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12 April 2021 | 4 min read

Visit These National Parks In Rajasthan For A Great Travel Experience

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The land of extravagant palaces and forts, Rajasthan, is also known for various exotic flora and fauna. Each year thousands of tourists come to the country to visit the national parks in Rajasthan and experience the diversity. National park and wildlife sanctuary in Rajasthan is one of the major tourist attractions here. The state government is actively participating in protecting endangered animals  by having tiger reserve in Rajasthan. That is also the reason for the development of the National parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Below is the list of the national parks in Rajasthan.

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1. Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan

Ranthambore National Park  – Live More Zone

Ranthambore National Park holds a very prominent place in wildlife tourism in the world. Home to the majestic Bengal tigers, this is also known as the best tiger reserve in Rajasthan. In this national park in Rajasthan, you will find a mix of forest, green meadow, and architectural ruins. Ranthambore fort is one of the most famous heritage sites inside the national park, with three temples of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and Lord Ram.

Timing and Location Located in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan.The park remains open from 1st October to 30th April and is closed the remaining year for monsoons.

Morning safari entry timing is usually at 06:00 AM and exits at 09:30 AM.

Afternoon safari entry timing is usually at 02:00 PM and exits at 05:30 PM.  

Entry Fee- Safari prices are INR 1500 per person for Indian Nationals and INR 2500 for foreign nationals

2. Sariska Tiger Reserve

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Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan is located in the Aravalli hills. Most of its landscape consists of rocky mountain areas, cliff, deciduous forest, and grasslands, and known for the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers. Apart from the Bengal tigers, you can also spot other wildlife species like Sambars, Leopard, Nilgai Cheetah, etc. This is also a paradise for bird watchers as you can spot many rare feather species like the golden back woodpecker, Indian eagle owl, kingfisher, Indian peafowl etc. It is the first reserve to relocate the tigers from Ranthambore successfully.

Timing and Location- Located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. You can visit the park from 06:00 AM to 03:30 PM.

Entry Fee- INR 80 per person for Indian Nationals and INR 470 per person for foreign nationals.

3. Keoladeo National Park

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Formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, this wildlife sanctuary in Rajasthan is listed among UNESCO world heritage sites. It is named after the Keoladeo temple, which is on the premises. This park has more than 250 bird species, and you can find more than 1000 species of migratory bird during winters here. This is a mix of wetlands, dry grasslands, woodland swamps, and woodland. Migratory birds visit this national park during winters for breeding purposes. You can explore the place by hiking, jeep safaris and also camel safaris. You can also spot various other species such as Nilgai, Golden Jack, Blackbuck, Wildcat, and many others.

Timing and Location- Located in Bharatpur, this park is open from 08:00 AM and closes at 05:00 PM. 

Entry Fee- INR 50 for Indian Nationals and INR 400 for foreign nationals.

4. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan

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Spread over an area of 288 sq. km, this is also the home to the highest peak in Rajasthan, Guru Shikhar (1722m). This is the only place in Rajasthan where you can spot a variety of orchids. This place is divided into many parts. One of the most popular is Trevor’s tank, a human-made structure for the crocodiles’ safe breeding. It also houses species like the Indian leopard, hedgehog, wild boar, langur and porcupine. This place is also known to be the home of the rare grey jungle fowl. Apart from this, you can also spot more than 250 species of birds here.

Timing and Location- Located in the foothills of the Aravalli range (the closest city is Mount Abu), this sanctuary is open from 09:00 AM and closes at 06:00 PM. 

Entry Fee- INR 300-500 for Jeep safari,

INR 50 for Indian Nationals and INR 100 for foreign nationals for Trevor’s Tank.

5. Darrah National Park

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This national park in Rajasthan is three reserves- Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary, Jaswant Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary and Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary. They have rich wildlife and are also home to Asiatic elephants, sambar deers, wolves, among other exotic animals. This national park is also blessed with a mix of many unique floral species. With more than 260 birds, this place is also a paradise for bird watchers and bird-lovers.  

Timing and Location- Located at 50kms from Kota, this park opens at 10:00 AM and closes at 05:00 PM.

Entry Fee- INR 20 for Indian nationals and INR 100 for foreign nationals.

6. Sambhar Lake Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan

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Sambhar Lake is the largest saline lake in India, and where the horizons are stretched to infinity. You will find a variety of birds here, including flamingoes, storks, redpipers, redshanks etc. Sambhar is also a breeding ground for these birds.

Timing and Location- This is located in Nagaur and Jaipur districts and borders Ajmer district in Rajasthan. The sanctuary is open from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

Entry Fee- INR 50 for Indian nationals and INR 400 for foreign nationals.

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