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Best places to spot Tigers in India

Posted on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 12:25 by easytours
 

WildlifeWhen you see a photograph of a tiger in India, it was mostly like taken at Ranthambore National Park.

One of India's largest national parks at 1,334 square kilometers, and probably its most famed, Ranthambore is a favorite of wildlife photographers.

The park introduced protection for tigers from hunters in 1973 and is now one of the best tiger reserves in India.

One of the most interesting features of the park is that it's dotted with ancient ruins, including a fort where tigers and leopards are often spotted.

Apart from tigers, the park is home to leopards, jungle cats, sloth bears, hyenas, Indian foxes, jackals and crocodiles. Once the hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the park gained celebrity status during the 1960s when Queen Elizabeth II visited and Prince Philip shot a tiger here.