As far as wildlife is concerned, the Indian peninsula is a continent in itself where the sheer diversity of the wildlife astounds you with more than 350 species of mammals and 1200 avifauna species in the country.
The people want to do only one thing in the cities during the summers – they want to get away from it. They want a cool getaway in India itself where they can have some respite from the scorching heat of the plains.
Lying 50 km South of Udaipur, the Jaisamand Sanctuary, was established in 1957. It is located in the environs around Jaisamand Lake, which is the second largest man-made lake in Asia. This Rajasthan wildlife park is spread over a thickly forested area of 160 sq km.
A wide range of the wildlife of Rajasthan can be seen at the Jaisamand Sanctuary, which includes amongst other, fox, wolf, jungle cat, leopard, langur, chital, sambhar, chinkarara, etc. The Jaisamand Lake is home to a number of turtles, fishes, and crocodiles.
Various species of birds which includes both water birds and terrestrial birds can be seen at the Jaisamand Sanctuary and the Jaisamand Lake. There are a host of accommodation option available both inside the sanctuary and outside it, in Udaipur.