The royal beauty of Jaipur is not hidden to anyone, be it the magnificent forts to the opulent palaces, be it the vibrant shopping bazaars to the Desi Rajasthani delicacies, everything in Jaipur is just too magical.
But is you wish to drift away from the hustle-bustle of Jaipur city life and wish to find your escape in the wild, here we welcome you to read this article and know about the wildlife sanctuaries in Jaipur that you should visit to witness varied species of animals and birds. The charismatic beauty of wildlife would let you know the smallest details of how animals survive in their natural habitat.
Jaipur has everything enchanting to offer but apart from all these architectural and historical wonders, it lays a natural habitat that the city offers to the wildlife. For all the nature and wildlife buffs, the treasure box of Jaipur has something special for you too.
We are talking about the top 5 wildlife sanctuaries which are home to a variety of flora and fauna. If you are visiting Jaipur and want to explore wildlife you must include these 5 wildlife sanctuaries in your itinerary. These 5 wildlife sanctuaries are exactly not in the city but located in the vicinity of the city.
The following are the 5 wildlife sanctuaries that are situated close to Jaipur.
1. Ranthambore National Park :
Ranthambore National Park is one of the most important National Parks situated in India. The place is regarded among the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan and is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan.
The place plays an important part in making efforts to revive the tiger population. In 2008, Ranthambore National Park had 34 tiger population which was 26 in the year 2005. There are surveillance cameras around the region to keep an eye on the animals.
The location of Ranthambore National Park is on a plateau and the place is nestled between the Chambal and Banas rivers on its sides. The Ranthambore national park is famously known for the Tiger population it abodes, and one can easily spot tigers here.
If you are a wildlife lover then this is the place for you, Besides Tigers, you can witness many other animals in this national park such as Nilgai, leopards, Hyenas, sloth bears, sambar, deer, and many more. The best time to visit Ranthambore National park is between May and November.
And the opening and closing time of the park is from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can evilly Canter which is 20 seater or Jeep that is 6 seater to visit the Park.
You can also visit the splendid Ranthambore Fort which is located around the region of Ranthambore National Park.
A glimpse of the park :
- Enjoy Jungle Safari to let your souls feel lost in the wilderness
- Best wildlife sanctuary to spot tigers
- Get a chance to discover various species of flowering plants
- Witness various endangered species around the park
- Treat yourself in the finest resorts located amidst the park
2. Sariska National Park:
Sariska National Park is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in India which was brought under the Project Tiger scheme in 1978. The park is around 107 km away from Jaipur, it would take three hours of driving to reach there. The park is spread over an area of 866sq. km. and is surrounded by the green mountain range of Aravali.
Although it looks dry and dusty in the summer season with the beginning of the rainy season the park change into green beauty, most of the area is covered with Dhok tree and Dhok, Goria, Tendu, Khair, Surwal trees cover the rest of the park. Sariska Reserve is home to Royal Bengal Tiger. Other animal species of the park are leopards, Jungle cats, sambhar, hyenas, chinkaras, deers, bison, antelopes, nilgai, porcupine, and mongoose.
More than 225 species of birds are habitant of Sariska park, some of which are treepie, grey partridge, great Indian horned owl, sand grouse, and bush quail. If you are planning a wildlife tour in Sariska National Park, you can contact us to help you plan your itinerary.
The park offers wildlife safaris with Jeep and Canter as well. The timing to evil wildlife safari is from 6 am to 10 am in the morning and 2 pm to 6 pm in the evening.
A glimpse of the park:
- Best place to spot the Royal Bengal Tigers
- Spend your time amidst wildlife to have the best experience of a lifetime
- Go for sightseeing of ancient temples and monuments
- Experience the stunning sight of Aravalis covering the place on one side
3. Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary:
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary of Rajasthan was renamed as Keoladeo Ghana Bird sanctuary. It’s a UNESCO recognized sanctuary in Rajasthan which is a favorite destination to attract all the bird watchers and photography lovers.
The place was once a hunting ground for the Maharajas which is now like a paradise for bird lovers as different species of birds migrate here from all around the world. The Ghana bird sanctuary is home to more than 366 bird species, 30 species of mammals and around 379 of plant species. The birds that migrates here come from Afghanistan, China, Turkmenistan, and Siberia. October to March is the right time to spot the migratory birds.
The best time to visit the place is from October and February from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A glimpse of Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary:
- A visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of India
- Get a chance to spend your day with more than 370 species of birds
- Avail boat ride during the rainy season
- Evil bicycle and rickshaw Safari to visit the place
- A treat to bird watchers
4. Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary:
Situated near Ramgarh, some 220 km away from Jaipur and 45 km from Bundi, the Ramgarh Vishdhari sanctuary is one of the most popular sanctuaries of Rajasthan. The sanctuary is home to various flora and fauna.
The place is covered over the region of 300 sq. kilometers and was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1982. The place exhibits various species of animals including tigers, hyenas, panthers, wild boars, etc. Apart from just animals, Ramgarh Sanctuary is home to a number of exotic trees including hair, Salar, Ber, Dhok, Babool, and many others. To visit the place, special permission from the forest department needs to be taken.
A glimpse of Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary:
- You can visit the attractions of Ramgarh like Havelis, temples, and chhatris
- Get a chance to explore different species of animals and plants
- Get a chance to witness migratory birds
5. Keladevi Wildlife Sanctuary:
The Keladevi wildlife sanctuary is an extended part of envied Ranthambore National Park. The park has a Banas river on its west side and Chambal river in its southeast direction which offers a beautiful view of the dark green forest from every corner of the park.
The Keladevi wildlife sanctuary is spread in an area of 676 sq. km. and plays a major role in sustaining the biodiversity and ecology of Rajasthan. The name of the sanctuary is placed after a Kela Devi temple. The Forest is home to many animals like a wild hog, tiger, chinkara, sloth bear, wolf, hyena, jackal, sambhar, wild boars, etc. Keladevi wildlife sanctuary is around 162 km. away from Jaipur.
The best time to visit Keladevi Wildlife Sanctuary is from September to March and the opening time is from 10 am to 5 pm. You should go through a Jungle safari to cover the important part of the park.
A glimpse of the park:
- Indulge yourself to witness the rarest species of birds living free in their natural habitat
- Watch the exotic sight of Banas and Chambal river around the park
- Spot exotic species of animals
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