The peoples of Rajasthan also known as Rajasthanis are famous for their friendly nature, culture and traditions. Though Rajasthan has hostile terrain and hot conditions but the state is home to a large number of wild animals such as Tiger, leopard,Chinkara,Camel and birds. People of Rajasthan showing their love to wild animals by feeding and living with them peacefully, Bishnoi Village of Rajasthan are the best example of love to wild animals and nature.
Khichan Village of Rajasthan is famous for huge population of migratory demoiselle cranes birds and known as the koonj in India. Demoiselle cranes visit Indian subcontinent during the winter season and chugga ghar of Khichan village feeds the 15,000 cranes every day. The village featured in Birding World magazine as Khichan -the Demoiselle Crane village and now become popular among bird watchers in India.
Jawai village is situated near to the Jawai Dam in Pali district in Rajasthan and surrounding granite hills are known for high density of leopards in India. India’s Leopard Hills of Jawai is one of the wild places in India where leopards roam free and living with humans peacefully.
Bishnoi Village is safe haven for wild animals and only one religion in the world with the principle of conserving nature and wild animals. In the Village of Bishnois you can watch wild animals in there natural habitats, including the endangered Great Indian Bustard,deer,blue bull and Blackbuck.
Abdul Latif Kureshi is the man who feeds 400 black kites in Mehrangarh fort every afternoon at Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. Abdul throw the meat from Mehrangarh Fort wall and kites grasp each pieces of meat mid air.
Karni Mata Temple is famous as rat temple of India, located at Deshnoke 30 km from Bikaner in Rajasthan state. The temple is famous for the thousands of holy black rats called kabbas that live and feed in the temple.
Ramdevra or Ramdeora is a village where large number of Indian vultures were found earlier but after the Indian vulture crisis vultures were on the verge of extinction in Rajasthan. In few districts of Jaisalmer, the natural scavengers are on the verge of extinction but after the Indian Vulture conservation breeding programme, Vultures are back in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is home for a large number of India’s national bird and the Indian Peafowls are one of the most common bird found in the state. Indian Peacocks are always spotted roaming around villages of Rajasthan.
In front of Ranthambore fort you can see flock of parakeets feeding on the ground along with Yellow throated sparrow,rose ringed parakeet, Grey francolin and Indian peafowl. Rajasthani Villagers are feeding these beautiful birds and Rafous Indian Treepie bird is getting more friendly with human in Ranthambore.
Galta Temple also known as monkey temple and one of the famous tourist attractions of Jaipur city, 10 km away from Jaipur in the town of Khania Balaji. The temple complex is home to large tribe of rhesus macaques monkeys who live here in the temples and were featured in National Geographic Channel’s Rebel Monkeys episode.
Keoladeo National Park is a man made and man managed wetland under the Ramsar Convention and one of the richest bird areas in the world. The park was known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is India’s famous avifauna sanctuary, located in Bharatpur. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is one of the world’s best bird areas and known for nesting of resident and migratory birds.