Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan State of India, in counted among most popular Tiger Reserves of India. It is located in South-East of Rajasthan State of India which lies in North India. Due to easy access from Delhi (360kms/07:00hrs), it is most frequently visited national park by foreign tourists in India. It is, once a princely game conserve is the scene where the celebrated Indian Tigers are best seen. Ranthambore is also spelt as Ranthambhor also. It is popular for Wildlife & 1000 years old abandoned Fortress in Jungle & tigers friendly to human presence. Tiger is the specialty of this national park. It is spread over an area of 392 sq. kms. and was established as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in year 1955. In year 1973, it was declared as a Project Tiger Reserve. Ranthambore National Park lies on the junction of Aravali & Vindhya ranges, bounded to the north by the Banas River and by Chambal River in south. One can find number of lakes inside the Tiger Reserve. Park is full of wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. Tigers, Crocodiles,Leopards, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, Spotted Deer etc. Presence of large Banyan Tree is also important attraction of park and is said to be among the oldest Banyan trees in India.
One can see wonderful diversity of birds in Ranthambore National Park. Flocks of Peafowl can be most often seen birds here. Presence of number of lakes inside park area offers fabulous bird watching opportunities. Bronze-winged Jacanas, Pheasant-tailed Jacanas and Cotton Pygmy Geese are commonly seen on lake sites. In addition to it, Treepie, Indian Coursers, Rufous-tailed Finch Lark (Indian endemic), Strok-billed Kingfisher, Black-rumped Flameback, Painted Spurfowl, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Small Minivet, Bush Quail can be seen in grassland and woodland regions of park during game drives. If we will be lucky enough, we can see 5 species of Owls also in the park safari including Eagle Owl, Brown Fish Owl, Collared Scops Owl.