Gajner Palace & Wildlife Sanctuary bikaner
At a distance of 37 km from Bikaner, the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary in Bikaner is a natural shelter on the banks of the river Gajner, on the banks of the river Gajner. It is one of the famous Wildlife Sanctuaries of Rajasthan and is one of the major places to visit Bikaner.
Above a small hill, the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is an oasis and is rich in flora and fauna with a dense green forest. Sanctuary was used as the first hunting ground by the Maharaja of Bikaner Shri Ganga Singh. There is a beautiful lake in the sanctuary, which is used to extinguish the thirst by animals living here besides the complement of beauty. This is one of the proposed forests for breeding cheetahs in India.
The interesting part of this sanctuary is the beautiful Gajner Palace, which has now been transformed into a heritage and luxury hotel. At the Gajner Palace Hotel, the first Maharaja and his revered guests were included, which included Viceroy and other prominent people, who were invited for annual sand hunting activities.
The lake of Gajner attracts water birds in thousands, including Imperial Sand Grouse, Indian Howberry Basterds, Water Falls, Dumouchel Cranes and other types of migratory birds. In Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, there are black bucks, chinkaras, antelopes, wild boars, deer, wild poultry, Nilgai (blue bulls) and desert fox which also straddle between green forests, wild forests and majestic castles.
Gajner Palace Hotel regularly organizes forest safaris in the sanctuary. The hotel has its own special fleet of vehicles and there is also a very knowledgeable guide with all the jungle safaris.
The best time to visit the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is from November to February.
Access time: 6am – 6pm
Entry fee: Rs. 3000 for jeep