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Located amidst lush green picturesque surroundings of hillocks and an enchanting lake, the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is a small but exceptionally beautiful wildlife sanctuary in the northwestern Rajasthan, India. Situated just 32 km from the fascinating medieval city of Bikaner, the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its unique flora and fauna, Once a favorite hunting ground of the Maharaja of Bikaner, the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary houses the beautiful Gajner Palace and the Gajner Lake surrounded by enchanting lush greenery.

The Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary in Bikaner is home to a unique and varied wildlife, which includes Indian Hares, Nilgai (Blue Bulls), Desert Foxes, Chinkaras, Black Bucks, Wild Boars, Deer and Antelopes etc. The beautiful Gajner Lake attracts thousands of migratory water birds like Imperial Sand Grouses during the winters. The sanctuary provides an ideal opportunity to watch and photograph Imperial Sand Grouses who migrate here from as far as Siberia. The Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary Bikaner also has a sizable population of Waterfowls, Indian Houbara Bustards and Demoiselle Cranes.

On tours to the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary in Bikaner, you can also enjoy exciting camel and jeep safaris for wildlife viewing and bird watching. The sanctuary also offers excellent conditions for nature walking and sightseeing tours nearby. The beautiful pink sandstone structure of Gajner Palace, now a heritage hotel, on the bank of the lake is the major tourist attraction inside the sanctuary. The best time to visit the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary in Bikaner is from September to March. The Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is easily accessible by road from Bikaner (32 km).