In 1982, a part of the forest in Bundi was declared as Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary under Section 5 of the Rajasthan Wild Animals and Birds Protection Act, 1951. The sanctuary has an area of 252.79 square kilometers and acts as the buffer area of Ranthambore National Park.
The core area of the Ramgarh Vishdhari has eight villages. The sanctuary currently has lepoards, sambhars, chitals, wild boars, smaller cats, caracals, chinkaras and nilgai.
In 2019 there has been news that, the forest department is deliberating on upgrading the wildlife sanctuary to tiger reserve. The state government has been advised to send proposal for declaring Ramgarh Vishdhari wildlife sanctuary by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). The notification will be issued after NTCA gives its final approval.
Update in 2021, MoEFCC has approved conversion of Ramgarh Vishdhari WLS to Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve.
Location map of Ramgarh Vishdhari WLS
The Wildlife Sanctuary is located 45 kilometres from Bundi on the Bundi-Nainwa road.