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The wildlife of Rajasthan is as exotic as the destination itself. There are numerous wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks in Rajasthan, which shelter a wide range of remarkable flora and fauna. Once the hunting grounds of the Raja-Maharajas of the bygone era, the wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks of Rajasthan are now used for conservation and Eco-tourism. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, then Rajasthan promises to leave you spell bound. Some of the exciting wildlife species found in Rajasthan are tigers, black bucks, chinkara, the rare desert fox, the endangered caracal, the great Indian bustard, gavial, monitor lizard, wild boars, porcupine. The wildlife sanctuaries of Rajasthan become the temporary home to a variety of avian species during the winters. Some of these species are common crane, ducks, coots, pelicans and the rare Siberian cranes, imperial sand grouse, falcons and buzzards.
Some of The Famous Wildlife Destinations of Rajasthan Are:
Keoladeo Ghana National Park
Also known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park is one of the famous Parks in the world. It is a bird paradise with around 380 species of resident and migratory birds. UNESCO has listed it as a World Heritage Site. The best time to visit the Park is from October to March. Several species of migratory birds such as Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits are found in the Park. Some of the animals sighted here are Golden Jackal, Striped Hyaena, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Nilgai, Sambar, Blackbuck and Wild Boar.
Ranthambore National Park
One of the best tiger reserves in the world, Ranthambore National Park is located 130 km from Jaipur. Rich in tiger population, the Park also boasts of several other wildlife species such as Antelopes, Nilgai, Sambhar, Chital, Langurs, Crocodiles, Chinkara, Porcupines and Jackals, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Indian Hare, Mongoose and Monitor Lizards. Around 300 avian species are found in the Park.
Famous for its tiger population, Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is a well known wildlife sanctuary of India. Attracting a large number of tourists, Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Alwar, Rajasthan. The sanctuary shelters wildlife species such as Tiger, Nilgai, Sambar, Chital, Indian Porcupine, Hyaena, Jungle Cat, Indian Palm Civet, Leopard, Peafowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Spur Fowls, White Breasted Kingfishers, Golden Backed Woodpeckers, Great Indian Horned Owl, Quails, Partridges, Serpent Eagle, Tree Pies, Crested Serpent Eagles, Parakeets, Drongos, Sunbirds and Vultures. The best time to visit the sanctuary is from October to March.
Some of the other wildlife destinations in Rajasthan are Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary and Desert National Park.