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The Ranthambore National Park is located in
A. Maharashtra
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Gujarat
D. Rajasthan

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Last updated date: 17th Jul 2024
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Hint: National Parks are the areas that have been assigned by the national government for the conservation of the natural environment and its entities. There are 101 national parks at present in India covering a given area of 40,564.00 square km.

Complete answer:
Ranthambore National Park is located in Rajasthan, in north India. It covers an area of 1,334 square km. It was established in 1955, was declared a Project Tiger Reserve in 1973, and was declared a national park in 1980. The national park acquires its name from the infamous Ranthambore Fort which lies within the boundaries of the park. Ranthambore Fort was built in the 10th century. Ranthambore National Park also consists of Padam Talao Lake which is very well known for its profusion of water lillies. Ranthambore is the home of many species of wildlife which includes rhesus macaque, sloth bear, wild boar, striped hyena, Indian leopard, Bengal tiger, etc. There are five national parks in Maharashtra of which three major are Tadoba National Park, Pench Tiger Reserve, and Sanjay Gandhi National park. There are a total of 15 national parks in Uttar Pradesh and 11 national parks in Gujarat.
Hence, the correct answer for the given question is option (D)-Rajasthan.

Note: The Ranthambore fort within the national park has been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO due to its historical significance. The Ganesh temple located at the entrance of the Ranthambore Fort is one of the most celebrated temples in the country as it is the only temple of Trinetra Ganesha (having three eyes) and the presence of Lord Ganesha’s wives Riddhi and Siddhi make it more auspicious.