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Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary


 Sambhar-Deer, Mount AbuLocation: Sirohi district, Rajasthan

Main Highlights: Rich Fauna and Floral biodiversity

Other Highlights :Honeymoon Point, Dilwara temples, Nakki lake, Gaumukh lake and Sunset point.

When to Visit : In Summer


How to reach Mount Abu

By Air:
Nearest Airport,Maharana Pratap Udaipur Airport , Udaipur.

By Rail: Nearest railhead is Mount Abu Road Railway station

By Road: Mount Abu is well-connected with Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Jaipur, and Udaipur by road.


A home to a rich variety of plants and animals, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary occupies an ideal location in the oldest mountain range—the Aravali. It received the tag of a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1960. Not only home of many animals and plants, this sanctuary is also an abode to many beautiful temples.


Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary occupies an area of 288 sq km and is long and a little narrow in shape.  It houses many inhabitants such as leopard sloth bear, wild boar, sambar, chinkara, langoor, Indian civet, hyena, Wild boar, sambhar, pangolin, porcupine, Jungle cat, Hedge hog and Grey jungle fowl. Around 250 species of birds are found here. The vegetation of the sanctuary varies from subtropical thorn forest to subtropical evergreen forest. These forests support 112 plant families with 449 genera and 820 species. Kacchar, Kaionda, Champa, Mango, Roses, Phaludra and Khajur are a few to name. Orchids are present in abundance in the sanctuary. Not only these, this sanctuary has plants of some medicinal importance too. It has around 81 species of trees, 89 species of shrubs, 28 species of climbers and 17 species of tuberous plants which are medicinal in nature.

 

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