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Top 10 Driving Destination for Wildlife Lovers

Top 10 Driving Destinations in Rajasthan for Wildlife Lovers

Rajasthan is India’s answer to South Africa when it comes to wildlife vacations. If the first things that come to your mind when visiting the state are Rajasthani forts, Rajasthani sweets, and delicious Rajasthani food, then you will be surprised to note that Rajasthan is also home to several exotic wildlife sanctuaries. And with world-class resorts like The Welcomheritage Cheetahgarh Resort waiting to offer you a luxurious Rajasthani wilderness experience with their enthralling wildlife safaris, you know you are ready to pack your bags and head off to these amazing sanctuaries in Rajasthan.

Jawai Bandh Leopard Conservation Reserve

A natural reserve for leopards, the Jawai Bandh Leopard Conservation Reserve is known as a safe haven for wildlife lovers. This is mainly due to the fact that leopards and humans co-exist in peace. Leopards are known to frequent temples and other habitable areas without harming humans or livestock. As such, the reserve has become extremely popular with tourists and wildlife lovers alike who frequent it to catch a glimpse of leopards, crocodiles, migratory birds, and many other animals.

  • Distance from Welcomheritage Cheetahgarh Resort: 15.3 km
  • Time to reach: 27 mins (approx..)

Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in Kota, the Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary is a hotspot with wildlife lovers and is a necessary inclusion in more than one Jawai safari resort wildlife excursion package. A protected reserve since 1955, the reserve is home to numerous rhinos, tigers, leopards, deer, sloth bears, nilgai and antelopes.

  • Distance from Welcomheritage Cheetahgarh Resort: 70 km
  • Time to reach: 2 hrs (approx..)

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Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a height of 5000 feet in the Aravalli Hills. Home to a wide variety of plants and trees, the park houses more than 100 plant families, including shrubs, climbers, tuberous plants, and trees. 

Getting in touch with the best resort in Jawai, Rajasthan, the WelcomeHeritage Cheetahgarh Resort & Spa, will give you privileged access to the sanctuary, which also houses many animals like lions, tigers, leopards, hedgehogs, porcupines, Indian hares, wild boars, mongoose, foxes, hyenas, langurs and pangolin.

  • Distance from Welcomheritage Cheetahgarh Resort: 70 km
  • Time to reach: 2 hrs (approx..)

Bera Leopard Conservation Area

Located near the Jawai Dam, the Bera Leopard Conservation Area is a great region to spot leopards. The hills in the area have lots of caves that house numerous leopards. The leopards usually venture out of the caves in the morning and evening to hunt for food and water. Therefore, this would be the best time to catch glimpses of these majestic cats, as planned by many safari resorts in the region.

  • Distance from Welcomheritage Cheetahgarh Resort: 3.1 km
  • Time to reach: 9 mins (approx..)

Jaisamand Sanctuary

Located in Udaipur, Jaisamand Sanctuary is among the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in the region. Situated along the banks of the picturesque Jaisamand Lake, the sanctuary covers an area of 52 square kilometers surrounding the lake.

If you stay in a lake view luxury villa, Jawai resort, you will be able to visit the sanctuary with ease. Covered with canopies of teak forests, the sanctuary is home to several animals like langur and chital, in addition to housing a variety of fish, turtles and crocodiles.

  • Distance from Welcome Heritage Cheetahgarh Resort: 186.9 km
  • Time to reach: 3 hrs (approx…)

National Chambal Sanctuary

Surrounding the picturesque Chambal River at an intersection between the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, the National Chambal Sanctuary was built primarily to provide a safe haven for the gharial, Ganges River Dolphin, and the red-crowned roof turtle.

Home to several varieties of flora and fauna, the sanctuary houses numerous land and water mammals. Some of these include a wide variety of fish, tortoises and mugger crocodiles. The sanctuary is best reached by bus from Agra and is a popular destination with safaris arranged by several Bera Rajasthan resorts.

  • Distance from Welcome Heritage Cheetahgarh Resort: 527 km
  • Time to reach: 9 hrs (approx..)

Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary

Located at a short drive from Bundi, the Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary houses different fauna and flora. As part of the Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary, the region is a popular spot for leopard sightings and is home to several other animals like tigers, panthers, antelopes, hyenas and wild boars. 

Entry is restricted to special permission, which needs to be obtained from the region’s forest department. This can be obtained from any renowned bera leopard safari resort, Rajasthan which arranges visits to the sanctuary. 

  • Distance from Welcomheritage Cheetahgarh Resort: 395 km
  • Time to reach: 6 hrs (approx..)

Tal Chhapar Sanctuary

You may not associate the Thar Desert with grasslands. And yet, you have the Tal Chhapar Sanctuary located right in the middle of it. Located in Churu, about 200 km from Jaipur, the sanctuary is home to the endangered blackbuck among other animals.

A popular pick with many wildlife lovers opting for wildlife safari resort packages, the small but extremely bio-diverse sanctuary is home to other animals like chinkara and desert cats. It also serves as a temporary home for birds that migrate from Siberia during the winter and summer seasons.

  • Distance from Welcomheritage Cheetahgarh Resort: 422 km
  • Time to reach: 7 hrs (approx..)

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Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary

One of the most important sanctuaries in the state, the Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary, is a protected reserve that can only be visited with prior permission from the forest department. 

Located in the district of Pratapgarh, the sanctuary stretches for over 423 square kilometers and is also aptly called the Bird Paradise, owing to a large number of avian inhabitants. Some of the more common birds sighted here include cattle egret, egret, tawny eagle, Indian darter, grey heron, little grebe, little cormorant, white-eyed buzzard, black-winged stilt, white-throated ground thrush, black-necked monarch, etc. The sanctuary can be visited via legitimate jawai safari resort tours.

  • Distance from Welcomheritage Cheetahgarh Resort: 260 km
  • Time to reach: 5 hrs (approx..)

Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in Chittorgarh, the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary is a must-visit region if you opt for a safari arranged by a jawai leopard safari resort, Rajasthan. Spread in an area of 153 square kilometers, the sanctuary boasts of a picturesque landscape of lush green grasslands.

Reachable by car or bus from Chittorgarh, the sanctuary houses several animals and birds, including hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, antelopes, wild boars, mongoose, etc. The Orai and Bassi Dams located nearby are other places of interest you can visit while here.

  • Distance from Welcomheritage Cheetahgarh Resort: 270 km
  • Time to reach: 5 hrs (approx..)

Conclusion

Rajasthan has no dearth of places to visit for wildlife lovers. With renowned resorts like the WelcomeHeritage Cheetahgarh Resort & Spa providing world-class accommodation, along with Bera resort Rajasthan safari packages, the time has come to pack your bags and head to an exciting wildlife safari. 

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