The largest state of India, Rajasthan is majorly known for its rich culture, historical monuments and colorful traditions. The state sprawls over 3, 42, 000 square kilometers in the north-west region of the country. Besides, it’s cultural heritage, massive palaces and forts, Rajasthan is a favorite destination for wildlife lovers because of its rich wildlife parks and reserves. Having the Aravalli mountain range in the backdrop, wetlands and sand dunes, it has a diverse land that houses exotic fauna and flora in a number of bird sanctuaries, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, tiger reserves. Thus, apart from the royal importance, it allures a large number of wildlife lovers as well as tourists who come here to witness this royal land’s glorious wildlife. In the following write-up, we have mentioned some of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks present in Rajasthan, which one must visit when in Rajasthan.
Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur
Situated in the Sawai Madhopur region of Rajasthan, Ranthambhore National Park is popular across the state as well as in the country. This national park sprawls over an area of 392 square kilometers, which displays a fine combination of history along with jungle. So, if you are looking for a holiday in the jungle where you can discover some historical marvels as well, Ranthambore will be just perfect. Apart from having an extensive population of tigers, you can explore a huge population of other wild animals like Sambhars, Blue Bull, Chitals and Chinkara and much more.
Desert National Park, Jaisalmer
Winding its way to the widespread desert sands around Jaisalmer, the Desert National Park is known for being an ideal place to spot the rare desert species of animals in Rajasthan. In addition, this park is referred as a fine sample of the eco-system maintained in the Thar Desert and its fauna. This national park covers a variety of land, such as craggy rocks, sand dunes, fixed dunes, compact salt lake bottoms, inter-medial regions and pavements. Some of the popular species found in this park include, Chameleons, Snakes, Saw-scaled viper, Sand Krait, the Indian Wolf, Desert Hare, Hedgehog, Desert Fox and Desert Gerbil.
Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar
Sprawling over an area of about 300 square miles close to the Kankwari Fort, the Sariska Tiger Reserve is one the most famous tiger reserves in the northern part of India. This park was established as the royal reserve by the rulers of Alwar, and later, declared to be a sanctuary in the year 1955. As the name suggests, this park houses a large population of tigers. However, you may spot large popular of tigers. Besides, you can also get to see some other rare species of animals that might include Jungle Cat, Panther, Hyena, Chital, Jackal, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Caracals and Umpteen Porcupines.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur
Known to one of the most magnificent bird sanctuaries present in India, Keoladeo Ghana, also known as Bharatpur National Park (Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary) is situated in the Bharatpur region of the state of Rajasthan. The national park is spread over an area of 29 square kilometers and is inhabited by various wild animals like, Nilgai, Sambhar, Boar and Chital. But, if you are like to enjoy bird watching, than this national park might seem a paradise for you to spot a wide range of feathered species. The variety of birds found here, ranging from domestic to waterbirds and specifically, the migratory ones.
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