Picturesque lake Talab e Shahi near Dholpur!




27 kilometres from Dholpur (and 5 kilometers from Bari) is a picturesque lake- TalabEShahi. The lake and the palace were built in 1617 A.D. as a shooting lodge for Prince Shah Jahan. The palace and the lake were later maintained by the ruler of Dholpur. The lake attracts a large number of winter migratory fowl such as pintail, shoveller, red crested pochard, common pochard, tufted duck, garganey teal, wigeon and Gadwall.

Away from the confines of monotonous life, Talab-e-shahi  is still untouched by modernization.

So the next time on your visit to Dholpur,  along with lazying in the cozy comforts of Raj Niwas Palace, Dholpur, you can also indulge in various activities including many excursion trips to nearby sanctuaries or exploring areas around the place.

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National Parks in Rajasthan closed for Monsoon

With arrival of monsoon, National Park across Rajasthan will remain closed for three months from today i.e. Monday, July01, 2013.

The parks will be closing from July 1 and will reopen for wildlife tourism from October 01, 2013 with no change in opening period. The officers concerned and staffers under the Forest Department of Ranthambore and Sariska are ready with their enlisted plans to be carried out during this closing period along with taking up of afforestation and restoration works.

With onset of monsoon, mating period of wild animals begins. These four months of rainy season from July to October are considered most crucial for mating of wildlife animals. During these months the wild animals turn aggressive and need complete isolation. These aspects along with other maintenance works of the Forest Department are necessary for closing of parks across the State.

T-17 Tigress spotted with three cubs at Ranthambore National Park

Here’s a is good news from the Ranthambore National Park giving enough reason for tiger lovers and conservationists to celebrate. Sundari, the T-17 tigress has been spotted at Rajbagh Talab with her three cubs taking the total number of tigers in the park to 50.

There had been speculation for some time that Sundari had cubs but they were not sighted. This morning, the cubs were seen with the tigress.

Another tiger cub was sighted at the Ranthambhore National Park in May this year. The cub about two-three months old was seen following its mother (T-39) in Sultanpur forest the block of the national park.

With this new addition the total number of tigers in the park has now reached 50 which include 26 adults (12 males and 14 females) and 24 cubs, according to the wildlife authorities at Ranthambore National Park.

A New Home for Leopards in Aravalli

The much neglected leopards will soon have a territory for themselves in Rajasthan. Living on the periphery of the forests and always evasive when the much more glamorized tiger is around, the leopard or panther will be the king at least in the 30 sq km terrain in the Aravallis in Rajasthan’s Pali district, when the Jawai Bandh leopard conservation reserve finally takes shape.

The proposed leopard haven will be the first of its kind in the State. The reserve taken up under “Endangered Species Recovery and Promotion of Eco-tourism”, stands no far from the better known Kumbhalgarh and the Tedgarh  Raoli Sanctuaries.

The State  minister for environment and forest Bina Kak ensured a 100% leopard sighting to all those who visits the areas near Jawai Bandh.



Kumbhalgarh to get Buffer Zone for Crocodiles and Panthers.

The Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary would get expanded with addition of 19.78 sqkm area around Jawai dam in Pali extending its buffer zone for panthers and crocodiles.  The buffer zone would be called Jawai dam conservation reserve and would support the main wildlife sanctuary with adding 1,978.58 hectare area.

The meeting was chaired by Bina Kak, the minister for forest and environment in Jaipur where the forest department said it was aimed at strengthening the wildlife conservation, particularly crocodiles and panthers, besides boosting the ecotourism in the area.

It was just the beginning of the process with approval of the proposal by the standing committee. The matter would now go before the government. Only after a nod by the state cabinet, the notification would be issued regarding declaration for Jawai dam conservation reserve.

Kumbhalgarh is a rugged part of the Aravalli between Pali and Udaipur districts of the state and was named after the historic fort of Kumbhalgarh.

It’s 578 sqkm in area and at an altitude of 500 to 1,300 m. It is home to a large variety of wildlife, some are highly endangered species. The wildlife includes wolf, leopards, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, sambhar, neelgai, chaisingh (the four-horn antelope), chinkara and hare.



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