A mere three hours by train ( August Kranti from Nizamuddin to Sawai Madhopur) from New Delhi and you reach one of the most Enchanting and mesmerizing forests of India.: Ranthambore Tiger National Park, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan.
Ranthambore Tiger National Park has a high density of Tigers and an extremely dry deciduous forest.This Wonderful combination almost ensures sighting a Tiger ( English), Sher ( Hindi), Panthera tigris ( Scientific name) .
It is home to the famous 19 year old Diva “Macchli” and the Majestic Hunk “Ustaad”.
Ustaad was unfortunately shifted to Sajjangarh, near Udaipur after being labelled a man eater under mysterious and controversial circumstances in May 2015.
The forests of Ranthambore are nestled in the Aravalli range of mountains . The trees are adapted to the dry environment and thus relatively stunted and with smaller leaves.
The “MAGIC” of Ranthambore is the mix of History with the Forest.The Ranthambore Fort built centuries ago is today in the heart of Tiger Country.
Where else can you see Tigers in a Fort or a Palace ,now in ruins, overrun with Banyan trees.
The forest has numerous Hunting Palaces from an era gone by and is also home to a massive Ranthambore Fort.
It is also home to an unusual temple dedicated to the Elephant headed Lord Ganesha.
To date Wedding cards in Rajasthan are first addressed to the ruling deity Lord Ganesha whose blessings are a must for an auspicious start.
There is also a unique Hanuman ( Balaji) temple in the midst of the “river of sorrow” , the Chambal. One bank of the river is Rajasthan and the other Madhya Pradesh.
The flora and fauna at Ranthambore is spectacular and indeed unique.
For residents of Delhi, a walk through the Aravalli Biodiversity Park is a must before you visit Ranthambore. You can then compare an Urban Forest to a Forest of the King.
What say, would you like to learn about the Flora and Fauna of the Aravallis? Let us discover the magic together.
It has been a year since i entered the World of blogging, am now giving the initial Blogs a makeover. Many of the blogs a year ago had only 10 likes or under. I am re blogging these posts while keeping the initial thoughts intact.