Ranthambore National Park is situated in the northwest part of India near Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. It is located to the point where the Aravali hills meet Vindhyan Plateau. This makes Ranthambore have a great richness of wildlife as well as the breathtaking views. Bit just the mountainous region makes this national park exquisite but also the Chambal River in the south and Banas in the north. Both the rivers and the two mountain ranges surround the Ranthambore national park on all sides and add onto its beauty and the rich flora and fauna. The Ranthambore national park has six marvelous man-made lakes and the meandering streams within this Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary make you feel as if you are on the sets if Jungle Book movie. Even though its boundaries are connected with two mighty big rivers, the Ranthambore National Park has an internal drainage system to preserve the rivers from getting polluted. This is one of the additional features of Ranthambore National Park that focuses on saving the entire nature and bit just the endangered animals.
The origin of Ranthambore National Park
- Ranthambore was merely a wooden jungle with rich wildlife that was increasingly at risk of getting extinct. The Ranthambore National Park was named after the Ranthambore fort which exists within the premises of this national park. Centuries after its fortification and passing onto different rulers, this fort was turned into a hunting reserve for the Royals. During the early 1900’s, the British government noted the threat that was coming onto the Ranthambore forest and wildlife. This is when Jaipur Forest act was implemented in 1939 against cattle grazing, hunting, and deforestation. The act, however, was not taken seriously and exploitation continued to happen.
- The Rajasthan Government in 195e implemented the Rajasthan forest act which brought about huge relief to the flora and fauna in and around Ranthambore premises.
- By 1973 it was marked under the Project Tiger which means that hunting and poaching were permanently prohibited without any exceptions.
Present day Ranthambore National Park
The evolutions in rules against exploitation of nature take place every now and then. The Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary which is also known as the Ranthambore Tiger reserve now has 492 sq kilometers if the area in its premises including the neighboring Sawai man Singh national park. The Ranthambore National Park is one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in India with a strobing history that dates back to the bygone era.