(Sawai-Madhopur Wildlife Sanctuary)
Surrounded by the Vindhyas and
the Aravalis, amidst vast, arid and denuded tracts of the
desert ecology of Rajasthan, lies the oasis of biomass,
the Ranthambhor National Park, spread over an area of 392
sq. kms. of thick forest with nullahs and waterfalls. The
herbivorous population includes chital, sambar, blue bull
and chinkara. Sambar deer is the pride of the park. There
is no other park in Asia, where these largest of all
Asiatic deer can be seen so frequently during day time.
Wild boars and langurs are a common sight. Among the
reptiles, crocodiles can be seen basking in the sun near
the lakes. The tiger is the biggest attraction of this
park. According to naturalists, Ranthambhor is one of the
best parks in the country for observing and photographing
the activities of the tiger.