Tiger in Ranthambore National Park
The Ranthambore National Park houses some of the best species of animal that are found in India. Tourists from far and wide come here to have a look at these animals especially the Tigers. The National Park has numerous attractions within its enclosures.
The fort that was built deep inside the Ranthambore forest (now Ranthambore park), most probably by King Sapaldaksha in the 10th century, can simply be described as delightful. Amidst the lush greenery of a forest region, this fort reminds tourists of an earlier era when such huge structures determind the power of the ruling clan.
A slightly distinct attraction from either a fort or a wildlife park but a clear attachment with both these - the Ranthambore School of Art has local villagers as its student. And as for the theme of their paintings, it is unquestionably, the majestic Tiger. The Tiger is painted in all its grandeur and grace, in its varying mood, when it is hunting or simply resting. The painters have an additional responsibility aprt from sketching the Tiger on their paper, that of arousing the villagers to the need of recognising the imporatnce of the animal for our own existence.
A hot spot for the animals of the Ranthambore National Park, the Padam Talao derives its name from the lotus flowers that enhance the beauty of the lake. There are Machans nearby this lake which serve as a hideout to view the approaching animals. The forest Lodge, Jogi Mahal is also located on the banks of the Padam Talao.
The Rajbagh Talao, one of the three lakes of the Ranthambore National Park also fulfils the water needs of the animals. The Rajbagh ruins - dilapidated rooms and outhouses, with arches, barely standing walls and domes - spreads between the Padam Talo to Rajbagh Talao. The talao not only provides drinking water, but also vegetation for Sambhar to graze on.
The smallest of all the talaos of the Ranthambore National Park can scare visitors away with crocodiles around. Still, the numerous species of birds seen here make for a pleasant but alert trip.