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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Ranthambore for Wildlife Safari in Summers!

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tiger.jpgSummer season is here again in its full bloom and the first thing that hits our mind about summers is the sweltering heat. Well, for the wildlife freaks there isn’t any better time to get into the lush forest of Ranthambore National Park. It is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur.

Read to know the reasons why we are suggesting Summers as the best time  for Ranthambhore-

  1. One of the best place to see Feline Wonders- Yes, Ranthambhore Forest is one such place that has maximum tiger density when compared to any other tiger reserve of the country. The number of tigers increased to 60 in 2016. There are 10 zones in the national park and each zone has marked territories for several tigers. It is believed that zones 1 to 5 are the best places for spotting tigers. The remaining zones have lesser sightings for tigers.
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Tigress T-60 with her cub, Ranthambhore, June 16.

 

2. Chances of sightings not so rare-  As the deciduous forest is at its driest state, chances of sighting grows manifolds. Your eyes can wander through the wide dried jungle giving you far better chance to see the feline wonder even from a distance which is not the case in winters when the jungle is lush green. When the hot and blazing sun dries up all the water bodies in the forests, it becomes easier to see denizens of the wild who are forced to quench their thirst at these tiny oases left in this dry season of the year.

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Tigress T-17, May 2012

3. Varied Habitat- Apart from that the great Landscape of Ranthambore is a sight to behold in itself; it is evident that Ranthambore is the only place which has ravines, lakes, vast fields, small plateaus and valleys, hilltops, rugged land all at one place. Besides the presence of historical ravines, the great Ranthambore Fort within the National Park makes up for a terrific backdrop for photography.

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4. Glimpse near the water body– Birds and animals of the park appear panting and their usual movements become soporific as they spend most of their time in the shade of survived trees, which are left around perennial waterholes. This state of the deciduous forest in dry season creates a perfect condition for observing wildlife with the maximum chances of sightings because all the wildlife creatures will eventually pay a visit to have water; you just have to wait patiently around the water bodies.

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RNP owl

 

The most amazing thing is this formation of several water belts in Ranthambore National Park.  No matter how grilling the sun is, if you really wish to see the tigers then these are the spots you should drive to.

 

Another interesting advantage of visiting Ranthambore National Park in summer is the increasing alarm-calls or distress-calls emitted by langurs, when they see a predator. This helps in getting the direction as where to drive for tiger sighting. And without the benefit of covering grasses the tigers can be easily sighted, as the dry and sparse vegetation during summers is conducive for a clear glimpse into the heart of the jungle.

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Ruins of Ranthambhore

5. The Vintage Backdrop- Ranthambhore National Park carries with it decades of history. Witnessing the grandeur of majestic tiger against the glory of bygone era can not be experienced anywhere else as in its premises stands many archaeological remnant.

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So the next time if you are wondering what could be the best time to visit Ranthambore, don’t allow the prospect of soaring temperature to divert your plans. We bet it is summer with its equivalent heat for sure, which is the coolest time to visit Ranthambore National Park.

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Now Monsoon Safari In Ranthambore National Park

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Now Monsoon Safari In Ranthambore National Park

Sariska Tiger Reserve started monsoon safari this year and now it’s the turn of Ranthambhore National Park. From August to September, you will be able to visit Zones 6 to 10 of the park famous for its Tiger population. This is definitely a good news for those who want to experience forests in rain.

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Ranthambhore is one of the favorite wildlife parks of wildlife enthusiasts all over the world. The dense forests and elusive animals always hold the charm. The regular safaris start from October and that’s a great time to spot tigers.

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If you want to visit Ranthambore in the season starting October, online bookings are open now. The bookings started today on 10th August. Better hurry and plan your next visit to the wilds!

Monsoon brings an end to the safari season in wildlife sanctuaries

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With the monsoon season approaching, comes a disappointing news for all safari lovers, photographers  and travelers. The season for safari in wildlife sanctuary will be closing on 30th June 2016 and is expected to remain closed till 30th September 2016. The safaris and reserves of Rajasthan include Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Keolado National Park, Darrah Sanctuary, Sajjangarh Santuary, Kumbalgarh Sanctuary, Desert national Park, Mount Abu Sanctuary, SitaMata Sanctuary and Tal Chapper Sanctuary.

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There are various safety reasons due to which the safaris in the sanctuaries of Rajasthan  remains closed during this time. One of them being heavy rainfall due to which the tracks lose its shape and the water collects which may shoot up the chances of accidents.  peacock

 

The other reason is that this is the breeding season for many animals. It is optimal for the survival of the young in terms of factors such as ambient temperature, water and food availability and also behavioral changes in many animals. Related interests and behaviors are expressed and accepted during this period.

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Also, the growth in flora and fauna hikes up vegetation covers which spreads over the roads and tracks increasing the chances of attacks by wild animals and also the poisonous plants that grow alongside that may harm the visitors. Hence, for your safety, it will remain closed this season.

