Most Popular Destinations For Wildlife Tourism in Rajasthan – The largest state of India, Rajasthan is not only for cultural and heritage tourism. It is also notable for wildlife tourism in India. There are some exotic wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in this state which make it very popular among wildlife lovers and wildlife adventure enthusiasts. Have a look at some of the most popular destinations for jungle tourism in Rajasthan, India.
Sariska Tiger Reserve Sariska Tiger Reserve is a famous wildlife sanctuary, national park and tiger reserve in Rajasthan. It is located in Alwar district of the state. It is visited by a large number of domestic and international tourists each year. It has rich flora and fauna. It is considered to be as one of the finest places in India for enjoying ample opportunities for jungle tourism. Most commonly wildlife attractions found in this park include royal Bengal tigers, jungle cats, leopards cats, leopards, golden jackals, foxes, striped hyenas, sambar deer, nilgai (blue bulls), chinkara (a species of gazelle), four-horned antelopes, wild boar, wild dogs, hares, hanuman langurs, monkeys, and lots of bird species and reptiles. Apart from wildlife viewing you can also enjoy here birding. Most commonly birds sited in this sanctuary include Great Indian Horned Owl, Crested Serpent Eagle, Golden-Backed Wood Pecker, Tree Pie, Sand Grouse, Kingfisher, Bush Quail, Grey Partridge and Peafowl. You can also see some historical places including Kankwadi Fort and Sariska Palace.
Ranthambore National Park Ranthambore is India’s one of the most prominent tiger reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. It is situated in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. It is about 180 km from the state capital Jaipur which is also the nearest airport. It is only 11 km away from Sawai Madhopur Railway Station. Ranthambore National Park is not only one of the most popular wildlife in India but also one of the best places in India to see royal Bengal tigers in natural habitats. Majestic tigers can be spotted here easily even during the day time. Apart from tigers other animals found in the sanctuary include leopards, blue bulls, wild dogs, wild boar, striped hyenas, sloth bear, sambar and deer. It is also haven for different species of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. Ranthambore Fort and a Giant Banyan Tree (the second largest banyan tree in India) are also visitors’ attractions. Tourists can enjoy best charm of Ranthambore by Jeep Safari ride.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park Formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, the Keoladeo Ghana National Park is one of the finest and most popular bird sanctuaries in India. It is home to a vast species of resident and migratory birds. Migratory birds can be spotted here at best during the winter season. Apart from bird species the park is also home to diverse species of floral plants, trees and reptiles. Cycle Rickshaw ride is the best way to explore the sanctuary and enjoy here birding.