Thursday, April 9, 2020
Wildlife
Rajasthan

Ranthambore National park

Set up in 1955, Ranthambore National park is situated in the district of Sawai-Madhopur, at the function of Aravalis and Vindhyas covering an area of 392sq.km. The nearest town and the railhead from the park is Sawaimadhopur. The nearest airport is Jaipur at a distance of 132km.

The land consists both of steep slopes and gently rolling plateau on the hill top. The forests are dry deciduous dominated by dhok trees interspersed with grasslands. There are scattered pools to provide water to the wild animals. The well forested park harbours diverse fauna which include tiger, leopard, wild boar, caracal, sloth bear, ratel, hyena, civet, jungle cat, sambar, chinkara, nilgai, four-horned antelope, python,  cobra, crocodile, partridge, green pigeon, red spur fowl, peafowl, parakeet, teal etc.

Best Time to Visit: October to April. 

Keoladeo National park

The park set up in1981 in Bharatpur district, 2 km away from Bharatpur town, covers an area of 29 km. The nearest rail head is Bharatpur at a distance of 8 km. The nearest airport is Agra 55km from the park.

The park has tropical dry deciduous forest type. Some 282 species of trees, shrubs, climbers, grasses and herbs are found here. Out of these ninety one species of plants are acquatic.

The park often referred to as paradise for birds is famous of the variety of indigenous and migratory birds, both aquatic and non aquatic. The fauna of the park are Siberian crane cormorant, stork, spoonbill, quail, coot, heron, teal, tern, sambar, cheetah, black buck, wild boar, civet etc. The Siberian crane which breed in Siberia usually visit this park during November- December after covering a distance of 4,000km and go back in March. This species is critically endangered. The number of those cranes  visiting the park has dwindled sharply from 100 in 1976 to just 5 in 1993. 

The park has rest houses. All areas for watching wild life are within walking distance.

Best Time to Visit: November - February read more

Sariska National park

The park was set up in 1982 in the district of Alwar covering an area of 274sq.km. The nearest town and the rail head is Alwar at a distance of 36 km from the park, Jaipur is the nearest airport at a distance of  110 km.

The tract of the park is mainly hilly with two plateaus. The forests are dominated by dhok.

The fauna of the park comprise tiger, leopard, panther, wild boar, hyena, jungle cat, civet, four horned antelope, sambar, cheetah, ratel, caracal, chinkara, nilagi, partridges, green pigeon and pea fowl.

Best Time to Visit: October to March read more

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Keoladeo Ghana

Nearest Town - Bharatpur - 2km
Railhead - Bharatpur - 8km.
Airport -Agra -55km.

November - February

Bharatpur Forest Lodge (ITDC) 2.5km inside the sanctuary, Shanti Kutir Rest House, Saras, outside the park, Tented Camp near park entrance.

Dy Chief Wildlife Warden, Keoladeo National park, Bharatpur.

Ranthambore

Nearest Town - Sawai Madhopur - 14km.
Railhead - Sawai Madhopur - 14km.
Airport - Jaipur - 132km.

October to April

Jogi Mahal (within the park), Outside: Sawai Madhopur Lodge(Taj), Tiger Moon Resort, Ankur Resorts, Ranthambore Road.

Field Director, Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur

Sariska

Nearest Town - Alwar - 36km.
Railhead - Alwar - 36km.
Airport - Jaipur - 110km.

November to June

Kushalgarh Palace, 6 Km before Sariska Palace 

Field Director, Sariska Tiger Project.