Grand Old Tigress Machali at RAnthambhore National Park

But , hey, don’t be disappointed. Rajasthan provides a wide scape for tourism. Those who want to travel must not cancel their plans due to this reason. Rajasthan welcomes you all with open hearts and wide arms. It’s a state that offers immense opportunities of exploring various cities, heritage sites, and culture . It’s the perfect time to  explore all that while the sanctuaries remains closed.

For more details about the places you can discover in Rajasthan, please wait until the next blog comes up!

Khamma Ghani! 🙂

Ranthambhore National Park opens tomorrow with a slight hike in fares!

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As the monsoon is done with its brilliant shower throughout the season and gave all the reasons to the jungle to flourish; the jungle is full of surprises and incredible adventures for all the wildlife enthusiasts who are already set for the season’s first jungle safari.

Absolutely, now the time is for us to experience the breathtaking surprises of Jungle with all the National Parks officially opening for tourist Safaris from tomorrow i.e. October 01, 2013.

Once again you will witness the incredible activities of wild at its peak. The Ranthambhore National Park will once again break into chilling cacophony of languor shrieks, sambar calls and chartering of birds. The sound of fear and excitement, and a fierce tiger enjoying its prey or playing with its little cubs!!

Forest Officials informed that there is a slight hike in the safari fares from October01, 2013. Those who have booked the safari earlier will have to pay the difference at the time of their safari. But this in never going to be a constrain because such great fun and adventure is worth a little more splurge!

Get ready with all your gears and safari backpack, because this time wild and wilderness would have an all new excitement with little tiger cubs, migrated animals, lush flora and the legendary time honored oldest big cat ‘Machhli”

Ranthambhore’s Machli receives special honor

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Having given her bit to theRanthambhore tiger reserve, it is now honor time for Machli, A commemorative postal cover on her is released by Rajasthan CM Mr. Ashok Gehlot and Tourism Minister Bina Kak on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

The postal department of India will carry the picture of this Ranthambhore National Park’s tigress on its envelope. In a few months, a postal stamp will also be released on Machli.

‘Machli’ is a seventeen year old tigress who rules Ranthambhore, a tigress whose majesty is assured as much by the gaze of millions she arrests with the distinctive ‘fish’ mask outlining her eyes.

The legend of Machli as the world’s most photographed cat with stripes, as she’s regarded, has survived a generation, and there are many who wish it would last another. After all, the tiger’s survival is a cause dear to us all.

Machli’s popularity is not astonishing for nothing. She is the world’s oldest documented tiger alive. Hundreds of photographers attest to her fame, helped along in no small measure by the picturesque setting against which she has spent a life being captured on film, the deceptive serenity of the lake territory along an Aravalli ridge crowned by the imposing ramparts of the Ranthambhore Fort.

Machli’s lack of camera shyness has given dozens the thrill of watching a big cat hunt in broad daylight. She is totally oblivious of humans in a jeep.

It’s a rarity that has given Machli the honor of a ‘lifetime achievement award’ bestowed upon her by Travel Operators for Tigers (TOFT) The tigress now has her territory in Lakarda area of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.

Soon from October 01, 2013 as the jungle opens, Ranthambhore will break into a chilling cacophony of langoor shrieks and sambar calls. It would perhaps be the sound of fear And Machli would be correctly identified!!

Tiger Tourism Ban continues till next hearing on 3rd October, 2012

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Tiger tourism ban in core areas to stay until next court hearing on Oct 3rd. However in all probabilities the parks are opening post the final hearing in October.

The tourism sector in Rajasthan is eagerly waiting for Supreme Court’s hearing on the interim ban on tourism in the core areas of Tiger tourism across the country.  The final verdict would decide whether the travel and tourism companies can do bookings for the already arrived tourism season in the state.

We are looking forward to Supreme Court’s orders to lift the ban and let enthusiastic travelers from across the world enjoy the sight of great Bengal tigers and jungle safaris in Ranthambore National Park and Sariska!

Ranthambore’s green cover expands after torrential rain

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Fifty-two tigers against a backdrop of lush green undergrowth, springs, waterfalls and brimming water bodies. This and much more await tourists this season at Ranthambore tiger reserve. The torrential rain in the state for the past one week, though threw life out of gear in most places, has added more greenery to the forests in the state.

Though the national park is now closed for tourism due to monsoon, it is scheduled to open on October 1. “Torrential rain has done a world of good to forests in the state. While the water bodies in Ranthambore are overflowing, the rains have virtually turned the reserve into a rainforest. If tourism is ever allowed in the reserves, it will be a treat for the visitors,” an official said.

“The rain has also added to the green cover of the reserve. With no entry for tourists or vehicles, nothing has been able to disturb the undergrowth in the forests.

Source: TOI