Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest national parks in northern India. It is situated 14 kilo Meters from Sawai Madhopur district and about 180 kilo Meters from Jaipur of southeastern Rajasthan in India. Being considered as one of the best place to view the powerful majestic predator Indian Tiger in the jungle. Ranthambore National Park is major wildlife tourist attraction and pulled attention of wildlife lover and photographers. Ranthambore National park is surrounded by the Vindhyas and Aravalis hill range and Ranthambore Tiger Reserve spread over an area approx 1410.64 sq.km including core and buffer area..
The vegetation of the Ranthambore is the tropical dry deciduous and tropical thorn type due to its hilly track, water is confined from narrow valleys and some lakes. There are several lakes in the park which known as Padam Talab, Raj Bagh Talab and Malik Talab. Ranthambore National Park is probably the best place in the world to see wild Indian tigers in its only dry deciduous natural habitat. Tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time. Ranthambore is also known for famous heritage site due to ruins and Fort. It is a home for different species of animals and birds.
The land of legends-Ranthambore (established-1980) in every case is unusual among the Indian reserves, with one and only reason, the presence of large number of Bengal tigers in the arena. It is the ideal destination to find a major tiger territory. If anybody knows Ranthambore it's all because of its existence as the Tigers' Paradise which was once the private hunting ground for the kings of Jaipur.
Definitely the outstanding landscape and diverse ranges of flora and fauna with typical dry deciduous elements make the environment more favorable for them. The abundance of tiger counts have probably influenced the officials to move some of them to the nearby reserve- the Sariska when the place had scarcity of the tigers.
In Ranthambore, almost every tiger has a special reputation and legend that precedes their lineages. Interestingly, every tiger-lover thronging to Ranthambore National Park has a happy tiger story to take home. From a toothless but majestic veteran (Machali, T-16) who loves to pose for the tourists and observers to her daughter, who continues that legacy by introducing her cubs to the world even if they are too young. Similarly, the tourists can equally get attracted to the yearning lover called Romeo (T-6) that tries hard to catch hold the attention of her younger companion Laila (T-41) that in turn attracts her regular mates and flirts with others; that really sounds interesting.
The recent increase in tiger count to 22 with T-9 (Durrah Female) has also been sighted with two of her cubs in the area and that superbly indexed their existence more majestically. Other cubs in the park were also discovered including two female cubs of T-5 (brought up by Daddy), 2 cubs of T-8, two cubs of T-31, 3 cubs of T-19, 2 cubs of T-26, 3 cubs of T-11, 3 cubs of T-30 & two cubs of T-13.
With all these cute cubs attaining their sub-adulthood in the coming years, the park may probably not have sufficient space to accommodate all the fresh species. That is something very interesting news for all the tiger lovers but with increase in count, their safety is the major concern today. The authority needs to extend their space to avoid another Broken-Tail story by effective planning and management.
The stories and life histories of the Royal Bengal Tigers will definitely compel you to be the impressive beholders of these imperial creatures. Let us now dwell deep into the stories and legends behind every majestic occupants of Ranthambore National Park:
India's most-photographed tigress 'Machli' has died in Ranthambore National Park.
Machhli, world’s most photographed tigress, is dead. Known as the queen of Ranthambore National Park, Machhli passed away on Thursday morning after being sick for almost a week.
its a setback for several wildlife lovers not only in India but also across the world, The tigress was 20 years old and was known by many names including the lady of the lakes and a crocodile killer.
her fight with the crocodile was highlighted a lot on media and photographs were highly acclaimed worldwide.
"Her most famous and remembered wildlife encounter is the one where she not only fought but also killed a 14 foot long crocodile, she is a legend and will remain undisputed queen of Ranthambore even if she is no more. Inspite of being in her prime even in this season she was most sought after as a lot of tourists feel that unless they have seen Machli their journey to Ranthambore remains incomplete," said a park guide adding that almost half of the tigers from Ranthambore belong to her lineage.
In fact her fame is such that she has a postage stamp, several short films-documentaries on her name and even has several Facebook pages dedicated to her.
Machli had lost all her canines during her fight with crocodile. She had given up eating five or six days prior to her death. Photographers across the world took immense pride in clicking photos of Machhli. A lot of them even shared her beautiful photos on social media. the worlds oldest tigress who turned 20, and who is often referred to as the Queen of the jungle is no more in ranthambore national park.