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“Tigers Galore!!”

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Noida, India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
“Tigers Galore!!”
Reviewed June 2, 2011

My wife and I love the wildlife experience, be it birds, deer or the majestic tigers. We went to Ranthambore for a quick trip, and to try our luck with the king of the Jungle. What followed was beyond my wildest dreams. On the first day, we saw a tiger barely fifty feet from us. He was tired, lazing and then he just decided to get up. he walked for about hundred feet in the shrub but decided that the path was better.. and he just walked in front of us for the next fifteen minutes. There were about twenty odd vehicles, but inspite of the noise and disturbance, the Tiger knew he was the king, and walked lazily across the road. It was just awsome to see my first tiger in the wild. Over the next three days, we visited the jungle about six times, and saw 5 tigers, one of them three times. For those who like the jungle, Feb-May is a good time to go to the Ranthombore National Park. The sparse vegetation, heat and limited water makes most animals come to the water holes, and makes for a good sigthing season.

1 Thank hashone
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Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
161 helpful votes
“not worth to go”
Reviewed April 10, 2011

We did one Safari and we were a little bit disappointed about it. The Safari takes roughly 3 hours and we just saw birds and deers. We were aware of the fact, that we probably not gonna see a tiger and that was okay but there are not at all a lot of animals, so we wouldn’t doing again. The money is just not worth it. Rather go to another National Park.

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Chandigarh, India
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
14 helpful votes
“Rajasthan: Ranthambore National Park: "Best Way to siting Tiger in Nature"”
Reviewed March 24, 2011

Recently ,we went to Ranthambore National tiger Reserve during our winter holidays.The place was quite crowded with lot foreigners- who had come all the way to see the tiger in its natural habitat.One needs advance booking for accommodation as well as Tiger Safaris. Jeep is better over canters as it can penetrate the narrow lane so forest.
The life,economy and tourism of whole place revolves around siting a tiger, for which one has to be lucky enough.One must make 3-4 trips to increase the probability of siting.Actually, the tourism should revolve around complete forest ecosystem,rather than tiger alone.There is lot of movement and construction activity going inside the forest.The authorities must educate the visitors about the forest ecosystem and be better organized to offer more amenities to the tourists.And there should be scientific way of siting the tiger,such as radio collar ,rather then just by mere chance
Siting the tiger in its natural habitat is a unique experience.It has an aura of majesty and mystique around itself.
Besides the forest, the town has some a magnificent for with acommanding view and good museums and handicrafts to offer.

1 Thank Sood43
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 5 Contributor
31 reviews
94 helpful votes
“Ranthambore National Park the home of the Royal Bengal Tiger”
Reviewed February 28, 2011

Ranthambore is the home to the royal bengal tiger. One of the fast diminishing species on planet earth. Ranthambore has a large forest area which is divided into various tourist zones. Tourists can spot the tiger by hiring a safari ride. The ride can be in an open 12 -18 seater mini bus or a 6 six 4WD vehicle (Jeep). The ride includes a naturlist guide who explains the flora and fauna.
One can spot deer, Sambhar, Neel Gaay, lots of birds (peacocks, owls eagles etc), Crocodiles and of course the royal bengal tiger.
This is nice spot for all you nature lovers.
We were really lucky to spot the Big Cat right on our first safari. (unfortuntely we could only capture a brief clip and not a still picute) But even if you dont spot the elusive cat there is still a lot of memories to take back home.
The guides are well trained and answer all your queries about the forest.
If you are planning a trip to Rajasthan dont miss Ranthambore, its just 3-4 hrs away from Jaipur...

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New Delhi
1 review
1 helpful vote
“My favourite National Park - Ranthambore”
Reviewed December 15, 2009

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is one place across the globe, one should visit before they die. It is situated in the eastern Rajasthan, where the Aravali Hill ranges and the Vindhyan plateau meet, which once, was the favorite hunting place of the maharajas of Jaipur, bounded by the natural rivers like Chambal in the south and Banas in the North. It has widely diversified areas with massive rock formations, lakes and streams suddenly opening into treeless plains or a grasslands characterized by scattered trees and that opening into dense impregnable forests, however, basically it is a dry Deciduous forest.
Tiger, the magnificent cat has always attracted me to Ranthambore and this probably was my 8th visit to the park.
It was a cold shivering Dawn of the winter when we entered the Park in the canter (an open truck) .The anxiety and excitement had no bounds. The Jackals welcomed us at the entrance of the park. As the canter was penetrating through those raw roads in the forest, the Eyes were [penetrating the dense bushes and trees as far as the sight could go just to sight the Tiger in the wild, and as we were moving ahead we saw the Pug Marks of the Tigress. We followed the pug marks for a couple of kilometers. We went few more kilometers but the pugmarks went into the trees where the Tigress could enter, but the canter could not. We sighted plenty of animalslike the nilgai, hurds of spotted and sambar deers, huge reptile like the marsh crocodile, a serpent eagle on the tree, while in our excursion in the park, but not a tiger. Also we heard alarm calls given by the spotted deers, which gives signs of an carnivore around, but were not that lucky to sight one.
Our hopes were strong and we started again the next day, with positive hopes of sighting that magnificent animal. The sun deeped, afternoon turned into evening and we started back out of the park as we were getting late. No signs of Pugmarks, neither the alarm calls. We got nervous and keeping the eyes wide open and alert and peeping through the land of Tigers the canter moved ahead towards the gates of the National Park. Until the deep turn that the driver took and what we saw was unbelievable. The huge, beautiful predator, the King of the jungle was seating amidst the road. The eyes stucked on it, it was the sight that I will never ever forget in my life. Those eyes looking at us and then looking towards the sky. He was seating right there for about seven minutes and then he stood up and started walking towards us. We were moving slowly in the reverse gear and those tender steps were coming towards us, until we stopped and the Tiger passed by our side so closely, that had we stretched our hand out we could have touched him on his back. This is the most unforgettable moment of my life. He passed by us walking down through the road, slowly camouflaged with the bushes and the trees and disappeared in the forest. It was like a dream, I could not believe later that I had seen one in the wild.
The feeling of you being in with the king of jungle, has made this park, my favorite amongst the many parks I have visited till now.

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