Rajasthan is the biggest state in India with rich culture. Amazing forts, glamorous lakes, beautiful wildlife and splendid mansions encourage tourism in Rajasthan. This state has great geographical features suitable for amazing wildlife. It is known for desert in most territories, but it also has green forests in others. These topographical conditions are ideal for wildlife. Desert is an ideal place for reptile species while Rocky Mountains and wetlands are ideal for various species of birds and animals. Wildlife sanctuaries of Rajasthan are the most popular amongst others. Many tourists come to India for exploring these wildlife parks of Rajasthan. Here are some famous sanctuaries of Rajasthan.
Ranthambore National Park:
This sanctuary is situated at the junction of Aravali and Vindhya hills in Sawai Madhopur District. It is spread over 400 square km area. There are many water resources in this park those give huge relief in hot summer days. Animals are used to people around them and you can watch these animals in their natural habitat here. Tigers can be seen hunting even when tourists are watching. It is a dream park for photographer and wildlife enthusiast. This park is available with car rental service for jungle safari. It remains opened from October to May.
Sariska Tiger Reserve:
It is most visited reserve park in India. It is situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan. It covers about an area of 800 square km. There are medieval buildings in this reserve which are also one of the main attractions of it. It was declared tiger reserve park in 1978 as a part of India’s project tiger scheme. There are various carnivores such as leopard, jungle cat, Jackal and hyena in this park. It also hosts amazing bird-life. Peafowl, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Golden backed Wood Pecker, Crested Serpent Eagle, Grey Partridge and the Great Indian Horned Owl are the most popular bird species in this park.
This Park is situated in Thar Desert of Jaisalmer. It is one of the largest parks of India, covering 3100 square km area. Bird-life of this park is vivid and spectacular. Ardeotis nigriceps (Indian Bustard), an endangered bird species, is the main attraction here. You can see many eagles, buzzards, kestrel, harriers, falcons and vultures in this park. Jeep safari is available here to travel this park in a short duration. Best visiting time for this park is November to March.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park :
This is, formerly known as Bharatpu
r Bird Sanctuary, one of the finest bird’s parks of India. It has both native and migratory birds. Besides birds, this park is also inhabited by Sambhar, boar, Chittal and Nilgai. There is a system of small water dames to control water level in different sections. There is a temple of Keoladeo within its boundaries.
Well, above-mentioned parks are such famous that nature’s documentary films are made in these parks. You can see nature at its best here and you can catch glimpse of amazing wildlife.