Wilderness of the Ranthambore National Park is what attracts the tourists to flock around this majestic area located in the heart of the state of Rajasthan. With the sun beating down on the forests of Ranthambore and the big cats lurking in the yellow shrubs of the landscape, Ranthambore is one place where adventure comes easy. One cannot stop but delve deep to know more about Ranthambore and its history, which is shrouded behind the curtains. Have a look:
Located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, this national park gets its name from the famous Ranthambore Fort, located within the territory of the park and was built by the Rajputana Kingdom, the Chauhans in particular. The Ranthambore national park, when it was established in 1955 was christened with the name ‘Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary’ by the Government of India. As the importance of the area grew with time, it was declared as one of the areas which would come under Tiger Reserve with the beginning of ‘Project Tiger’ in the country in 1973.
Then in 1980, it was given the status of National park and as it is known today, was called as – The Ranthambore National Park. With the ever growing success of the Project Tiger and the proficient management of the park, the adjacent forest areas of the park were also declared as protected and were given the name of Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi sanctuary. After this landmark, the Ranthambore National park acquired its present stature in 1991 with the inclusion of the two surrounding sanctuaries. Home to the majestic Big Cats, Ranthambore now stands tall in all its opulence, carving its niche and making a mark homing within itself a UNESCO World heritage Site (The Ranthambore Fort), staying as the best adventure location of India and all over the world.
With three well defined seasons – the summers, the winters and the monsoons, traversing through the Ranthambore is a little difficult as the maximum temperature surpasses 45°C in the months of May and June and in winters it drops down to 10°C. Thus to visit the national park it is necessary to work out a middle path. The best time to visit the Ranthambore National Park starts from 1st October and remains until 30th June. The rest of the time period the park remains closed as no visitors are allowed within the park.
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