Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Package
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a nature lover’s paradise. The place where the beauty and the beast co-exist in complete harmony: The exoticism of the flora and the wildness of the fauna combine to create a jungle magic.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a major attraction for the tourists pouring into Udaipur from all corners of the planet.
Kumbhalgarh being the only Wildlife Sanctuary where you find wolves in their natural habitat is coveted by wildlife lovers. The forest is a sanctified home to more than forty wolves. In the summers, when water gets scarce and sanctuary animals frequent the water holes, visitors might find wolf packs ambling around.
Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary: the Scent of Flora
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary flora has a wide variety of flora mainly belonging to herbal varieties. Regular safaris are arranged which takes the tourists through the wildest of habitats to give a pleasant experience of enjoying the natural habitats of these unique Kumbhalgarh flora. The natural beauty of this place along with its strategic location draws a lot of curious visitors and nature lovers every year. Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary is easily accessible from the beautiful desert city of Udaipur by road. It is just 60 kilometres away from Udaipur through the Udaipur Road connecting Jodhpur via Pali. Regular buses ply from Udaipur and connect Kumbhalgarh to various other Indian cities. Private taxis can also be hired to make a comfortable ride to this land of natural beauty.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary: A land of fantasy, beauty and thrill
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan, the desert state of India. It is situated in the western parts caressing the Aravallis. This wildlife sanctuary surrounds the enigmatic Kumbhalgarh Fortress and stretches across two others neighbouring districts of Udaipur and Pali. The height of the sanctuary stretches from 500 to 130 metres above sea level at various regions. The historic fort adds to the charm of the forest.
The Sanctuary covers an extensive area of 578 square kilometres and provides safe refuge to a remarkable variety of wild life. Some of the species are rare and endangered and hence safari though the wilderness of the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is all the more thrilling. Rare varieties of wolves, leopards along with sloth bears, chinkaras, jungle cat, jackal, sambhar, nilgai and chausingha (which is an adorable antelope with four horns), hares and hyenas.
A cheerful mix of bird families also lends the forest a special chirpy flavour. The naturally shy and illusive grey jungle fowl might be bit rare sighting but the peacocks and doves regularly entertain the sanctuary visitors with the merry presence as they busily feed on the grains supplied by the forest guards.
Parakeets, Golden Orioles, White-Breasted Kingfishers, Bulbuls, and Grey Pigeons are all eye treats for every nature lovers and foreign tourists who tread on the Sanctuary premises.
Tracking of animals through jungle trekking through little trodden paths guided by experienced guides can be really thrilling. Horse safaris are also equally popular. The safari routes usually lead to the Kumbhalgarh Fort reaching a place called Ghanerao and tread off the beaten routes of the forest grounds providing opportunities for ample bird sighting, especially antelopes, nilgais, chinkaras and all kinds of birds.
What to look out for during a Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary visit
- Visitor will definitely feel awed by the spectacular views of the dense forest spread below from above the fort walls.
- The light and sound show organised in the Palace premises by the Rajasthan Government captivates one and all in the evenings.
- During the jeep safaris, the thrill and excitement of waiting with baited breath for the next animal to pop up suddenly from the wilderness creates an adrenalin rush.
- The former hunting grounds of the Royalty, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary offer a breath-taking geographical diversity in topography that adds charm to the otherwise thought of as a desert region.
- The rivers such as Banas in the Eastern parts and the tributaries of River Luni in the form of Sumer, Kot, Sukhdi and Mithdi add to the diversity and the beauty of the arid region.
- The months December to March may be considered for better sighting of wildlife.
- Booking accommodation within the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary gives the real taste of forest feel and makes the forest experience even more thrilling.