Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Rajsamand, Pali, Udaipur districts of Rajasthan. It surrounds the Kumbhalgarh fort and covers an area of 608.5 square kilometers. The area was a natural tiger habitat till 1970’s and was declared as wildlife sanctuary in 1988.
The terrain of the Sanctuary is mostly hilly and spreads across the Aravalli range. There are no resident tigers in the Sanctuary, however it is believed that Kumbhalgarh has the good density of leopards. Besides the big cats, the Sanctuary is inhabited by bears, wolves, four horned antelope and several species of birds including the elusive grey jungle fowl.
Location map of Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary:
The sanctuary is located about 65 km from Udaipur, on the Udaipur – Pali – Jodhpur road, and encircling the fort of Kumbhalgarh.
In 2019, Rajasthan Forest Department has initiated the process to upgrade Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary into another tiger reserve. A final proposal has been submitted to chief wildlife warden.
Nearby Places to Visit:
- Kumbhalgarh Fort
- Ranakpur Jain Temple Complex