Friday, December 21, 2012

Explore Rajasthan Wildlife National Park and Sanctuary

National parks and wildlife sanctuaries are some of the tourist destinations in Rajasthan that are worth visiting for. Aside from having the feeling of fun and excitement, you will also enjoy the amazing and refreshing scenery of nature in India.

Keoladeo National Park

The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary of Keoladeo National Park is situated between the two most historic cities of India, Jaipur and Agra. This lies in India's northwestern state of Rajasthan, approximately 190 km from the national capital of Delhi.

Ranthambore National Park

Well known for tigers, the Ranthambore National Park is located in the north western portion of Rajasthan, near the town of Sawai Madhopur, and midway between Kota and Bharatpur townships. The Aravali and Vindhya hill ranges surround this national park and is very close to the outer borders of the Thar Desert. This was originally a hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, and then it was in 1955 when Ranthambore was declared as a game sanctuary. It was in 1980 when it became a national park.

Desert National Park

The Desert National Park is located in the western portion of Rajasthan close to the town of Jaisalmer. This is one of the biggest national parks with an area of 3162 sq km. The main land form comprises of compact salt lake bottoms and craggy rocks, fixed dunes and intermedial areas which are relatively appropriate for the chinkara to move at great speed. Desert cat, wolf, Bengal fox and desert fox are other notable dwellers in the Desert National Park.

Sambhar Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

The biggest saline lake in India is Sambhar. It has an area of 190 sq km in extent of full capacity, and lies some 60 km from the western part of Jaipur. This huge body of glacial saline has an average deepness of 0.6 cm and never above 3 m even just after the monsoon. It has a varying width between 3 and 11 km and extends in length for 22.5 km.
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