Covering a total area of 578 kilometres of the desert landscape, the Ranakpur Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary in Rajasthan is home to a wide variety of animals including some endangered species. The animals that inhabit the sanctuary include wolf, nilgai, jackal, jungle cat, leopards, four-horned antelope, sloth bear, hyena, chinkara, sambhar and hare. The best time to visit the sanctuary is between October to June. But if you can bear the heat, come during the summer months. Because of the scarcity of water, it will be easier to spot the animals near the water bodies.
An equally vivid bird life exists at the Ranakpur Kumbhalgarh sanctuary. Birds that can be seen in the sanctuary include the grey jungle fowl, dove, parakeets, peacocks, golden oriole, grey pigeons, bulbul and white breasted kingfisher.
Jeep Safari’s and Jungle Treks are good ways to explore this national reserve.