Rajasthan is known as a hot and arid destination which is also home to the famed Thar Desert. However, this India’s largest state is still quite rich in wildlife and is blessed with a variety of vegetation and a plethora of animal and bird species. In fact, Rajasthan is one of the top destinations in India for tiger sighting and birdwatching.
The state has semi green forests; mountainous terrains; dry grasslands; dry deciduous thorn forest and even wetlands for a biodiverse wildlife to thrive. There are about 480 species of plants and trees that can be found in Rajasthan. It is also home to a number of national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and bird sanctuaries that make it to the top wildlife holiday destinations in India.
For tiger sighting, Rajasthan offers Ranthambore National and Sariska National Park, while for birdwatching, UNESCO World Heritage Site Keoladeo National park along with Tal Chhapar, Van Vihar, and Jorbeed make for the best destinations in the state. The Desert National Park is home to the critically endangered species of Great Indian Bustard. Apart from these, Rajasthan is home to a large number of leopards, blackbuck, great Indian spotted eagle, and marsh crocodiles.
Other Popular Wildlife Sanctuaries in Rajasthan
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Explore the scenic Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, home to some endangered species of animals and a large number of birds.Read More
Jhalana Safari Park Jaipur
Watch the arrival of migratory birds, the flight of avifauna, and enjoy leopard safari at Jhalana Safari Park in Jaipur.Read More
Mount Abu Sanctuary
See the highest peak in Rajasthan, Guru Shikhar; rich floral biodiversity; and several wild animals at Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary.Read More
Van Vihar Sanctuary
Explore the lesser-known Van Vihar Sanctuary, home to several deer species and dhok and khair trees in Dholpur District.Read More
Tal Chhapar Sanctuary
Witness blackbucks and a variety of birds at Tal Chhapar Sanctuary sprawling on the fringe of Great Indian Desert in Rajasthan.Read More
Sorsan Wildlife Sanctuary
Relish the best birdwatching experience at Sorsan Wildlife Sanctuary situated some odd 50 km from Kota.Read More
Sajjangarh Biological Park
Enjoy a visit to the zoological garden in Udaipur, Sajjangarh Biological Park which is home to 21 species of animals.Read More
Explore the natural habitat of tigers, leopards, sloth bear, and endemic deer species at Shergarh Sanctuary in Baran District.Read More
Sariska Tiger Reserve
Catch the sight of Royal Bengal Tigers at Sariska Tiger Reserve, the first reserve in the world with successfully relocated tigers.Read More
Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary
Relish the sight of leopards, sambhar deer, chitals, and chinkaras at Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary in the buffer zone of Ranthambore.Read More
Nahargarh Biological Park
Enjoy Rajasthan’s first lion safari and sighting of many native wild animals at Nahargarh Biological Park near Jaipur.Read More
Mukundra Tiger Reserve
Spot the Royal Bengal Tigers amongst other wildlife species at Rajasthan’s third Tiger Reserve near Kota.Read More
Machiya Safari Park
Relish sighting rich wildlife like deer, desert fox, and monitor lizard along with Machia Fort at Machia Biological Park near Jodhpur.Read More
Kaila Devi Sanctuary
Spot sambhar, hyenas, sloth bears, panthers, jackals, wild pigs, chinkara at Kaila Devi Sanctuary in the buffer zone of Ranthambore.Read More
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
Explore Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, the home of wildfowl, deer, antelope, nilgai, chinkara, black buck, desert fox and wild boar.Read More
Desert National Park
Get a sight of Indian Gazelle and endangered Great Indian Bustard at one of the largest national parks in India.Read More
Keoladeo National Park
Keoladeo National Park is home to around 370 species of birds & is the only place in India where the Siberian Crane can be spotted during the winters.Read More
Rajasthan Wildlife Tour PackagesView All
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Ranthambore Corbett Tour With Agra
10 Nights - 11 Days
Golden Triangle With Tigers
7 Nights - 8 Days
Golden Triangle With Ranthambore Pa...
15 Nights - 16 Days
Tiger Trails India
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Ranthambore Educational Tour
People Ask for Rajasthan Wildlife
Q. Which is best place for tiger spotting in Rajasthan?
Ranthambore National Park is the best destination for tiger sighting in Rajasthan.
Q. Which is the best birdwatching destination in Rajasthan?
Keoladeo National Park, earlier Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is the best destination for birdwatching in Rajasthan.
Q. How many types of plants can be found in Rajasthan?
There are about 480 species of plants including 107 of trees, 55 of shrubs, 215 of herbs, 45 of climbers, 40 of grass and 15 species of lower plants that can be found in Rajasthan.
Q. Which wild animals can be spotted in Rajasthan?
Royal Bengal Tiger, Black Buck, Chinkara, Asiatic Wildcat, White Footed Fox, Great Indian Bustard, Great Indian Spotted Eagle, Leopards, Marsh Crocodile, Stripes Hyena are some of the wildlife species that can be spotted in Rajasthan.
Q. How many national parks are there in Rajasthan?
There are 5 national parks in Rajasthan, namely, Ranthambore National Park, Desert National Park, Sariska National Park, Keoladeo National Park, Mukundra Hills National Park