Looking For Tigers!

Trip Start Nov 06, 2010
Trip End Mar 18, 2011

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Flag of India  , Rajasthan,
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Our next move was a six hour drive to the Ranthambore National Park southwest of Agra. Our goal to see wild tigers! We planned sunrise and sunset safari trips into the park with great hopes.

During the 19th century these forest were the private and exclusive hunting reserves of the Jaipur and Karauli royal family. As the population increase in the area the forest and the food supply was disrupted which caused the Indian Government to provide protect from its total destruction. However, legal hunting continued unabated until 1973 and by then the tiger population was almost totally decimated.

In 2005, the Rajasthan and the Indian government set up high powered committees to look into the state of park and to suggest measures to improve the situation.  Since then there have been no reports of poaching from around the park and a large number of tiger cubs were born between the summer of 2005 and the summer of 2006. That count put there to be about 26 tigers in the park.

We had a good time looking but as you can see from the lack of pictures NO Tigers were seem by us during our stay. We did see tiger tracks, and dung.

But we did have a great camel ride which I made a short video.

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Cheryl on

We are enjoying our trip you India with you. Can't wait for the next post.

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