Ranthambore National Park

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    • Recently, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered that the Ranthambore Festival (musical festival) can be held only if it is permitted by the authorities.

    Ranthambore National Park

    • It is a national park in Rajasthan. It was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973 and became a national park on 1 November 1980. 
    • It is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River.
    • It was established as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955. 
    • It is named after the historic Ranthambore Fort, which lies within the park.
    • Vegetation
    • The forest type is mainly tropical dry deciduous with ‘dhak’ (Butea monsoperma), a species of tree capable of withstanding long periods of drought, being the commonest.