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Ranthambore National Park

Updated: Feb 21

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Ranthambore National Park, which is named after the Ranthambore Fort became a national park on 1st November 1920. It is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. The park is spread over an area of 1,334km2. This park is dense, undisturbed, and primeval. It was once known as the hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Jaipur.

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The park is only 7.8 kilometers away from Astroport Ranthambore. Once you reach the park you can take a safari and explore the park. The park is famous for the faunas such as the Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman langurs, Common Palm Civets or Toddy cat, Common Yellow Bats, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears, Blackbucks, Rufous-tailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Desert Cats, Five striped Palm Squirrels, Long-eared Hedgehogs, Ratels, Small Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Civets, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines, and Common mongoose. Various species of reptiles are also found in this park.

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Ranthambore is one of the most sought after places to see tigers. Seeing them in their natural habitat is altogether a different experience than seeing them caged. They don't look intimidated, but they look fierce. They look majestic. There are also a variety of birds you will find there like, Brahminy Starling, Oriental White Ibis, Wooly-Necked-Stork, River Tern, Indian Scops - owl, Large Grey Babbler, Purple Heron, Hoopoe, Greater Coucal, Indian Pond-heron, Rufous Treepie, Black Drongo, Ruddy Shelduck, Bar-headed goose, Peacock, Brown rock, Red-wattled Lapwing, Purple Sunbird, Grey Francolin, and Baya Weaver.

Make sure to get your camera ready when you are there, you don't want to miss any sightings. These lovely birds chirping, squirrels running and hiding, it will all be very beautiful.

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