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Wildlife tours of Rajasthan
Some of the rarest species of animals and birds in the numerous wild-life sanctuaries and national parks of Rajasthan ironically owe their existence to the hunting pleasures of the erstwhile maharajas, who carefully nurtured forests to ensure supply of regular sport.
Their great duck shoots and tiger hunts were major events on the sporting calendar of old Imperial India, and British generals used to vie for invitations.
Ancient Wall Panel showing the Rulers' Fondness for Hunting - Click To Enlarge This wall panel in
Dungarpur speaks volumes
of the erstwhile rulers' fondness for hunting.
Click to enlarge.
Rare Birds
Every winter, one of the world's rarest and nearly-extinct birds, The Siberian Crane migrates to the marshlands of the Keoladeo Ghana Sanctuary in Bharatpur - flying an incredible 3,900 miles in its two month journey.
 
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The Siberian Crane - Click to enlarge
 
The Siberian Crane - Click to enlarge
Arguably the world's most outstanding heronry, the Keoladeo Park houses nearly 400 varieties of birds including painted storks, spoonbills, cormorants, egrets, herons, sarus cranes, porchards, ibis and kingfishers.
Various other lakes and ponds spread over the state also offer a delightful opportunity to bird lovers. Flocks of Flamingos near the salt-water lake of Sambhar and the Demoiselle Cranes in Kheechan and Churu make a pretty picture.
 
Flock of Flamingos - Click to enlarge
 
Flock of Flamingos -Click to enlarge
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Rajasthan Diary
is a Fictional Travelogue of a couple's visit to
the vibrant,
colorful and
historic state of Rajasthan, India. Click on any of the links below to read the travellers notes.
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Ajmer & Pushkar
Bharatpur
Bikaner
Bundi
Chittaurgarh
Jaipur
Jaisalmer
Jodhpur
Kota
Mount Abu
Ranakpur
Ranthambhor
Shekhavati
Udaipur
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