Rajasthan is known for splendid palaces, majestic forts, colorful bazaars and golden dunes but you would be delighted to know that Rajasthan is also known for exotic flora and fauna. The beautiful wildlife sanctuaries and national parks of Rajasthan are home to rich wildlife, some of them are critically endangered as well. With the diversity in the landscapes, every wildlife destination offers unique experiences and get you connect with the nature. Most of these destinations are open throughout the year but remains closed during the rainy season in the month of July to September.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest national parks in India, located at Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. The park is visited by ample of tourists to enjoy the Ranthambore jungle safari which occurs twice in a day at morning and afternoon. The park is popular for good population of royal Bengal tiger. Also leopards, chital, deer, sambar, nilgai, fox, mongoose and blackbucks can be spotted. Along with enjoying the safari, one can also experience the stay at the luxury tents in Ranthambore. Surrounded by the natural beauty, one can feel the rustic beauty of Rajasthan and rejuvenate the soul under the soothing atmosphere.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park
The former name of Keoladeo Ghana National Park is Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary since the park is located in Bharatpur. The park is home to a wide variety of colorful birds and also declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. 366 bird species and 379 floral species are home to this national park. Enjoy the cycle ride early in the morning when there are high chances of spotting domestic and migratory birds.
Sariska National Park
The Sariska National Park is located at Alwar district of Rajasthan. The park is home to large number of royal Bengal tigers. Other animals like leopards, golden jackals, jungle cats, Rhesus monkeys, striped hyenas, sambhar, nilgai, Hanuman langurs, wild boars, four horned antelope, caracal, and chinkara can be spotted. In this park, tiger relocation and rehabilitation is carried out successfully.
Desert National Park
The Desert National is only one of its kinds in India, located near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The uniqueness of the landscapes which comprises of sand dunes, salt lakes, craggy rocks entice tourists more to visit this park. The endangered Great Indian Bustard, eagles, spotted eagles, laggar falcons, sand grouse, vultures, buzzards, short-toed eagles and falcons can be spotted.
SO, plan your wildlife trip to these popular national parks of Rajasthan and enjoy the wildlife safari.