Unique Tigers of Ranthambhore
Discover Ranthambhore in Rajasthan in India. Read about tigers and enchanting animals of Ranthambhore.
Well the tigers all over India belong to the same race Panthera tigris tigris. They are also called Bengal Tiger since they were prolific in Sunderbans in West Bengal. But Ranthabhore lies in Rajasthan and the topography differs.
Hunted to near extinction the tigers now survive only in one region that lies near Sawai Madhopur township six hours drive from capital Jaipur. The park is known as Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve and is home to many mammals, insects, birds and reptiles.
The dry deciduous forests offer a picturesque view from the top of and ancient fort. Down below is one of the many lakes of the reserve. It is here the the tigers have developed a unique ability to hunt in the waters of the lake. This has been filmed often by major wildlife film companies. The famous tigress Machli has mastered this hunting technique and eventually others have followed.
On the shores of the lake are rows of dense grass which provides ground for ambush. It is here that the big cats lie in wait for the unsuspecting prey and rush at the right moment. Whence success strike they are found in the middle of the waters with their prey.
This is not that as easy as it appears, sometimes the fleet footed prey escape the clutches of the big cats. Often there is an internecine struggle with the massive mugger crocodiles that inhabit the lakes.
The dramatic hunting technique of the tigers has made this park famous. People from all over the globe visit Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in large numbers. The picturesque surroundings and ancient ruins heighten the experience of wildlife lovers. The destination excels as home of avian species some of which are colourful and spectacular.
The park is situated near the Capital City of Jaipur in the State of Rajasthan. The enchanting Ranthambore tiger safari s very popular activity. Part of Golden Triangle visitors make a circuit tour of Agra, Jaipur and this amazing tiger reserve in India.