Attraction of many foreign tourists and remarkable touristic favouriste Sanctuary,” Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve “in Rajasthan which is the hottest state of India is Pride of Bharatpur range. Ranthambhore National Park has attracted not only the visitor or tourist of abroad but also National top class leaders, Indian Prime Minister, Late Shri Rajeev Gandhi, well-known leaders, emperors and minister have quietened their curiosity and got pleasure in visiting the world fame sanctuary. Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve includes distinct area with varied conservation history virtually separated geographically with narrow corridors linking them to the cure, Ranthambhore National Park, Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary. These are attraction center of many tourists of nation and abroad.
RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK
Ranthambhore National Park is named after the famous historic Ranthambhore fortress for bravery. It is well-known for its attractive natural beauty due to attention capturing views. These are the heart-touching sights and scenery of majestic fort of Ranthmabhore which are part and parcel of the National Park. It is situated at the junction of the Aravallis and the Vindhyas. It is a unique and attractive composition of natural and historical richness.
This Tiger reserve lies between 23.11 to 25 .54’ north latitude and 73.22’to 76.36’ east longitudes. It is situated in the south eastern part of Rajasthan in both districts named Sawai Madhopur and Karauli. The Reserve is located on the Western bank of Keladevi Sanctuary. A significant geological feature, the Great Boundary Fault where the Vindhyas were brought against the ancient Aravallis passes from here.
Project Tiger was founded in 1973 due to continue threat to the tiger by the Government of India. Ranthambhore was the smallest of nine chosen tiger habitats. Ranthambhore become a National Park in 1980. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary. The Tiger Reserve was enlarged to include the Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi Sanctuary. The sanctuary is bounded with beauty.
The total area of Tiger reserve is 1394.47sq.km, 772.63 sq.km of which falls in Sawai Madhopur district and the rest of 621.84sq.km falls in Karauli district. Ranthmabhore National Park has attracted and attracting many many tourists from all over the world.
This sanctuary is a fragile ecological system where the Tiger shares with other carnivores as leopard and caracal. The Reserve lies at the edge of plateau and is bounded to the north by the Banas Riverand to the south by the Chambal River. The park has very nice lake systems that have healthy and strong population of Indian marsh crocodile and are favourite haunts of the tiger due to adequate prey. Ranthambhore National Park is known for its availability of Tigers and is one of the best places of glorious India. It provides us pleasure due to its natural beauty. Many tourists of abroad have sung its beauty songs.
The Keladevi Sanctuary is the northern extent ion of Ranthmabhore Tiger Reserve in both districts Karauli and Sawai Madhopur. There are enough hills in its southern, northern and eastern parts. At many places, it has surprising features of two separate ridges running parallel to each other. Their views are very effective and impressive. The tourists attract at this sight. The forest in this area is dense. The sanctuary is bounded to the west by river Banas and to the south by the River Chambal.
The Banas finally falls into the Chambal. There are some gorges due to high moisture retention and coaler temperature, are nature’s treasure houses. They are called as “khoh” by the local people. The slopes of the Khohs are covered with thick and beautiful groves. These Khohs are the most suitable habitat for wild life. Some interesting and impressive khohs are as keladevi , Nibhera, Kudka, Chiarmul, Ghanteshwas tail and Chide. The forest cover is fairly spread out in the other parts.