Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Udaipur


Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, UdaipurLocation: Udaipur, Rajasthan

Best Time to Visit: October to June

Major Attractions: Wolf, Kumbhalgarh Fort (nearby)


About The Sanctuary

Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary covers a total area of 578 kilometres over the landscape of the desert. The sanctuary acts as a home to the rarely found wolf. Approximately 40 wolves can be seen in the park. Though the ideal time to visit the sanctuary is during the winter months but the chances of spotting animals is during the summers. In case you have the ability to bear the heat, come over to catch a glimpse of the animals that gather near the water holes.


Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary functions as a home to a number of animals. Endangered or rare and unique species, both are found here. Wolf is the major attraction amongst the other animals that inhabit the park. These include leopards, nilgai, jackal, jungle cat, sloth bear, four-horned antelope, chinkara, hyena, sambhar and hare.


Bird life that exists in the park is equally vivid. Grey jungle fowl, parakeets, peacocks, grey pigeons, golden oriole, dove, bulbul and white breasted kingfisher are a few names to mention that are observed in the sanctuary.


The natural beauty bestowed in Kumbhalgarh pulls a number of tourists to this place year after year. In addition to this, the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary is reachable from Udaipur. These factors combine to make Kumbhalgarh a favourable destination. The tour operators in Kumbhalgarh make arrangements for horse safaris and trekking on foot on special requests from the visitors.


Reaching There

The nearest airport from the sanctuary is at Udaipur which connects to all the important cities of India like Delhi and Mumbai, through daily flights. Udaipur is the nearest railhead that has regular trains to major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Jaipur. Kumbhalgarh is accessible through a well developed network of roads from Udaipur which is just 90 kilometres off Kumbhalgarh. Regular buses and private taxis are available to Kumbhalgarh from Udaipur City.


Around The Sanctuary

The Kumbhalgarh Fort lies in near vicinity from the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary. Housing in the Rajasamand district of Rajasthan, this fort has beautiful interiors and a series of impressive temples. The fort holds a lot of historical importance as it preserves the ancient ruins till date. It draws numerous tourists each year.

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