Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India

This park is a pure shocker. It is impossible to believe when you are in Sawai Madhopur town just 10kms away that Tigers are walking freely in closeby Ranthambore National Park. One of the first National Parks of India which came on the world map due to life dedicating efforts of Mr Fateh SIngh Rathore. With a 1000 year old fort ramparts in the background, and huge lakes in the park, the Tigers are at home in Ranthambhore. These lakes have couple of hundred crocodiles, rarely does one hear encounters of Tigers with Crocodiles. In winters these lakes attract lot of migratory birds too. This park has had some legendary Tigers, from Ghengis Khan, to Noor, then Machli, T17, T24, and now T19. It was my first Safari (Sharad Vats) in 1990 that changed course of my life from working in city to taking up Wildlife tourism as a career with a motto of Conservation through Tourism. This park is a must visit for 3 nights when in Rajsthan, and combines well with Taj Mahal in Agra, and pink city of Jaipur