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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What is the history and culture of Ranthambore?

Chandralekha Singh DEC 10 2012
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Ranthambore is one of the largest national parks in Northern India that is a sought after destination for wildlife lovers. Ranthambore is a little hill town that received its name from two hills namely Ran and Thambor. It is a sanctuary to many exotic species of the animal kingdom. Spread across an area of 392 sq km., Ranthambore National Park is famous for being a Project Tiger Reserve. It is a major wildlife tourist attraction of India. A number of wildlife lovers turn up to the destination every year to have a sight of these majestic creatures. The best time to visit this dry deciduous forest is in the month of Mayand November. This magnificent jungle that was once a part of the forests of central India is bounded by Banas river to the north and Chambal river to the south. It has been named after the historic Ranthambore fortress, which lies within the national park.

Ranthambore National Park is famous for its tigers and will surely acquire a top spot in your favourites if you are a photographer . For a relatively small area, the park has a rich diversity of fauna and flora and the species list includes 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles including the
Marsh Crocodile & amphibians and 30 mammals. Ranthambore National Park is open from 1st October to 30th June (July - September closed to visitors). Ranthambore also houses one of the largest banyan trees in India.

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