Wildlife Sanctuaries and Nature Parks Udaipur

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Udaipur is a green city which is a home to a lot of flora and fauna. Neighboring areas of Udaipur too are lush green have a lot of sanctuaries preserving an indigenous species of animals, birds, and plants. These sanctuaries are open for public and can be visited for exploring and learning about wildlife. Have a look at these strikingly beautiful and magnificent abodes of nature.

Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Monsoon Palace or better known as Sajjangarh, perched on a hillock, is encompassed by thick forest. It is gifted with rich indigenous flora and fauna. In the year 1987, the Government converted the area into a Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary has many wild animals like Panther, Sambhar, Chital, Jackal, Blue Bull etc. The sanctuary is also a habitat for a wide variety of birds and other terrestrial animals.

Wildlife Sanctuaries and Nature Parks Udaipur
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How to reach: It is located not far from the city center Tourists can book a taxi or take a private cab to reach there.

Timings: 10 AM – 6 PM

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Mount Abu Sanctuary

The Mount Abu Sanctuary is located across the Aravali range and covers a huge area. It is a habitat for a huge variety of wildlife- flora, fauna, and avian species. The sanctuary has a rich vegetation and is a home to a number of rare and endangered species of animals, like leopards, jungle cats, sambhar, wolves, Indian civets, hyenas, Indian foxes, jackals, bears, wild boars, common langurs, pangolins, Indian hares, mongoose, hedgehogs, porcupines and so many more. With the over 250 species of birds, the sanctuary is also a preferred destination for bird watchers.

Wildlife Sanctuaries and Nature Parks Udaipur
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How to reach: Take cabs or bus from Morthala railway station which is 18 km from Mt. Abu

Timings:  9 am to 5:30 pm

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Kumbhalgarh National Park

Lying in the Rajsamand district, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is 100 kilometers from Udaipur. It spreads over a sprawling area of 578 square kilometers and covers the partial parts of Udaipur, Rajsamand and Pali districts. Kumbhalgarh Wildlife sanctuary is home to animals like Leopards, Hyena, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Sambhar, Chinkara, Chausinga, Hare and other Antelopes. Avian species such as Peacock, Doves, Kingfishers can also be seen. Further, birds like Red Spur Owls, Parakeet, White Breasted Kingfisher could also be spotted.

Wildlife Sanctuaries and Nature Parks Udaipur
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How to reach:

By Air: Udaipur Airport is the nearest airport which is about 85 km from the Wildlife Sanctuary.

By Rail: Falna Railway Station is the nearest Railway Station.

Timings: 7 am – 6 pm

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Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary

Built in 1957, the sanctuary spreads over an area of 62 square kilometers and is a home to a variety of migratory birds. Crocodiles are also found in this sanctuary. Animals like Panther, Wild Boar, Deer and other Antelopes, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Hyena, and Fox etc. are also there. The lake has various reptiles and amphibians like Crocodiles, Turtles and a wide variety of fish. It is one of the best and the nearest sanctuaries in Udaipur.

Wildlife Sanctuaries and Nature Parks Udaipur
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How to reach: Best to go by your personal vehicle or a taxi

Timings: 9 am to 5:30 pm

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Bagdarah Nature Park

Bagdarah Nature Park is situated 15 kilometers from Udaipur and is the nearest place to enjoy the beauty of nature. The nature park is famous for being a for a great number of crocodiles. It is sometimes also known as Baghdara Crocodile Reserve and is quite famous for the Crocodile Breeding Project of Rajasthan. The word ‘Bagh’ is the Hindi word means Tiger and as per the legends Tigers were also found in this area and thus it got the name Bhaghdara.

Wildlife Sanctuaries and Nature Parks Udaipur
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How to reach: Best to go by your personal vehicle or a taxi

Timings: 10 am to 5:30 pm

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Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary

situated near Bassi Village, the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary is surrounded by the Vindhyachal Ranges in the west. Due to an abundance of wild animals like panthers, wild boars, mongoose, and antelopes the place is a great destination for nature lovers. The place also attracts various migratory birds and a lot of avid bird watchers. Apart from the sanctuary, Orai Dam and Bassi Dam located within the sanctuary are also renowned attractions of the place.

Wildlife Sanctuaries and Nature Parks Udaipur
Antelope in Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary

How to reach: Best to go by your personal vehicle or a taxi

Timings: 6:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary

The farthest, Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary is located 165 km from Udaipur. Situated in Pratapgarh district the sanctuary spreads over an area of 423 square kilometers. It was declared as protected forest by the Rajasthan Government in the year 1979. Having more than 100 varieties of medicinal herbal plants it has a wide variety of trees like peepal, bad, neem, kachnar, babool, amaltas, ashok, khejdi, semal, bamboo etc.

Wildlife Sanctuaries and Nature Parks Udaipur
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The sanctuary is famous for the Flying Squirrel and nearly 130 varieties of migratory and resident birds can be seen here. Herons, egrets, storks, spoonbills, partridge, quail, crane, peafowls, kingfishers, woodpeckers, sparrows, robins are some of the species found here.

How to reach: One can take a cab or go by bus

Timings: 9 am to 5:30 pm

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Out of these wildlife sanctuaries, how many have you visited? 

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