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5 Top Wildlife Destinations in Rajasthan

Written by: Akshatha
Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 18:00 [IST]
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"Let nature be your teacher," says William Wordsworth! True, we will find everything in this 'Potpourri of Mother Nature'. Wildlife is one most important part of the world's creations. They are not just meant to eat and live; there is a lot more to learn from the wild. We, the humans think that 'We' are civilised but when you observe animals seem more adherent to nature. Come, let us experience and feel closer to nature while visiting the top wildlife destinations in Rajasthan.

Top Wildlife Destinations in Rajasthan

Monkey Family at Sariska National Park
Photo Courtesy: Varunsk

Sariska National Park

Once a hunting ground in Alwar, it was marked as a wildlife sanctuary. Later, Sariska National Park was identified for the tiger population and that put it under the 'Project Tiger'. Today, it one of the best wildlife reserves with several species of flora and fauna. It is also the first National Park where Tigers were successfully repopulated. Unfortunately, at one point of time, there were no tigers left in this reserve. So the government relocated a few tigers from Ranthambore. This worked and again new the tiger population increased here.

Best Time to Visit Sariska National Park: October to June.

Top Wildlife Destinations in Rajasthan

Long Legged Buzard
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Desert National Park

Want to explore the wildlife in the Thar Desert? Head to Desert National Park near Jaisalmer. You can see a lot of unique things here. Desert National Park is a seasonal home to the Great Indian Bustard and many birds like Kestrels, tawny eagles, laggar falcons, etc. Another interesting attraction is the 6 million years old Dinosaur fossils. You can also find mammals like blackbuck, hedgehog, desert fox and so on. So, Desert National Park is one of the top wildlife destinations in Rajasthan.

Best Time to Visit Desert National Park: November to January

 Top Wildlife Destinations in Rajasthan

Tiger taking a dip at Ranthambore National Park
Photo Courtesy: Koshy Koshy

Ranthambore National Park

A thrill awaits for those who visit Ranthambore National Park. It is one of the famous tiger reserves in India. The wildlife safari gives an opportunity to see tigers in their natural habitat. Ranthambore was a prime hunting ground for the Kings of Sawai Madhopur. The region was later established as a wildlife reserve.
Best Time to Visit Ranthambore National Park: October to June.

 Top Wildlife Destinations in Rajasthan

Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary
Photo Courtesy: Nikhilchandra81

Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary

The World Heritage Site of Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary is known for its avifauna. It has diverse ecosystem as it is a blend of wetland, dry grasslands and woodland vegetation. Previously, it was named as Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary.

Best Time to Visit Keoladeo Ghana National Park: October to March

Darrah National Park

Darrah National Park is a big wildlife reserve in Kota, Rajasthan. Previously, a hunting hub for the Maharajas of Kota, Darrah National Park was turned into a wildlife reserve. Since three wildlife sanctuaries are together formed as the national park, it has diverse vegetation and wildlife. Darrah National Park is one of the best wildlife places in Rajasthan.

Best Time to Visit Darrah National Park: October to March

It is evident to get excited about spotting animals in wildlife travel. However, it is good to observe them from a distance by trying not to intrude. Please do not litter the surroundings as it affects pristine nature and in turn affect the wild.

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