Take notice of the wild side of Rajasthan

Undeniably, Rajasthan is abundant in terms of culture and history. Another proficiency of the town lies in its wide variety of wildlife. Rajasthan has a bunch of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, all of which are famous for some endangered and rare species. Rajasthan receives a lot of wildlife enthusiasts throughout the year. Although the state is full of wildlife reserves, the most prominent ones are Sariska National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Keoladeo National Park, Desert National Park, etc. You can spot animals like owlets, langurs, crocodiles, tigers, hyenas, jackals and many others in Rajasthan. Apart from this, many varieties of birds and plants are also preserved in the sanctuaries. Moreover, you can enjoy activities like boat riding and jeep safari in the national parks. A wildlife tour to Rajasthan will surely be an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones.


Keoladeo National Park

Check out a wide variety of birds at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Keoladeo National Park


Rajasthan is famous for royal treatment and maharajas. However, there are certain national parks within the state that are home to various wild animals. It is a delightful sight to watch them. this article shall deal with the Keoladeo national park.

Keoladeo National Park was earlier known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and it is situated in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. It is India’s famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds, especially those that visit the place during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to be resident. It is also a major tourist center with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared as a protected sanctuary in 1971 and termed as a World Heritage Site.

Climate of the park :

The maximum temperature of the park ranges from 20.9 degree Celsius to 47.8 degree Celsius. The temperatures were recorded over a period of January till May and have been recorded since 1988. The diurnal temperature ranges from 5 degree Celsius to 50 degree Celsius in month of May. The mean relatively humidity varies from 62% in March to 83.3% in December. The mean annual precipitation is 662 millimeters (mm), with rain falling on an average of 36 days per year.

Wildlife at the national park :

Various macro invertebrates like insects, worms and mollusks, mainly spotted in aquatic habitats are found in vast variety and in huge number in comparison to other group of organisms. These organisms are an important part of the functioning of the ecosystem and the food chain as they are the food of a number of animals, birds and fishes. The land insects found here in great numbers are good for the breeding of land birds. This is the reason why so many birds are found here during the winter season of our weather.

Migratory birds at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary include several species of

  • Cranes
  • Pelicans
  • Geese
  • Ducks
  • Eagles
  • Hawks

And other Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits, etc. are a common sight here! Along with that some major counts of Sambal, Chital, Nilgai(bluebuck) and Boar can also be found at the sanctuary.

Activities at the national park

  • Keoladeo Shiva temple: if you are religious person you can visit the place for Lord Shiva and make a wish there. It is a famous shrine here and many people visit the temple.
  • Rope Castle Adventure Park: this park is good for all those people who love adventure and various other extra-curricular activities. You can walk down the rope bridge and visit the famous castle made within the adventure park.
  • Government Museum: if you love being surrounded by archaeological things and items. then you must visit this place. It is house for various ancient souvenirs and artifacts that you may not find elsewhere in the world or in the country of India.

Kumbhalgarh wildlife Sanctuary

Explore the wild side of Rajasthan

Kumbhalgarh wildlife Sanctuary


Now this is a place you wouldn’t want to miss if you are a wildlife enthusiast or bird lover then you must not miss visiting this Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary. This is famous for its varied wildlife and greenery. Let us dig deep about this sanctuary.

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan State in western India. It surrounds the Kumbhalgarh fortress and covers an area of 610.528 sq. kms (236 sq mi). The sanctuary extends across the Aravalli ranges, covering parts of Rajsamand, Udaipur, and Pali districts, ranging from 500 to 1,300 metres (1,600 to 4,300 ft.) in elevation. It is part of the Kathiawar-Gir dry deciduous forests eco-region.

Wildlife of the park:

The sanctuary is home to a variety of wildlife, some of which are endangered species. The wildlife includes the

  • Indian wolf,
  • Indian leopard,
  • Sloth bear,
  • Striped hyena,
  • Golden jackal,
  • Jungle cat,
  • Sambhar,
  • Nilgai,
  • Chausingha (the four horned antelope),
  • Chinkara and Indian hare

The leopard is the apex predator in the sanctuary. The birds at Kumbhalgarh include the normally shy and untrusting grey junglefowl. Peacocks and doves can be sighted feeding on grains scattered by the jungle guards. Birds like the red spurfowl, parakeet, golden oriole, grey pigeon, bulbul, dove and white breasted kingfisher can also be seen near the water holes.

Climate of the park:

Kumbhalgarh experiences a hot and dry climate during summers hence travelling is quite stressful during this time. Thus, during winters i.e. from October to February is an ideal time to visit, as the weather is comfortable for sightseeing and the chances of spotting wild animals in the wildlife sanctuary are also very high.

Activities to do at the national park:

  • Kumbhalgarh Fort is withinMewar fortification on the western range of Aravalli Hills, in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan in western India. It is a known place to visit and popular as a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Constructed and expanded in the course of the 15-19th century by RanaKumbhal this is a delightful area full of royality and grandeur. If you are visiting the Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary, this is a must visit place for you.
  • BadalMahal is also a part of the main fort. It is divided in two sections: Zanana and Mardana Halls for ladies and men respectively. The architecture of both these sections is spell bounding. Also, the view of the surrounding area from the top of the tower is breathtaking and serene. If you are a lover of kings and queens and their valour then this must be your favorite place after watching those animals.
  • NeelkanthMahadeo Temple is within the fort vicinity. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva whose 6 feet Shiva Lingam is in the temple. This deity is one of the very few ones being worshipped and maintained by the locals and is very much maintained. The finishing of the temple is beautiful and has something spiritual about itself. This is a great place for all the people who want to take rest after a long day.

