The Ranthambore Bagh, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India
Wildlife, safari, camping, adventure, best time to visit is October to June
Regular visitors consider Ranthambore, as one of the best national parks in the world to see Bengal tigers, wild, in their natural habitat. But here you don’t just see Bengal tigers you see Noor, Machali, Star male, Unnis and so on. Each of Ranthambore’s denizens is well identified and The Ranthambhore Bagh, with its trained team, is perhaps your best bet to know who is who.
Often described as a “secluded ecological island surrounded by fields and over-grazed plains”, the Ranthambhore tiger reserve lies at the intersection of the Aravalis and the Vindhyan hill systems covered by Northern tropical dry deciduous forests.
The reserve lies in Rajasthan’s eastern districts of Sawai Madhopur and Karauli with the Chambal river forming its eastern boundary. The river Banas, a tributary of Chambal, flows through the reserve from the north-west to the south-east, dividing the reserve into two equal halves – the Kela Devi Sanctuary and other parts of the Reserve. Once part of the royal state of Karauli, Kela Devi Sanctuary (670 sq km) is almost half as big as the entire reserve but has little wildlife to offer as most of it is a dry “table top” plateau.