If you say about the presence of rich and varied wildlife in Rajasthan, obviously, those less known about the state would react with a big surprise. Reason is very clear before all, since the state is not having much favourable climate and topography for wildlife. Hence, it becomes somehow hard and impossible to imagine any wildlife in the state of Rajasthan. However, truth is stranger than fiction, the desert state of Rajasthan is bestowed with rich flora and fauna that flourish in the national park and wildlife sanctuaries.
Rajasthan is home to some of best animals retreats that once used to be the favourite game resorts of the Rajput Maharajas. Numerous species of flora and fauna are supported by the arid forests, grasslands and wetlands of the state. The national parks and wildlife sanctuaries support several rare species of animals and birds. In addition to big cat species like tigers, the wildlife sanctuaries and parks support the avian population and other species of animals including mammals.
Famous national park and sanctuaries of Rajasthan include Ranthambhore National Park, Keoladeo Ghana National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary and Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. Ranthambhore National Park and Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary are home to tigers, which can be spotted through Jeep Safari. Besides tigers, both the sanctuaries provide shelter to numerous other special of animals and birds. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is home to hundreds of species of domestic and migratory birds. Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its wolves, avian species and peaceful stretches of forests that see a variety of flora and fauna.