Friday, 22 March 2013

Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary Jamnagar District Gujarat

Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Bhatia taluka, Jamnagar district, India. Established in November 1988, it is 332.87 hectares in size and is situated in the Saurashtra peninsula on the coast of Gulf of Kutch.It covers an area of 332.87 ha of Gaga village of Kalyanpur taluka in Jamnagar district..It supports rare and endangered species like Houbara Bustard, Indian Wolf etc. There are 12 species of mammals, eight species of reptiles and 88 species of birds. Invertebrates like butterflies, moths, honeybee, wasps, spiders and termites are also present in the sanctuary.

Sanctuary comprises grasslands intermixed with saline scrubs. Prosopis chilensis, kerdo, gorad, piloo etc.

Fauna : wolf, jackal, mongoose, jungle cat, bluebull etc. 
Birds : Great Indian Bustards, larks, partridges, sand grouses, flamingoes etc.

Road: State transport buses and private luxury coaches connect Jamnagar with various centres of Gujarat. If you’re coming from Rajkot on bus, the bus passes right through town before reaching the bus station, so you can ask to be let off at Bedi Gate

Nearest Railway Station : . There are daily trains on the Western Railway with direct connections to Ahmedabad.

Nearest Airport : There is an airport 10 km from town, so it’s a relatively inexpensive rickshaw or taxi ride. Various domestic airlines connect Jamnagar to Mumbai.

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