Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Briefly About Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan State in western India. It surrounds the Kumbhalgarh fortress and covers an area of 610.528 km2. The sanctuary extends across the Aravalli Range, covering parts of Rajsamand, Udaipur, and Pali districts, ranging from 500 to 1,300 metres in elevation.
What is Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary famous for?
Kumbhalgarh’s natural environment attracts tourists, and is accessible from Udaipur and Nathdwara which are 100 km and 51 km respectively from the sanctuary. Foot tracking and horse safari organised by local tour operators are available. A typical safari route enters the sanctuary from the Kumbhalgarh Fort and cuts across the sanctuary to Ghanerao, and then follows an old abandoned road.
The sanctuary is home to a variety of wildlife, some of which are endangered species. The wildlife includes the Indian wolf, Indian leopard, sloth bear, striped hyena, golden jackal, jungle cat, sambhar, nilgai, chausingha (the four horned antelope), chinkara and Indian hare. Birds like the peacocks, red spur fowl, parakeet, golden oriole, grey pigeon, bulbul, dove and white breasted kingfisher can also be seen near the water holes.
You can witness the mesmerising scenic moments throughout the safari and set ahead on an exploration of the great outdoors with a guide.
How to reach Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary?
By Air: Udaipur, about 85 km away, is the nearest airport. Pre-paid taxis charge about Rs 1600 from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh. Udaipur is well-connected by air to Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur. Prepaid taxis are available to take you to nearby towns.
By Train: Nearest railhead is Falna, around 80 km away, which is a junction railway station. It is well-connected to Mumbai, Ajmer, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Jodhpur. Taxis can be hired from the station to Kumbhalgarh.
By Road: From north of Udaipur, take NH76 for about 25km until you reach Iswal, then turn right towards the main Losingh Crossing, where-from you turn left for Barwarha, Auda, Kelwara and finally reach Kumbhalgarh.
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