In spite of comparatively hostile terrain, the vast size and latitudinal
variations above sea level of 1, 700m of Rajasthan provide varied
vegetation and a number of mammals and birds.
The sanctuaries are an
isolated landscape with some backdrops to attract herds of species from
all over to their temporary habitat and provide them comfortable
Ranthambore National Park
national park, a wildlife sanctuary in Jaipur, is situated in the
eastern part of Rajasthan. The park comes under the district of Sawai
madhopur. This place is the nearest town of the park that is just 11 km
away from the park.
The climate conditions vary drastically in the park
with a 2 degree centigrade of mercury level in winters and up to 47
degrees centigrade in the summers.
You can see Ranthambore Fort and Jogi
Mahal in the park complex. The other nearest attractions include
Bakaula, Lakarda, kachida and Anantpura.
The park that covers around 392
sq-km is best seen during the months from October to March and April to
Even though Ranthambore is a relatively small park, it includes
different types of flora and fauna like 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 12
reptiles and 272 birds and several fishes etc.
If you travel to
Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary, the nearest airport is at Jaipur which
is 145 km away from the park.
The Sawai madhopur railway station that
lies on the Delhi to Mumbai trunk rode, is the nearest railway station
to the park with around 11 km distance.
Sariska park, even
though is larger than Ranthambore, is less commercialized and has less
tigers. The park, which covers an area of around 800 sq km, is situated
just 107 km from Jaipur and 200 km from Delhi.
This area was declared as
wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and became a National Park in 1979. The
Northern Aravali Hills along with their mixture of sharp cliffs and long
narrow valleys dominate the skyline.
The seasons of Rajasthan here is erratic as well
as variable and so we can see a wonderful ecological adoption and
tolerance here with the broad range of wildlife.
The nearby kankwadi
Fort, which has a long and turbulent history and pavilions and Temples
are the ruins seen here, which hint at past riches and glory of the
Wildlife in Sariska heads towards numerous water holes in morning
and evening, which litter the park and offer the visitors with their
best chance of viewing game.
Visiting Sariska from October to April is
more advisable, even though it is open almost whole year-round. Safaris
are provided by jeep here.
sanctuary, one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world, offers
protection to faunal species as well.
Besides indigenous water-birds,
migratory birds and waterside birds, you can also see Chital Sambar,
Nilgai and Boar at this wildlife sanctuary in Jaipur.
This park that includes around
300 species of birds also possesses an ancient Hindu temple devoted to
The migratory birds that come as far away as Siberia and
Central Asia, spend their winters in Bharatpur and return to their
breeding grounds are the major attractions of people who visit the park.
Lake is a wildlife sanctuary near Jaipur, which is located just 25 km
from the city. This huge man-made lake is best seen during the months
between October and March.
The ruins of an old fort
and the Jamwa Mata temple for a backdrop make the lake a scenic spot.
Ramgarh Lake, which spans an area of around 15 square kilometers, is in
its prime after the monsoons.
popular wildlife sanctuaries in Jaipur are Bund Baretha, Sawai Mansingh,
Nahar Garh, Kela Devi, Sheer Garh, Jawahar Sagar, national Chambal,
Ramgarh Vishdhari, jaisamand, Bhainsrod Garh, Phulwari Ki Nal and