Wildlife Safari- Pristine nature, pampering hotels in the middle of the jungle, and an exciting safari among wild animals. Does it sound worth it to you? You will be happy to find out that you can find all these and many more in Ranthambore National Park located in the state of Rajasthan and is a driving distance from New Delhi. So if you are people of nature and animals, visit the set of The Jungle Book and feel its unique rhythm.
India is seen by most people as a country of cultures, and ancient and spiritual cities only. But you will be surprised to find out that it also offers a paradise for nature and animal lovers. This paradise is called Ranthambore National Park, on which the writer Rodriad Kipling based himself when he wrote his book The Jungle Book. Rahanthambur National Park is adjacent to the town of Sawai Madhopur, located about 132 km from Jaipur and about 480 km from Delhi. The safari in the reserve is a breathtaking experience in all-terrain vehicles among dense forests and an animal soundtrack of the wild inhabitants of the reserve. The park is considered one of the best destinations in India for watching animals in Wildlife Safari, especially Bengal tigers, and it was declared a national reserve in 1980.
“Tiger” The famous animals of Rahanthambur
The king of the jungle, the most impressive animal in the jungle. Many get confused and call the tiger a “tiger” even though this is a mistake. The Bengal tiger is a large cat in the carnivore family and is a subspecies of the tiger. It lives in the Indian subcontinent and is considered an important symbol throughout the Asian continent and the national animal of India. The tiger is considered a predator that hunts mainly moose, deer and monkeys, its population has been greatly reduced in the wild and it is on the very verge of extinction, this is due to a lot of hunting and human takeover of its living areas. There are many more female tigers than males in the reserve.
The third largest animal in the elk family that lives on the continent of Asia. His greatest enemy is the tiger, and he often does not even hesitate to confront him. His diet is vegetarian but very broad and varied. The name of the sambar deer comes from the Hindu name for a vegetable soup that has the same color as the color of the deer’s fur. Males have a pair of large horns which they use for fighting during the breeding season.
A distant cousin of the famous African tiger. Most common throughout the various geographies of India. It is a solitary animal and is considered one of the top predators in the country, feeding on wild boars, deer, monkey and more. Today, the habitats of the tigers have become smaller and smaller and the tiger is pushed to live on the outskirts of the big cities. The tiger does not hesitate to live near humans and it is not a rare case to observe one even in areas with a lot of human activity. In Gira the Jungle Book is actually a tiger with a pigment that made its skin black, these tigers are known as black panthers.
Spotted deer also known as “chital deer” is a species of deer that lives in the south of Asia and has brown fur with white dots (hence its name). They live in groups of up to 50 individuals and are active mainly during the day. Also in this case the male deer have a pair of horns used for battles. Their diet is based on grass sprouts, shrubs, branches and fruits that fall from the trees.
This monkey includes 8 species, and is common throughout South Asia. Their fur is gray and sometimes white, and they have a long and flexible tail that can be caught and hung from the treetops. Langur monkeys mostly live in the open nature plains of India and in the country’s rainforests, but in recent years there have also been huge groups of langur monkeys in the various temples and cities in India. They feed mainly on leaves but will vary with other foods. In the wild, they live in medium to large groups, and sometimes they will even join a coalition with a herd of moose, in this type of coalition the monkeys and moose will alert each other if one of them detects a tiger or an approaching enemy.
The peacock, is a type of colorful chicken that was domesticated for ornamental purposes. In the wild, it is common throughout the wilds of India, and is known as an omnivorous fowl. The males boast huge and magnificent tail feathers which during the courtship ceremony they spread their feathers in order to impress the females. Despite its heavy tail, the peacock can fly if it senses danger. In the wild, peacocks usually move around in small groups and are found most of the time on the ground.
This bear is found in the Indian subcontinent and survives mainly by eating termites. His fur is long and tangled in black color and has a yellowish white U mark in the chest area. The lipped bear is a nocturnal mammal and is active mainly at night, and is known to be an excellent tree climber.
This special hyena is common in many parts of the globe and is even common in our small country. It is smaller than its African cousin the spotted hyena and feeds mainly on carrion. The striped hyena is a monogamous animal and is mainly active at night. The movie “The Lion King” and in recent years in general, created a negative impression on the hyena, and this despite the fact that hyena attacks on humans are almost non-existent. Although hyenas in India are protected, they are only protected in conservation areas, and the population is in decline due to hunting and shrinking habitats.