Are hotels operating in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve against norms?
An application filed under the RTI Act has revealed that as many as 38 hotels and luxury resorts are operating along the 500 metre safety zone in the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve which appears to be against the wildlife protection norms. As per the last tiger census, there are 42 tigers and 20 cubs at Ranthambhore. It has been reported that some hotels throw meat over the fence to lure the tigers out so that tourists can get to see them tigers from their terrace and from viewing towers.
The Wildlife Board has declared that no activity will be allowed in a 1 km radius of the sanctuary and wildlife area.