Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve or Darrah Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve on April 9, 2013. It is located on Kota -Jhalawar road, 50 km away from the Kota district of Rajasthan state. It spreads in about 760 sq km of four districts in Kota, Bundi, Jhalawar, and Chittorgarh. About 417 square kilometers of core and 342 square km buffer zone. It includes some parts of the Mukundra Hills National Park, the reserve sanctuary, the Jawahar Sagar and the Chambal Burke Wildlife Sanctuary.
Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve Kota Rajasthan
There is a natural forest area more than once for the habitat and populations of tigers in the country, Of which Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve is an important place for tigers and wild animals … hundreds of species of wildlife in the dense forest, mountains, waterfalls, puddles, ponds and Chambal and nature’s lap. In such a case, Mukundara is a safe and ideal place for the settlement of tigers. This unique Tiger Reserve attracts tourists from wildlife, flora, and fauna.
Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary
“Mukundra Hills is the third Tiger Reserve of Rajasthan”
Establishment- November 1955 (in the form of the sanctuary). The name of the sanctuary area is named after the hill of Mukundra, named after the renowned nature lover of Kota, Hada ruler Mukund Singh. Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary, named after the 2003 RAJIV GANDHI National Park, changed from the Darrah Sanctuary. In 2006, Vasundhara Sarkar passed the proposal to provide the status of National Park by keeping the name “Mukundra Hills Park” but the proposal was not approved by the Center. Notification issued on January 9, 2012, for granting the status of National Park to Mukundra Hills. [Jawahar Sagar Sanctuary, Chambal Ghandial Sanjaryan, part of the Pass sanctuary (about 199.51km² area), announced the creation of the state’s third national park. ] Tiger Reserve was announced on April 9, 2013.
Mukundra Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
It is spread over 4 districts of Rajasthan – Kota, Bundi, Jhalawar, Chittorgarh. And located on National Highway 12.
National Park Area- * 294.41 km²
Tiger project area – 759.99 km² (core area – 417 km², buffer zone coverage area – 342.82 km²)
• On April 11, 2013, the notification issued by the Rajasthan Government to set up a new Tiger Reserve area (Ranthambore and a third of the state after Sariska), called ‘Mukundra Hills’ in the state.
• This new tiger sanctuary, spread over an area of approximately 759 sq km, has two parts, 417 square kilometers. The main tiger habitat (core tiger habitat) area and 342 sq km of buffer zone have been notified.
• Mukundra Hills area connected to Ranthambore National Park is mainly located in the Hadoti area of Sawai Madhopur district, but this area is spread to Kota, Bundi, Chittorgarh and Jhalawar districts.
Major attractions of the Mukundra Hills sanctuary
1. A special species of parrot found in Gagorni parrot Mukundra Hills, which can imitate the voice of a human being. It is reddish and has a reddish color on the wings. It is called the Hiramana Paratha and the loop of Hindus (speaking in the human voice). In ancient times this parrot was used for espionage. This forest department has declared the mascot of Jhalawar district.
2. Mukundra Hills is famous for its gorgeous and storks.
3. Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Harin, wild boar, fox, rabbit, etc are found in the Mukundara hills.
4. This sanctuary is famous for Dakhda (Anojis Pandula) forests.
How to Reach Mukundra Hills Kota Rajasthan
Nearest Railway Station:- Kota 60 KM
Nearest Airport:- 300 KM
By Road:- NH 52 Kota & Jaipur