Heritage Hotels in Ranthambhore
The Sawai Madhopur Lodge
RTDC Hotel Castle Jhoomar Baori
Luxury Hotels in Ranthambhore
Vanyavilas - An Oberoi Resort
Deluxe Hotels in Ranthambhore
The Pugmark Resort
Ranth. Forest Resort
Hotel Sanctuary Resort
Tiger Den Resort
Tiger Moon Resort
The Tiger Villa
Economy Hotels in Ranthambhore (upto 2 Star)
Hammir Wildlife Resort
Hill View Holiday Resort
Hotel Raj Palace
Resort Tiger Safari
RTDC Hotel Vinayak
|Ranthambhore enjoys a coveted place in the History of India where more battles were lost than won. The Graves and Cenotaphs in ruins are the mute relics of sieges that lasted not months but years.
The centre of Human activity till 200 years ago, when left no nature, has demonstrated the unfailing confidence of nature in re- establishing it as a fine wildlife reserve, the Natural history of
which is second to none among the other ten Tiger Reserves of the Country.
Geology of Ranthambhore is complex and confusing. The Vindhyan flat hill tops, gentle slopping and syncline slopes on one side and steep escarpments show clear inclined horizons of sand stone,
quartize and occasionally horizontal shale beds. The Razor sharp ridges represent the Aravallies on the out skirts of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.
As a Typical representative of the Tropical dry deciduous vegetation the forest is dominated by dhok. In early rains specially when the leaves are young, the foliage is beautifully
green and finally before falling with Gentle breeze, it turns grey. The forest in summer is dry and drab but it gets punctuated with Red flowers of the flame of Forest dhak in March and light
yellow of the flowering of Amaltas in June. Salai and Karaya are dry for most part of the year but their skeletal design display fine anatomy of the trees. A drive through Jamun and Mango ever
green ever glades is thrilling as one would expect a Tiger cooling himself in the river pools even in winters. The glades are Micro climates distinctly different from the adjoining forest. In summer
they really present a contrast of climates changing within few meters. The glades present a refreshing cool environment. The Baniyan- the tree that walks is the specialty of the vegetation.
The tree at Jogi Mahal is the protected tree to Rajasthan. It has a spread of 200 sq meters. Even the Mango trees growing luxuriously in the valleys reconfirm of the tropical environment.
The Tiger appears to have well established himself in Ranthambhore. There are about 20 resident Tigers and a few visit the reserve in winters. The common Leopard shares the Habitat. But
the number of Jackals is large and they complete with the Tiger. Others who share with tiger are Hyaenas and sloth bears. It is the Population of Sambhar and Wild boar that attract the predators.
According to the last count there are 3100 Sambhars and 1835 wild boars in addition to 3290 chital and 1569 Nilgai. This establishes Ranthambhore Hardly 400 sq. km of an area as the reserve with the
richest population of the Sambhar. Among Tiger reserves it is the place where Chinkara is conspicuous. Population density of common langur in the Ranthambhore tiger reserve is also highest in the country.
Being dry deciduous ecosystem interspersed with ever green glades it is rich in avifauna. The Paradise flycatcher, Partridge, red spur fowl and pea fowl green pigeon. The Vultures including the
King and white backed always looking for Dead are present. Crested serpent eagle is Conspicuous.
The wild paradise is on Display in the afternoon when Sambhar arrive to feed in the Aquatic ecosystem of Mirag and Padam talab and Raj Bag Lake. The shores of these lakes are the centers of
activity of wild boars, Chital and Nilgai.