Ranthambore; Tiger Moon Resort, Oriental magpie robin, Copsychus saularis, Dayallijster

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Holiday India 2012; "Tigers & Palaces".

I hope you'll enjoy the photo's like we did the trip.

Ranthambore National Park or Ranthambhore National Park or simply Ranthambhore is one of the largest national parks in northern India. It is situated in Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, about 180 km south east of Jaipur. Ranthambhore was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India, and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambore became a national park in 1980. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary, and in 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi sanctuaries.

Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. Tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time. A good time to visit Ranthambore National Park is in November and May when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India. The park lies at the edge of a plateau, and is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River. There are several lakes in the park. It is named for the historic Ranthambhore fortress, which lies within the national park. The park covers an area of 392 km², and is known for its tiger population, and is one of India's Project Tiger reserves. Other major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles.

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Comments (4)

Bram van Broekhoven on June 10, 2012

prachtige vogel en foto Berend, je hebt er goed kunnen scoren, meer soorten dan in de rietputten Like

Gr, Bram

bdeh on June 11, 2012

Ik heb erg veel vogels gezien in India Bram en er ook veel kunnen vastleggen. Alleen ligt het ver weg.

Naar de Rietputten kan ik gewoon even lopend heen en dat is toch ook wel fijn. Naar aanleiding van jouw rectie werd ik nieuwsgierig hoeveel verschillende vogels ik al in de Rietputten heb gefotografeerd. Ik kom op het respectabele aantal van 50 verschillende vogels. Dat zijn er meer dan ik dacht. Bedankt, groeten Berend

els f-two on June 12, 2012

je laat een enorme rijkdom aan vogels zien, Berend,leuk om ervan mee te kunnen genieten, nog een fijne dag! groetjes, Els

bdeh on June 12, 2012

Ik vind het leuk te lezen dat je meegeniet Els. Door de uploads en jullie fijne commentaren maak ik de reis opnieuw. Bedankt en jij ook een fijne dag, hopelijk knapt het weer wat op en wordt het eindelijk eens zomer. Groeten Berend

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  • Uploaded on June 10, 2012
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    by bdeh
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000
    • Taken on 2012/03/03 13:09:15
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 600.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO1000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.67 EV
    • No flash

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