After leaving the famous Lalgarh Palace, we headed towards the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, Bikaner, which was situated at a distance of around 30 kilometres away from the city. The place was famous for its greeneries in the surrounding areas. The local people had a belief that the Maharajas of Bikaner used to visit the place for hunting in ancient times. The rulers and Maharajas of ancient times loved hunting different kinds of animals and kept their skin, head, horns, teeth or other body parts as a symbol of their prize. During their leisure hours, they used to visit this place which was once a dense forest and hunted wild animals. There was a lake inside the sanctuary and we saw different kinds of animals which came there to drink water, especially during the summer season. Now the area was under the control of the forest department who were planning on a project for the reintroduction of cheetahs after getting the required permissions from the state government.
The sanctuary enabled us to experience flora and fauna in different forms and we collected valuable information about different kinds of plants and animals. The forest officials informed us that animals like wild boar, nilgai, antelope, deer, chinkara, wild fowl, black buck and fox were still present inside the Gajner wildlife sanctuary, Bikaner. However, we got to see only some of them.
We also went near the lake which had a unique appeal of its own. After spending some quality time in the sanctuary, it was time to move on to our next destination which was the Deshnok temple. I, along with my friends, was extremely excited to catch a glimpse of some of the most unique animals and birds in the world. Some of my friends had captured pictures of the dangerous animals and colourful birds that were visible. We had decided to leave the sanctuary early instead of waiting for the forest officials to help us in watching some of the animals as we had to cover many famous sites that day. Our next destination was situated in the outskirts of the city as well.
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A big hello to everyone here... I am 'the' Geeta Sharma, a young, vibrant, and fun-loving girl from Agra. As a kid, tall buildings always inspired me and now as I type, I myself have attained a master’s degree in Architecture and am working on several projects in and around my city. Whenever I feel taxed of my job, I find a way out in the nature, my second habitat for obvious reasons! Meditation, camping, and photography are activities for which Mother Nature inspires me! On my way back, I also make it a point to get my mind and body relaxed at nearby spa centres. That is about me and you will find much more in detail with regular blogs and updates from me. So stay tuned and sit tight for new experiences every day!