Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary

Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (Temporarily Closed) Narmada

 

About the location: Head northeast from Surat’s city to the border of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, where the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary spreads over 608sq km. Established in 1982, the sanctuary is made up of a mixed forest of teak, riverine forest and deciduous dry jungles that are inhabited by leopards, sloth bears, pangolins, barking deer and a number of birds and reptiles. It was originally established for the protection of sloth bears. The Zarwani waterfall inside the jungle drops from a craggy rock face into a deep gorge.

Brief History: The sanctuary was first declared a protected area in 1982. An area of 150.87 sq. km was called the ‘Dumkhal Sanctuary’, specifically created for the protection of sloth bears. In the years 1987 and 1989, more land was attributed to conservation and the area of the sanctuary enlarged to 607.70 sq km. It was then renamed ‘Shoolpaneshwar Sanctuary’.

For more updates you can visit on Website: https://forests.gujarat.gov.in/wildlife-sanctuaries.htm

Visiting Hours

Dawn–dusk. The cooler months from November to February are the best to visit, though the months just after the rains are also lush and beautiful.

Location

Bharuch


How to get there

  • By Road By Road NH8 passes through Vadodara, making it well connected by road as well. The statue lies about 90km from the city off a small town called Kevadia (3.5 km from the actual site).

  • By Train By Train Vadodara lies on the busy Mumbai-Delhi Western Railway Mainline and is well connected by premium trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani.

  • By Air By Air Vadodara airport is nearest(90KMs) airport which is well connected

 

Tour Operators

Tour Operator

Ajay Modi Travels PVT.LTD

City Ahmedbad
Pincode 380015
Mobile 9825096999
Website http://WWW.AJAYMODI.COM
Tour Operator

Ambe Travels

City Vadodara
Pincode 390001
Mobile 9998441159
Website http://www.ambetravels.net
Tour Operator

Bhargv Holidays Private Limited

City Vadodara
Pincode 390007
Mobile 7624094001
Website http://www.bvholidays.com
 

Registered Tourist Guides

Tourist Guide

Jaspalsinh Rana (Supervisor)

Mobile 9825603028
Tourist Guide

Mittal A Tadvi

Mobile 7567444019
Tourist Guide

Arvind M Tadvi

Mobile 9429673645