Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary Banaskantha


About the location: The Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary is situated 45 km from Palanpur in Gujarat. The 180.66 sq km of forested land of the Jessore hill and adjoining areas is endowed with several rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. As part of the Aravali ecosystem, this is a unique buffer that separates the desert areas from the dry deciduous type of plantation in the region. Jessore hill is the second highest peak in Gujarat and the sanctuary is well known for the population of sloth bears. Other important species are leopards, Rhesus macaque, Indian civet cat, porcupine, fox, striped, hyena, wild boar and avian life, along with snakes, tortoises and lizards.

Brief History: The Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary was established in May 1978 to preserve the flora and fauna of the Aravali ecosystem.

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SH 54, Banaskantha District, Iqbalgadh, Gujarat 385505

How to get there

  • by road By Road Palanpur is 35 km and is well connected by train and bus.

  • by train By Train Palanpur is 35 km and is well connected by train and bus.

  • by air By Air The closest air node to the sanctuary is Ahmedabad (177 km). The city has an International airport that connects key cities of India.


Registered Tour Operators

Tour Operator

Dishaan Holidays Pvt Ltd

Mobile 09898040390
Tour Operator

Maan Travels

Mobile 09825169930
Tour Operator

Trimurti Travels & Tours

Mobile 08780330780

Registered Tourist Guides

Tourist Guide

Ishvarbhai Ninama

Mobile 9408405618
Tourist Guide

Swetang Joshi

Mobile 9824549398
Tourist Guide

Gohil Sanjaykumar Ishavarbhai

Mobile 9638813225