Even in the hot climate of the Thar, the state of Rajasthan boasts of abundant wildlife. A must-visit is the Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, a bird kingdom comprising of rare Siberian Cranes and 2,000 painted storks. Do not miss the natural habitat of tigers in the state, the Ranthambore National Park at Ranthambore, which was previously known as the hunting ground for the Maharaja of Jaipur. The famous counterpart of Ranthambore and worth a visit is the Sariska Tiger Reserve & National Park, situated just 40-kms from Alwar. The wildlife one witnesses over here include Sambhar, Chital, Nilgai, Four-Horned Antelope, Wild Boar and Langur. Van Vihar Ramsagar Wildlife Sanctuary is the oldest wildlife reserves of the state made by the rulers of Dholpur and has a wonderful collection flora and fauna.