For A Feral Encounter – Visit Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary


Considered as a major wildlife sanctuary, Ranthambore has the highest tiger population in India, and is the foremost destination for tiger tourism in the world which has been filmed many a time. Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur region, which was acknowledged as a Wildlife Park in 1955, has now come under India’s prestigious Project Tiger since 1973.

You can encounter tigers here in this National Park, roaming in the forests, even as their splendor comes alive in all the predatory majesty. You should plan your visit to this place from around the time winter sets in, usually November through May. Apart from tigers, you can also see other animals like nilgai, sambar, chital, leopard, hyena, boars, besides a huge variety of captivating birds. You can find one of the India’s largest banyan trees here, hosting a huge group of langurs.

The animals in this sanctuary get their water supplies from three lakes in the Park. Padam Talao is the biggest lake here, which also has at its edge the majestic Jogi Mahal, constructed entirely of red sandstone. The flora of the Sanctuary is mainly made of deciduous jungle.

Another important place to visit here is the Ranthambore Fort, which was constructed in 10th century. You can hire a Jeep Safari to discover the Sanctuary, which makes your mobility within the Park easier and safe, even as you can complete the visit within three hours.

Many people do not know that this park hosts about 272 bird species, which are found near Malik Talao, Padam Talao, Rajbagh Talao, the Ranthambore Fort and Jhalra region.  You can come across birds like Nightjar, Snipes, sandpipers, Asian Palm Swifts, owls, pigeons, doves, minivets, flycatchers, Ioras, and Pipits near some of the waterholes and on trees. Some of the night birdlife is also seen in this exotic Natural Park.

The Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary has more to offer than animals; its flora and fauna are bewitching, and the three lakes found within the Park make the sanctuary akin to a Paradise on earth.  Plan your visit today.