Decide your favourite colour and pick a city to
match, Rajasthan's kaleidoscope of colours covers all.
Bastions of history, bristling with memories,
these splendid treasures stand battling the vageries of time.
City Palace, Jaipur
The desert sands shimmer and pulsate with an
energy and a spirit of festivity permeates the air, every season
provides many reasons to celebrate.
Ride a camel over the dunes or horses through
the hillside, speed ahead in a jeep and camp under open skies.
A delicate ecosystem, part desert part marshy
lands and even a small section of lush water filled valleys, sports a
wildlife rich in variety.
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Wildlife in Rajasthan
Rajasthan has a varied topography; for the most part it is a desert but
it also has the oldest mountain range in the world and also lush water
filled valleys. This
mixed topography provides an ideal shelter for the tiger and its many prey
species. Here, large shallow lakes have comfortably supported crocodiles
and other such reptilian creatures. A small part of Rajasthan also
includes the wetlands of north India and this marshy area is the perfect
haven for a variety of bird life. Even the vast desert tracks of Rajasthan
support a fragile eco-system where only a few grasses and shrubs support
the Indian Bustard, the spiny tail lizard, the desert hare, hedgehog,
snakes, chameleons and the desert fox.
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Once the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Alwar, Sariska's forests
are typical of the Aravallis with their low lying hills, steep
escarpments, wide valleys and high plateaus. This heavily forested reserve
shows up a large number of deer species including the sambhar, chital and
nilgai, as well as langurs and a wide variety of other wildlife including
the elusive tiger, leopards, jungle cat, jackals, hyenas and wild dogs.
Ghana National Park
The marshy swamplands were created by the Maharaja of Bharatpur, who
diverted water from the irrigation canals to create a permanent home for
water fowls. Today, over 120 species of birds nest at Keoladeo and it is
considered among the finest bird parks in the world. Several more species
of migratory birds journey to this sanctuary every winter, some come from
as far away as Siberia, and these Siberian Cranes are definitely the VIP
birds at the sanctuary.
The Royal Bengal Tiger found at Ranthambore National Park is a truly
fascinating creature, fast, furious, immensely graceful and incredibly
rare. The park is situated in Eastern Rajasthan, where the Aravali Hill
ranges and the Vindhyan plateau meet. Six man made lakes are the central
focus of the park and many perennial streams criss-cross the entire
sanctuary. The rivers Chambal in the South and Banas in the North bound
the Ranthambore National Park.