Ranthambore Tiger reserve was established as the SawaiMadhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 and was declared a national park in 1980 and in 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include the Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi sanctuaries. The park’s deciduous forests are characteristic examples of the type of jungle found in Central India.
Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to spot the tigers in their natural jungle habitat. One can spot a tiger easily even in a broad daylight. Seeing a tiger is a matter of luck hence it is recommended to leave time for two or three safaris to improve your chances.
Other major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, striped hyena, sloth bear, southern plains gray langur, rhesus macaque and chital. The Park terrain alternates between dry deciduous forests and open grassy meadow. The flora of the Ranthambore Park includes 539 species of flowering plants.
At the centre of Ranthambore Park is the 10th-century Ranthambhore Fort. Scattered around the fort are ancient temples and mosques, hunting pavilions, crocodile-filled lakes and vine-covered chhatris (burial tombs). It stands 700 feet above the surrounding plain. Inside the fort, there are three red Karauli stone temples.
The weather of Ranthambore during the summer is very hot. The highest temperature reaches to 46°C and minimum of 23°C. The winter season strikes here in the month of November and it remain cool till the month of February. The monsoon season at this place starts from July and stays till the month of September. The core area of the park is shut in the monsoon.
Summers are not the best time to visit Ranathambore though it is the perfect time to spot the tigers of Ranthambore National Park. Monsoon makes the surroundings more beautiful and worth visiting, however; tourists at the Ranthambore Park will enjoy to the fullest during winters.
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