The general idea behind
tha name Rajasthan is –desert. But its difficult to
ignore its rich worldlife including from the tiger and leopard
to endless varieties of deer. rhesus monkeys, reptiles including
the python. and a profusion of bird-life that includes water-
The reason behind rajasthan’s topographical character
is the presence of Thar Desert. Unlike the typical desert.
it does not have oasis.. Sand dunes characterise it, just
as much as saline
Another distinguishing natural feature in Rajasthan is
the Aravalli mountain chain. Since the Aravallis tended
to be heavily forested, they became a natural refuge for
birds and animals.
Rajasthan is a landscape consisting of hard-topped plateaus
made from tough, compact rocks. It is that creation of
the 'fault' where the two mountain chains meet the' the
mixed topography provicics the ideal shelter for the tiger
and its various prey pecies. Large, shallow lakes have
also resulted, so that, crocodiles are not unusual in
the desert state either.
Rajasthan boasts of three national parks and over a dozen
sanctuaries. Most of these areas are open to visitors
round the year but are closed briefly during the monsoon.
The wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan offer some of the
best wildlife tours in India and can be explored either
by jeep or on elephant back. For those looking for adventure,
these wildlife sanctuaries of Rajasthan provide the kind
of excitement that really makes the adrenaline flow.