Wildlife in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is undoubtedly one of the most historically significant states of India, but even more than that it is a unique gift of nature to our country as well. Scanty rain or thorny bushes in the name of vegetation is not all about it. There are forests and national parks that are proven as safe haven for a number of animals in Rajasthan. It houses tigers, desert fox, black bucks, wild boars, porcupine, gavial and hundreds of different migrating birds. etc. Yes, it is true that wildlife in Rajasthan offers incredible wildlife touring experience.
Here is a list of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks located in Rajasthan.
There are national parks in Rajasthan-
1. Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur with an area of 28 sq km has been ascribed World Heritage Site and is regarded as world’s most significant bird sanctuaries. Best time to visit August to February.
2. Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur with an area of about 393 sq km is the habitat of tigers, panthers, different species of deers, jackals etc. Don’t miss tiger safari and the fort. July to September the park remains closed while the best time is November through February.
There are about 25 sanctuaries that house wildlife in Rajasthan which covers an accumulated area of 8,740 sq km. These sanctuaries are:
3. BandhBaratha Sanctuary in Bharatpur
4. Bhensrodgarh WL Sanctuary in Chittorgarh
5. Bassi WL Sanctuary in Chittorgarh
6. Sitamata WL Sanctuary in Chittorgarh, Udaipur
7. Desert WL Sanctuary in Barmer (Jaisalmer)
8. JawaharSagar Sanctuary in Kota
9. Darrah Game Sanctuary in Kota
10. Shergarh Wildlife Sanctuary in Kota
11. FulwarikiNal in Udaipur
12. Jaisamand WL Sanctuary in Udaipur
13. Kumbalgarh WL Sanctuary in Udaipur
14. Sajjangarh Wildlife Santuary in Udaipur
15. Keladevi WL Sanctuary in SawaiMadhopur
16. SawaiMansingh Wildlife Sanctuary in SawaiMadhopur
17. Kesarbag WL Sanctuary in Dholpur
18. Ramsagar Wildlife Sanctuary in Dholpur
19. Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary in Dholpur
20. Mount Abu WL Sanctuary in Sirohi
21. Nahargarh WL Sanctuary in Jaipur
22. JamwaRamgarh WL Sanctuary in Jaipur
23. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary in Alwar
24. National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary that touches the boundaries of Kota, Dholpur, SawaiMadhopur, Karauli and Bundi
25. RamgarhVishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary in Bundi
26. Tal Chappar Wildlife Sanctuary in Churu
27. TodaraghRawali Wildlife Sanctuary in Ajmer, Rajsamand and Pali
Rajasthan, known for its dry and arid landscape has about 9,161 sq km area covering different wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Wildlife in Rajasthan is a treat to eyes and should not be missed. But while planning your itinerary, do proper research because though all through the year the reserves are thriving with visitors from all over the world, during monsoon they remain closed. So, plan your dates accordingly. Also, it is advisable to avoid summer season which is extremely hot and braving the desert loo is not everyone’s cup of tea.
Information on tours of wildlife in Rajasthan is available on net. You can make online bookings beforehand and as early bird reward you may get exceptional packages which will not only make your tour hassle-free but also economic.