Friday, 22 March 2013

Barda Wildlife Sanctuary Porbandar Gujarat

Barda Wildlife Sanctuary is located at about 15 km from Porbandar, which faces Arabian Sea.the hilly forest of Barda is standing against the salinity ingress in the region. This area was declared as sanctuary in February' 1979.The sanctuary having a forest area of 192.31 sq. km. is relatively small in extent. However, it is characteristically abundant in floral diversity, which consists of a good number of medicinal plants. In fact, very high percentage of rare and endangered plants occurring in the area is an important component of the sanctuary. The area falls into two erstwhile princely states of the history  Rana Barda, where Ranas of Porbandar ruled once upon a time and Jam Barda, where the rule of Jamsaheb of Jamnagar prevailed. The ethnic races such as Maldharis, Bharvads, Rabaris and Gadhvis live in this region of Saurashtra.

The area has maximum floral diversity in the state (650 plant species). Gorad, Babul, Dhav, Rayan, Ber, Jamun, Amli, Dhudhlo, Bamboo etc.
Important animals: Leopard, hyena, wild boar, wolf, jackal, bluebull etc.
Important birds: Rare and endangered spotted eagle and crested hawk eagle alongwith other numerous bird species.
Best time to Visit : Around the year

How to get there
Nearest Airport  : The Nearest airport is Porbandar (20 kms).
(Ahmedabad (415 kms. approximately)
Nearest Railway Station : The Nearest Railway station are:
Porbandar - 15 kms.
Jamnagar - 100 Kms
Road : The Nearest bus station is Ranavav (8 kms).

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