Ranthambore National Park

The best wildlife haven of Rajasthan

Ranthambore National Park


India is home to world famous Asiatic tigers. We house one of the largest populations of tigers in our country and Ranthambore is famous for them. In this article we shall be dealing with what all you can do while you visit this national park.

In northern India, Ranthambore national park is the biggest and famous national park in India. It is located in the heart of city of SawaiMadhopur in Rajasthan in the south eastern direction. It is approximately 130 kmss away from the city of Jaipur. Earlier it was considered as the place for hunting and punting for Royal Maharajas of Rajasthan, today it is a wildlife sanctuary securing a lot of tourist crowd all over the year. Many wildlife photographers and romantic couples find their way to this place.

Wildlife at the national park:

Ranthambore National park is heavily infested with a huge variety of animals, birds and reptiles within it. In case of animals it is mostly housed with Tigers of course. It also has Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambhar deer, Chital, Nilgai(bluebucks), Common or Hanuman langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Rufoustailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Palm Civets or Toddy cat, Coomon Yellow Bats, Desert Cats, Fivestriped Palm Squirels, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines, Longeared Hedgehogs, Ratels, Small Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Civets and Common mongoose.

In case you are interested in amphibian species you can only find the common Indian Toad and the Common Frog. The park is most famous for its diurnal tigers.

The park also has a large number of marsh reptiles like Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor Lizards, Tortoise, Banded Kraits, Cobras, Common Kraits, Ganga Soft Shelled Turtles, Indian Pythons, North Indian Flap Shelled Turtles, Rat Snakes,Russelsspit Vipers, Saw-scaled Vipers and the Indian Chameleon.

Activities at the national park:

  • Going on the Tiger’s Trail: while you are in Ranthambore, you can always relish the taste of grand view of tiger and watch his trail all over the park. It is a rare sight and summer specific only. Therefore it is extremely special if you find one in the spring or winter season!
  • Hiking to the Ranthambore fort: There is the royal treatment of Ranthambore and there is a fort of maharaja of Ranthambore in ruins near the national park. You wouldn’t want to miss this auspicious sight of their royality and grandeur.
  • Try bird watching at Tiger habitat: the Ranthambore national park is abode to various national and international birds which come here during seasonal change. This is a peasant sight to watch them take flight.
  • Hot air balloon flight: Ranthambore is one such national park that has the feature of air view through hot air balloon. Hot air balloons are not so common in India so we suggest you to take one flight while you are here!

Climate at the national park:

The weather of Ranthambore during the summer is very hot. The highest temperature ranges from 46°C -23°C. The hot climate of the place makes tourists stressed but it is the perfect time to spot the tigers of Ranthambore National Park. Tigers are not visible during any other season in Ranthambore.


Sariska Tiger Reserve

Have a look at rich flora and fauna in Alwar

Sariska Tiger Reserve


One of the many gems in wildlife reserves of Rajasthan, the Sariska Tiger reserve is house of famous tigers and leopards. The park is famous for its huge surface area occupancy and varied types of animals available to be watched. This article shall be dealing with Sariska Tiger reserve’s features.

Sariska Tiger Reserve is a national park and tiger reserve located in Alwar district of Rajasthan, India. It stretches over an area of 866 sq. km. (334 sq. mi) that comprises of scrub-thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, grasslands, and rocky hills in the fauna region. This area was restricted from hunting to preserve the wildlife of Alwar state and was declared a wildlife reserve in 1955. It was given the status of a tiger reserve for making it a part of India's Project Tiger in 1978. The wildlife sanctuary was declared a national park in 1990, with a total area of about 273.8 km2 (105.7 sq mi)It is the first reserve in the world to have successfully relocated tigers all over the world.

Wildlife at the national park:

Apart from the Bengal tiger, the reserve includes many species of wildlife, such as the

  • Indian leopard
  • Jungle cat
  • Caracal
  • Striped hyena

Sariska is also heaven for bird watchers with some of the rarest feathered species like:

  • Grey partridge
  • White-throated kingfisher
  • Indian peafowl
  • Bush quail
  • Sandgrouse
  • Treepie
  • Golden-backed woodpecker
  • Crested serpent eagle and the great Indian eagle-owl.

The dominant tree in the forests are:

  • Dhok (Anogeissuspendula)
  • Salar (Boswelliaserrata)
  • Kadaya (Sterculiaurens)
  • Dhak (Buteamonosperma)
  • Gol (Lanneacoromandelica)
  • Ber (Ziziphusmauritiana)
  • Khair (Acacia catechu)
  • Bargad (Ficusbenghalensis)
  • Arjun (Terminaliaarjuna)
  • Gugal (Commiphorawightii)
  • Bamboo tree

Shrubs are numerous, such as kair (Capparis decidua), adusta (Adhatodavesica) and jharber (Ziziphusnummularia).

Activities at the national park:

  • Visit the ruins of Bhangarh, christened to be the world’s haunted place to unleash your bravery.
  • Vist the Kankwadi Fort which is a 16th century fort, originally built by Jai Singh II, located near the center of the park.
  • Go to the Temple of Neelkanth if you are a follower of Lord Shiva and want to worship his Neelkanth carnation. The temple is beautiful and has something spiritual about itself.
  • Pandupol Hanumanji Temple which is located in the hills in the center of the reserve is believed to be one of the retreats of the Pandavas of the Mahabharata folklore. This pilgrimage site causes problems for the wildlife, due to heavy traffic of visitor cars and buses.

Climate at the national Park

Sariska Tiger Reserve’s Weather and best time to visit Sariska Tiger Reserve is during spring season. Rajasthan has a warm desert climate, very hot and dry in summers and very cold in winters. Rains during the monsoon season are sparse, but it livens up the land that was parched by the summer. Making the rainy season to be the most appropriate for visiting this wildlife heaven!

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