Bharatpur & Jhalana
The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that plays host to thousands of birds especially during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a declared World Heritage Site.
Jhalana - If there is tiger in Ranthambhore, there is Leopard in Jhalana! This has been a major plus for Jhalana as unlike anywhere else in the world, you can see leopards so close by. The forests, spread over just 24 sq kms on the east of Jaipur, houses a healthy population of 25 plus leopards that are visible to the tourists from a distance of mere 10-20 feet. Apart from Leopard, Jhalana has other attractions such as Striped Hyna, Desert Fox, Golden Jackal, Spotted Deer, Sambar deer, Indian Palm Civets etc. This is also a must visit location for bird watchers, birds includes Indian roller, European roller, lagger falcons, Common Kestral, Shikra, Serpent Eagle, Vultures, Indian Pitta, Dusky Eagle Owl, Spotted Owlet etc.
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