Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary

  • Rajasthan is one state of northern India that is visited by most of the tourists visiting the country. The state is very rich in its culture and tradition. Apart from this, it is also known around for its cuisine, monuments, forts, music, flora and fauna.

    The state also has some of the known wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. These are Ranthambore National Park, Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary.

    The Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary is located in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. The nearest city to the sanctuary is Udaipur. It spreads across an area of 578km2. The sanctuary spreads across the Aravalli range. It covers parts of Rajsmand, Udaipur and Pali.

    A wide range of species of wildlife are found here. Some of them are even endangered. A few of the animals that are found in the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary are jackal, hyena, leopard, wolf, nilgai, jungle cat, sambhar, sloth bear, hare, chinkara and chausingha.

    Rajasthan Tourism Guide will guide you to this beautiful natural paradise.

    Varieties of birds can also be seen here. These species of birds include grey Pigeon, peacocks, Doves, Parakeets, golden Oriole, red spur owls, breasted kingfishers, and Bulbul. These birds can be spotted feeding on the grains that is scattered for them.

    The wide range of species that are found in the Kumbhalgarh sanctuary have served as the major attraction for tourists, especially bird watchers. Apart from this, lion safari has also attracted many tourists.

    The visit to the sanctuary is made easy by horse safari. It is completely optional for the visitors to choose between foot safari and horse safari. Those opting for horse safari are taken around the whole area of the sanctuary on horses. When on foot chinkaras, nilgai, chausingha and variety of birds can be spotted on the road itself.

    Many visitors go around the area of the sanctuary more than once to spot a few more species found there. The route to the safari enters from the Kumbhalgarh fort. This route reaches Ghanerao where on the abandoned road many of these animals can be spotted.

    The best time to visit the place is between November and May. During this time leopards can be found sunbathing and relaxing in the shade.

    Recently, the Supreme Court of India favoured the relocation of lions in the sanctuary. It has been revived. Lion safari adds to the charm of the sanctuary. For the bird watchers and people who have interest in the various species of wildlife, Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary is one of the best places to visit.

    Summary: Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary is one of the largest sanctuaries and ideal for bird lovers. It is visited by a large number of tourists every year.