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RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK

RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK

 THIS PARK LIES  IN the shadow of the  Aravalli and Vindhya mountain ranges and covers a core area of 275 sq km (106 sq miles). Its razorsharp ridges, deep boulder-filled gorges, lakes and jungles are the habitat of carnivores such as the caracal, panther, jackal and hyena, numerous species of deer, and a rich variety of resident and migratory birds. The most famous resident, however, is the endangered tiger, which is spotted quite frequently at Rantbamhhore . Like other parks in the region, this was originally the hunting ground of Jaipur’s maharajas and it only became a Project Tiger Reserve in 1973.

RANTHAMBHORE

The park derives its name frome this greats rajput forests fort that it 1,000 years old and stand at height of 251 m (705ft).

SAMBAR

Larg heard of sambar (cervus unicolor) are seen around the lakes, wallowing in the water and feeding on aquatic plants, unperturbed by jeep and visitors.

RAJBAGH TALAO

Ruined pavilions stand on the banks of rajbagh talao, one of the three lakes in thr park.

BANYAN TREE

This enormous banyan tree (ficus bengalenis) lies in the ground of jogi mahal. its many spreading branches are all supported by roots.

TIGER

Sibhing the pakk,s main predator is a matterof chance, but on can often find traces of its activities.

INDIAN ROLLER BIRD

this is one of the many species of birds found in the park. THe other include birds of prey such as the crested serprnt eagle and many species of pigeons flycatchers, stoke and water birds.

SLOTH BEAR

This shaggy bear with short bind legs and a long muzzle emerges at dusk to feed. during the day it shelter in the rocky outcrops and is the rocky outcrops and is difficult to sight.

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