Ranthambore National Park

Posted by Deep Narayan Tew on February 24th, 2021

Tiger safari and Wildlife tour experience

Ranthambore National Park is amongst the best national park for Tiger Safari in India, and also one of the most visited and densely populated regions when it comes to the number of unique species of flora and fauna found here. Ranthambore lies between two of the oldest and greatest geographical formations of India – the Arravalis and the Vindhya range. The forest spreads over an area of 515 sq. miles, of which 151 sq. miles make up for the wildlife reserves.

Among the major attractions at the national park is the Ranthambore tiger safari. The majestic tigers have become rather accustomed to the presence of humans over the years and are considered to be diurnal, meaning they could be easily spotted during the day. The fact that tigers are the most photographed of wild animal species makes Ranthambore an ideal spot for tiger tours.  Ranthambore is also rich in bird life with around 300 species of birds. Infact for a keen bird watcher Ranthambore and the surrounding area is a paradise. Some interesting resident species of birds are large Cormorant, Painted Spurfowl, Sarus Crane, bronzed winged Jacana, Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Nightjar, Painted Sandgrouse, Great horned owl and many more regular winter

Ranthambore , landscape includes rocky hill crests which descend to open valleys between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges, dotted with water pools and fruit trees, this park gets its name from the thousand-year-old fortress, which looms above the forest. Well known for the diurnal activity of tigers, Ranthambore is a very special and unusual area where a natural present meets a historical past. Sambar, cheetal, chinkara, nilgai and languor. The elusive leopard and tigers are found in this reserve with tourists standing a very good chance of seeing tigers during the safaris. Dotted across the landscape are the crumbling ruins of its past glory, be it chatris or cupolas, like palaces or old guard posts, all of which reinforce the magical and ethereal quality of this great wilderness

Zones at Ranthambore 

Typically, every National Park is divided into 3 kinds of zones: Core, Buffer, and Reserved.

The core zone is the protected area of the jungle. It acts as a referral point on the natural state of the ecosystems represented by the biosphere reserves. Wildlife and natural resources are strictly protected by the forest department.  The buffer zone is where animals and a percentage of human life co-exist peacefully. Lastly, a reserved forest acts as a virtual boundary for the forest. That being said, animals don’t know what a “zone” is. They roam around freely in the entire forest for it is their home.

Ranthambore is a unique park that has its zones numbered and not named. Initially, it only had 5 zones, however, as the park gained popularity and got attention from wildlife enthusiasts, the park was expanded to accommodate 10 zones. Each of these 10 zones is thriving with unique flora and fauna. When you’re on a Ranthambore national park safari, make sure to ask your guide about exploring the zones to their fullest. 

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