Located in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular tourist destination for nature lovers. Which is spread over a total area of 578 sq km in the Rajsamand district.
This wildlife sanctuary surrounds parts of Udaipur, Rajsamand, and Pali across the Aravalli ranges. Kumbhalgarh Fort is also included in this sanctuary. The area is named Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary after the Kumbhalgarh Fort.
Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary acts as a dividing line between Mewar and Marwar, two different parts of Rajasthan. The place where this sanctuary is located at present was once the royal hunting ground of the royal family. Which was converted into a sanctuary in 1971. The Banas River flowing through the sanctuary adorns the sanctuary and is the primary source of water for the sanctuary.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Rajasthan
Various species of animals are found in Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. These include Wolf, Leopard, Hare, Jackal, Nilgai, Chausinga, Chinkara, and Jungle Cat. It is the only sanctuary in the state where wolves can be seen in their natural habitat. The sanctuaries are home to about 40 types of wolves. In the summer season, a herd of wolves can be easily seen roaming here.
Crocodiles and waterfowl can also be seen here near Thandi Beri Lake. Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary also hosts excellent diversity of birds which include owls, bulbuls, peacocks, pigeons, gray jungle fowl, parakeets, white-breasted kingfishers, and golden oriole. Combining all these, more than 200 species of birds are found in the sanctuary, due to which this place is like a paradise for bird lovers.
Many types of flora are found in the Kumbhalgarh wildlife Sanctuary, mainly a variety of herbal flora like Dhok, Salar, Khair is seen, many trees and plants and medicinal plants with herbal properties are also included in it.
Located in the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife sanctuary, the 15 km long safari route from Kumbhalgarh to Thandi Beri is the most popular. Let us tell you that it takes about 3.5 hours to go from Kumbhalgarh to Thandi Beri and come back. This sanctuary has a four-wheel-drive track. At the end of the sanctuary is situated the Ranakpur Jain Temple.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Jeep Safari Cost
2500 per jeep for 6 persons
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Entry Fee
Monday to Friday Entry Fee Rs.100
75 rupees on Saturday and Sunday
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Timings
7:00 am to 06:00 pm
Best Time To Visit Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
March to December
How To Reach Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary is located at a distance of 3 km from Kumbhalgarh Fort, 48 km from Rajsamand, 51 km from Nathdwara, and 98 km from Udaipur city.
There is no Forest Department vehicle operating here, so tourists will have to hire a vehicle from Kumbhalgarh or Kelwara. The sanctuary can be easily reached from Udaipur with the help of a bus or private taxi.
Nearest Airport – Udaipur airport 115 km
Nearest railway station- Falna Railway Station and Udaipur Railway Station
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