Rajasthan, the land of brave warriors is also a safe sanctuary for an assortment and multi-colored array of wildlife. The scenery of Rajasthan greatly differs from the barren parched backwoods, intense scrub-thorn forest, rocks and ravines to marshes and verdant, dense verdant woods. Each of these mammoth areas of this vivid state is a stunning abode for a huge multiplicity of remarkable rare animals and birds. A few of these wildlife species are atypical while some are critically limited. Rajasthan dwells black bucks, tigers, the sporadic desert fox, Chinkara, the significantly endangered caracal, gavial, Indian bustard, wild boars, porcupine and monitor lizard. Rare wandering birds such as the ducks, common crane, pelicans, coots, the atypical Siberian cranes, royal sand grouse, buzzards and falcons flock to this state during the cold winter months. The state of Rajasthan boasts 2 National Parks, more than a dozen Wild life Sanctuaries and 2 Closed Areas. The majority of these vast areas are open to travelers and visitors interminably all around the year. However, they are closed momentarily during the monsoon period of the year
Iconic Wildlife havens of Rajasthan:
Ranthambhore National Park, Sawai Madhopur: The Ranthambore National park is situated in the gloominess of Aravalli & Vindhya hills. This park wraps an area of about 275 sq km. The finely honed crests, profound boulder-packed gorges, jungles and lakes are the locale of wild animals like the panther, caracal, hyena, jackal and abundant varieties of deer, and a prosperous multiplicity of local and wandering birds. The VIP resident, nevertheless, is the rare tiger, and spotting one is an exceptional experience. Similar to other parks in the area, Ranthambore National park was formerly the hunting area of imperial maharajas of Jaipur. This turned out to be a Project Tiger Reserve in the year 1973. The best time to visit this park is between the months of November to February.
Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary Park, Bharatpur: The World Heritage Site of UNESCO considered Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary Park as one of the globe’s most vital bird sanctuaries. The name Keoladeo Ghana originated from the name of a Shiva temple (Keoladeo) that is inside a thick Jungle called Ghana. Once, this park was parched scrubland and was initially developed by the Bharatpur emperors in the second half of 18th century. In the present day, the national park sprawls over 29 sq km of wetlands. It is a center of attraction for a broad assortment of traveler and water birds that fly in each winter from far-flung places like Siberia. A great way to view assorted species of birds & animals is to take trips at different times of a day. Awaken the birds in the early mornings, watch the water birds in sunshine and view the night birds like owls after dusk. No matter whenever you go, there will always be fascinating birds here to gaze at.
Sariska National Park, Alwar : Elected as a Tiger Sanctuary under the “Project Tiger” in the year 1979, Sariska National Park, once was the private hunting area of the significant Alwar state, rambles more than 800 sq km. The Aravalli hills twigs out at Sariska, creating low flat terrain and gorges that haven a broad variety of natural world. At present, the tiger populace at Sariska is assumed to anywhere between 20 and 30. On the other hand, getting a glimpse of a tiger is very uncommon. The months between November and March are best for wildlife screening.
Jaisamand Sanctuary, Udaipur : This sanctuary is a vastness of profound woods of more than 52 sq km. Wild animals such as hyena, leopard, fox, wolf and jungle cat can be found in this sanctuary. Other copious animals found here are chitals, sambars, chinkara and langur. The Jaisamand Lake is the self-effacing abode of turtles, crocodiles and a wonderful assortment of fish. Jeep safari, Boat rides, Bonfire, bird watching and Camping are a choice of activities to do here.
Desert National Park, Jaisalmer & Barmer: The mesmerizing Desert Park sprawls over 3,162 sq km of scrub and sandy wilderness. It is on the brink of the Pakistan boundary. The key attraction of this park is the great Indian bustard (Choriotis nigriceps). This is a huge bird with a tallness of about 4 ft (1.2 m). The Indian bustard had been hunted almost to extermination, and nearly 1,000 of them exist now. However, the sightings are to be expected. A few other wildlife species in this place comprises numerous species of falcon & vulture, sand grouse, chinkara (Indian gazelle) and desert fox. The best time to visit this park is from October to February.
Tal Chhapar Sanctuary, Shekhawati: Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the rim of Thar Desert. The statement ‘Tal' suitably means “open and flat” terra firma. Sprawling over an area of about 1334 sq km, this sanctuary is a modest abode to an incredible variety of wild birds. This place is very famous for Black Bucks. The Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary typically remains covered by green lawns. One can see trees hardly ever in this huge vicinity.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumbhalgarh : The famous Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary envelops an area of 578 sq km of the Aravalli mountain ranges to the western side of the fort. Wild animals such as, Panther, wolf, flying squirrel and several bird species can be spotted here. The Kumbhalgarh safe haven is a surprise to tourists who assume Rajasthan only as a barren region. These green expanses create the separating barrier between the previous states of Mewar & Marwar. A long time ago, this place was the hunting areas of the imperials and was acknowledged a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1971. The miscellaneous landscape of the sanctuary promotes to the charms of the sanctuary. The Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is known to be dwelling to leopards, chausinghas (four-horned antelopes), sloth bears and panthers.