatures seen in the wild are the marsh crocodiles and monitor lizards. The crocodiles hang around the water bodies surrounded by tall grass. These are the venues of fights between the tiger and the crocodile over a prey killed by them. Incidentally, the thrilling actions here have been filmed by major companies especially that of the tigress killing a deer in the water. The tigress was called Machli and she discovered a way to hunt deer in the water which is a grand spectacle now.
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In order to support tourism the infrastructure comprises of good roads to the preserve as well as a number of heritage and star wildlife resorts nearby. Wildlife resorts are the major attraction of high-end clients. Many holidaymakers on tiger safari at Ranthambhore stay in these luxurious palaces.
The destination is closest to Jaipur and is about a few rides. A six-hour drive is required to reach Jaipur from New Delhi the Capital of India.