Tiger Sighting in the Wild at Ranthambhore Rajasthan

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Planing a holiday to visit a Ranthambhore Wildlife Sanctuary?

Here are few simple steps which will help you to make sure you have a date with Tiger in wild .

Jogi Mahal Gate Ranthambhore Wildlife National Park

1. The Wildlife Sanctuary at Sawai Madhopur , Ranthambore , Rajasthan is among the high density in number of Tigers as compared to other 46 Tiger Sanctuaries spread all over India .

 

Canter & Jeeps in que at Ranthambhore Wildlife National Park

 2. The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve lies at the intersection of the Aravalis and the Vindhyan hill  Ranges  covered by Northern Tropical dry  forests ,  the trees shrubs shed their leaves at the end of the season in this region .

The Pug Mark , Foot Print of a Tiger

3. River Banas, a tributary of river Chambal divides this forest into two parts  one part is Kela Devi Sanctuary which is a dry Plateau and the Ranthnambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur Sanctuary and Sawai  Man Singh  Sanctuary covering approximately 530 Sq.Km. area rich in wild life  out of the 1334 Sq.Km. area The National Park  is home to over 40 species of Mammals, 300 species of Birds, 45 species of Reptiles and over 300 species of Plants .

Tiger at Ranthambhore Wildlife

4. Tigers keeps on moving in their marked area and tries to keep expanding it by leaving their scent on the tree barks and  rocks and keep protecting it from other tigers even at the cost of their life .

Female Tigress Cub , Ranthambhore Wildlife National Park

5. Register yourself online for the date and time you want to take the Jungle Safari  by Jeep or by Canter .

6. Book for minimum two or more visits in different Zones it is better to have  more than two to increases your chance in Tiger Sighting  .

7. Wear soft Green , Khaki or similar camouflage outfit , wear sunglasses and cap as there is lots of dust on the tracks .

8. Check with the driver about the route the vehicle is to take , if there were sighting in the previous day in the same or adjoining  Zone , drivers and guide follows the calls and pug marks in the direction of Tiger, listen to their instructions carefully .

9. When you sight a Tiger do not make any noise as Tiger is a shy animal it may run away in hiding, never use flash for taking a photo as it scares the animal , remain seated,  calm and give others also the opportunity to view and take photographs .

How to reach Sawai Madhopur Ranthambore 

Sawai Madhopur is a Railway Junction  on Delhi – Mumbai Western Railway main route all trains  passing on this route stops at this station as one track branches off for Jaipur from here .

It is well-connected by road State Highways from Jaipur , Agra , Kota , Bundi ,Tonk , Dausa , GangaPur City .

Nearest Airport is Jaipur , driving distance 160 km aprox 4 hrs.

Accommodation is available in form Budget category to any Star Category Hotels , Resorts and Swiss Camps .

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Abhaneri Step-Well: Architectural Wonder of 8th century

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Abhaneri – A Small Village near Jaipur, Rajasthan

Abhaneri is a small village in Rajasthan near Jaipur, while driving on National Highway 11A towards Agra, after crossing Dausa at Sikandara take a left turn on a State Highway 25 to Bandikui, then turn right at Gular Chauraha  for Abhaneri, total distance from Jaipur is 96 Kms, upon entering into the Abhaneri, first visible structure is a ruins of a Hindu temple of Goddess Harshat Mata built in 7-8th century AD, considered to be Goddess of Joy and Happiness, it is built on a double platform, on the walls are the statues & sculptures of Gods and Goddesses which depict images from daily life, built by King Chand, ruins of the temple still boasts the architectural and sculptural richness of medieval India, this city was known as “Abha Nagari“.
The Harshad Mata Temple built around 7-8 century AD
The Harshat Mata Temple built around 7-8 century AD
The walls of the temple carved with images and sculptures of Gods and Goddesses depicting images from daily life
The walls of the temple carved with images and sculptures of Gods and Goddesses depicting images from daily life

Chand Baori, A Step-Well

Just next to the temple is a enclosed rectangular courtyard type of structure, upon entering one reaches a Jharokha and coming down stairs on left one can see, the Baori (Step-Well)  on right, something which is unique to India, it is a water reservoir which not only has water also respite from heat in dry summers it is about 64 ft deep narrowing towards the bottom criss-crossing steps provided with double flight of steps on three sides reach the the water surface, it is one of the deepest and the largest step-well in India, the geometrical pattern of stairs gives the different magical images of the stairs, the light and shadow makes one spell bound, the stairs are on the three sides while on the one  side are the three storied pavilion with beautiful carved jharokhas, the galleries supported on Pillars and two projecting balconies enshrining beautiful sculptures. This surrounding area is semi desert, shrubs and small trees mainly the Kikar and Ber (Ber Berry), Amla (Goose berry) are found, there are only two seasonal rivers Banganga and Morle, agriculture is totally dependent on rains and ground water. Chand Raja was from the Gujara Pratihara clan claiming to be the descendant of Lord Ram’s younger brother Laxman, they were at their peak during 6-10th century AD, almost North of India, founder of this dynasty was Raja Hari Chandra and once dominated the Rajasthan, their capital city was Mandore near Jodhpur, during this period open pavilion temples were built the best examples are the temples are at Khajuraho in Madhya Paradesh and Osian in Rajasthan.
The beautiful arched hallway in front of the step-well adds to the beauty of Abhaneri Step-Well
The beautiful arched hallway in front of the step-well adds to the beauty of Abhaneri Step-Well
The front view of the Abhaneri Step-Well, A Marvelous piece of Architecture
[quote]The front view of the Abhaneri Step-Well, A Marvelous piece of Architecture[/quote] Full view of the stairs of the Abhaneri Step-Well, which gives a sense of magical touch
Full view of the stairs of the Abhaneri Step-Well, which gives a sense of magical touch
A closer look on the double flight stairs of the Abhaneri Step-Well
A closer look on the double flight stairs of the Abhaneri Step-Well
The magical look of the stairs in the Step-Well, Only good architecture can explain that!
The magical look of the stairs in the Step-Well

 

Anil Kumar Rajput – Managing Director at Promark Travel, is in the travel trade since 1980, Hes has worked in India and abroad. A boxer, a Rifle Shooter and a Para Jumper in his college days, as a Boy Scout and NCC cadet, attended camps at many places which developed his interest in traveling and to explore new places, trekking and photography, loves driving to adventurous places , owns a business (promarktravels.com) which caters all the travel needs of it’s clients. Connect with him on Facebook (htttp://www.facebook.com/anil.k.rajput) and Twitter (@PromarkTravels)
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