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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ranthambore’s green cover expands after torrential rain

TNN | Aug 28, 2012, 05.46AM IST JAIPUR: Fifty-two tigers against a backdrop of lush green undergrowth, springs, waterfalls and brimming water bodies. This and much more await tourists this season at Ranthambore tiger reserve. The torrential rain in the state for the past one week, though threw life out of gear in most places, has added more greenery to the forests in the state. Though the national park is now closed for tourism due to monsoon, it is scheduled to open on October 1. "Torrential rain has done a world of good to forests in the state. While the water bodies in Ranthambore are overflowing, the rains have virtually turned the reserve into a rainforest. If tourism is ever allowed in the reserves, it will be a treat for the visitors," an official said. "The rain has also added to the green cover of the reserve. With no entry for tourists or vehicles, nothing has been able to disturb the undergrowth in the forests,"sources said.

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