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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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Enjoy Nature’s Wild At Ranthambhore!

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A tiger Safari is on everyone’s wish list and Ranthambhore in Rajasthan is perhaps the most prominent destination for tiger spotting. But in real life not everyone is lucky enough. Most of the times when you go in search of a tiger at Ranthambhore National Park you often come away with disappointment. For travellers coming to Ranthambhore for 2-3 days and going for multiple safaris but not sighting a tiger is a real displeasure.

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In winters it is not easy to wake up dutifully when it is dawn and get dressed in layers for a drive in an open jeep with cameras ready. Similarly, riding through the dhok trees on a hot summer afternoon finishing your water bottles even when you are half through makes it tough and that disappointment of not seeing the majestic beast makes it coarser. In monsoon most of the zones of National Park are already closed hence depriving travellers to visit Ranthambhore during this time of the year.

But don’t be disappointed as the beauty of this unique forest, the magnificence of colorful birds, the fun of spending quality time in nature with family and friends away from the gadgets are all too special. The refreshing expanses of blooming forests, azure skies, and fresh air amidst wild surroundings give your soul a soothing break.

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Of course, the spectacle of seeing Tigress with cubs or capturing a mating scene or a kill sequence is altogether a different experience but don’t let your Wild life vacations focused on these pleasures only.

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Trips to jungle make you learn to recognize mating calls, alert calls and identifying footprints. Get into the conversation with your guide who will share so many jungle stories including some gruesome attacks by the tigers. You will get to see ample photographers with all photographic gears.

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Moreover, one can take a walk over the crumbling ruins of an ancient fort of Ranthambhore,or opt for a village safari to have an insight into the life of local villagers. One can also visit Dastakar to find how the local artisans are keeping alive the traditional art forms and taking them to international market.

 

Ranthambhore offers luxury hotels, boutique hotels and budget hotels for all types of travellers.

Where to Stay

http://www.nahargarh.com/

http://www.ranthambhorekothi.com/

http://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-ranthambhore-vanyavilas-resort/

http://sujanluxury.com/sher-bagh/ 

http://www.thepugmarkresort.com/

http://www.tigerdenresort.com/