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No good photos from Bandhavgarh National Park so I post two (the second as a WS) from Ranthambore NP.
We were very lucky to see this Tiger in the morning.

Another one here:

Man and the animals II


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Ranthambore, hailed as one of India's finest wildlife locations, is located near Sawai Madhour township about 100 kms south east of Ajmer in Rajasthan. It was established as a sanctuary in 1959 and included in the very first phase of Project Tiger in 1972. In 1981 Ranthambor was acorded National Park status. The park derives its name from the fort of Ranthambor which sits on a rocky outcrop in the forest. The fort dates back to the 11th century when it was a vital citadel for the control of central India. Though overrun by vegetation, remnants of the summer palaces, temples and guard stones within the fort still remain. Earlier, the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the Park at Ranthambore was once the scene of royal hunting parties.
Today, of course, Ranthambore is world-famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day, busy in their normal pursuits - especially stalking or hunting and taking care of their young. With the strict measures that have been taken for their conservation, they seem quite accustomed to human activity and are not disturbed by it.

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