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Rajasthan at Glance >> Rajasthan Wildlife
 

Though Rajasthan is much famous for its forts, palaces, rich history, sand dunes, and camels, Rajasthan Wildlife is no less important from tourism point of view. In fact, Rajasthan Wildlife is the most appealing aspect of Rajasthan tourism.

The jungles and wildlife sanctuaries of the state boast of an excellent wildlife. With two National parks, over a dozen Sanctuaries and two closed areas, Rajasthan offers ample choice to the wildlife lovers. All wildlife sanctuaries of the state are easily accessible by car and have accommodation within or near them.

 
Desert National Park (Jaisalmer)

Founded in 1980, it has an area of about 3150 sq km and is perhaps the largest park of India.
 
Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore wildlife reserve was declared a national park in 1981. With dry deciduous forests, open grassy meadows and several rivers and lakes, the park is an ideal wildlife attraction of Rajasthan.
 
Sariska Tiger Reserve

A key centre for Project Tiger, the Sariska Tiger Reserve has topography that much resembles that of Ranthambore. The reserve was declared a national park in 1979.
 

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

This world famous paradise for birds plays host to around 364 varieties of birds. A UNESCO World Heritage, the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary also plays host to several species of animals such as sambar deer, jungle cats, mongoose, blue bulls, jackals, blackbucks and pythons.

 

Tal Chapper Sanctuary

Located on the fringe of the Thar Desert, nearly 215 km away from Jaipur, the Tal Chapper Sanctuary is a paradise of sorts for one of the rarest species of antelope, the Blackbuck.

 

Darrah Sanctuary

Situated about 50 km away from Kota, Darrah Sanctuary is covered with dense forest that plays host to several species of animals like sloth bear, chinkara, leopard, besides tiger.

 

Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary

With an area of about 578 sq km, the sanctuary is an abode for several animals such as chaisingh (four horned antelope), nilgai, hare, chinkara, sloth bear, sambar, leopard, and hyena. The avian population is represented by grey jungle fowl, white breasted kingfisher, peacocks, dove, mynahs, golden oriole, parakeets, and red spur owls.

 

Mount Abu Sanctuary

Rather rich in Floral and Fauna biodiversity, the Mount Abu Sanctuary is the only hill station of Rajasthan. It boasts of about 112 types of plant families and 820 species. The forests of Mt Abu are renowned for their bamboo plantations, several types of orchids, many varieties of wild roses and medicinal herbs, besides plants.
 
 
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