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Ranthambore National Park

 

Ranthambore National Park is located in Rajasthan, India. It is home to more than 40 species of mammals, 320 species of birds, 300 species of plants and 40 species of reptiles. The park has a large tiger population with an approximate figure of 85 (2018 figures). It is a dry-deciduous forest with little undergrowth. It has three very well defined seasons: – summer, winter and monsoon.

The park is situated at the junction of Aravalli and Vindhya hill range. The entire park covers an area of about 400 square kilometres. It is one of the finest places to view animals in their natural habitat. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1957 and a national park in 1981.

 

Fast Facts: –

  • Ranthambore National Park is also known as the tiger country.
  • From November to March is the best time to explore Ranthambore.
  • The park is named after a huge fort that towers over the park.
  • This park has Banas River to its North and Chambal River to its South.
  • Ranthambore Park is a combination of dry tropical forests, lakes, streams, rocky terrain and grassy meadows.
  • The park also has the second largest banyan tree in the country.
  • The common frog is the only amphibian species that can be found in the Ranthambore National Park.
  • The park is closed from July to September due to the monsoon season and it is also the mating season for tigers.
  • This park gained the protection of “Project Tiger’ in 1974.
  • It receives an average annual rainfall of around 800 mm.
  • Ranthambore National park is the best place to spot Bengal Tigers during daytime.
  • There are over 540 flowering plant species.
  • Many reptiles can be found here like: – monitor lizards, marsh crocodiles, vipers, tortoises, Indian chameleon, cobras etc.

 

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