Ranthambore National Park is a vast wildlife reserve near the town of Sawai Madhopur, in Rajasthan. It is home to tigers, leopards, and marsh crocodiles.
Its landmarks include the imposing Ranthambore Fort, built on a hilltop in the 10th century, and the Ganesh Mandir temple. Padam Talao Lake, also in the park, is well-known for its abundance of water lilies.
- The wildlife reserve of Ranthambore National park is located in Rajasthan.
- This is one of Northern India’s largest and most well-known national parks.
- Ranthambore National Park is 392 square km in size.
- The park is well known for its tigers, and it is one of India’s best places to witness majestic carnivores in their natural habitat.
- The main rivers in the district are the Banas, Moral, and Chambal.
Which month is ideal for visiting Ranthambore?
- The park is closed from July to September during the monsoon season, which is also mating season for the animals.
- From April to June, the best time to visit Ranthambore for wildlife viewing is just before the rains.
Is it possible to see tigers in Ranthambore?
- Seeing a tiger up close and personal in the wild is truly thrilling and uncommon.
- The World Wildlife Fund estimates that there are only about 3,900 wild tigers in the world.
- In Ranthambore National Park about 60 to 62 tigers roam within the 400-square-kilometers (154-square-mile).
Which tiger is most famous in Ranthambore National Park?
Machali tigress (Hindi for “fish”; code name: T-16; c.)
Labeled as T-16, she was usually found near Ranthambore National Park’s water bodies and soon inherited the title “Lady of the Lake” from her mother.
Machli had been the star attraction of Ranthambore National Park for years. She was the longest-surviving Royal Bengal tigress in the park at the age of 20. Endangered Royal Bengal tigers live on average for 10 to 15 years.
- Machli attacked crocodiles, defended cubs from males, and survived for years with one eye in her 19 years.
- Machli’s fierce determination and unique appearance have made her a tiger legend (Legend Among Tigers).