Located in the rugged Aravali range, the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a sprawling wildlife reserve spread around 600 sq km in Rajasthan. Spread over Pali, Rajsamand and Udaipur districts of Rajasthan, it is a major attraction for those visiting Udaipur.
The sanctuary encircles the massive fort of Kumbhalgarh and is also has named after it. Read more about Kumbhalgarh here…
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its high hills and narrow valleys that add to the scenic beauty of the area. The sanctuary also marks the division of two socio-cultural regions of Rajasthan, Mewar and Marwar, located either side of the Aravali Hills. Mewar is located to the east of the Aravali mountain range and Marwar to the west.
The sanctuary is home to a very large variety of animals, some of which are highly endangered. Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary provides a natural abode to many creatures like wolves, leopards, sambhar, and nilgai.
Kumbhalgarh reserve has the distinction of being the only sanctuary where wolf breeding has been successfully conducted. More than forty wolves inhabit the Joba area of the sanctuary.
Apart from its vibrant wildlife, the sanctuary is also a haven for birds with several species making it their home. The rare grey jungle fowl can be easily spotted quite often along with white breasted kingfisher. Birds like the red spur owls, parakeets, golden oriole, peacocks and doves can also be spotted.
The best time to visit Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary is during monsoon. Monsoon splashes its magical charm on the land, the sanctuary gleams with greenery. The sanctuary offers exciting jungle safaris and horseback tours.
WHERE TO STAY
Tourists often visit the sanctuary during the day while preferring to stay at Kumbhalgarh which has many budget hotels, heritage type hotels and resorts around.
BEST TIME TO VISIT KUMBHALGARH
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Kumbhalgarh is as given below. The best time to visit Kumbhalgarh is also specified.