Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Pania Wildlife Sanctuary Junagarh Gujarat

Pania Wildlife Sanctuary Popularly known as Chanchai-Pania, this sanctuary is an integral part of the famous Gir Wildlife Sanctuary.  The Sanctuary has been established especially to protect the Chinkara. Gir Sanctuary constitutes boundary in south and east of this prime habitat of Chinkara. About 39.64 sq. km. forest of Chanchai and Pania was Jagiri forest before its acquisition by the State Government.The ecological refuge also known by the name of Chanchai-Pania has been home to varied species of endangered and rare animals and was declared a Sanctuary in 1989. 

Many type of  Trees like Desi baval, khair, gorad, hermo, bordi, dhav, saladi, ashitro, dudhlo, khakhro, modad, lantana camara, bamboo, karamda etc

Many type of  animals like  Lion, hyena, leopard, wildcat, civet cat, spotted deer, chinkara, wild boar, four-horned antelope, pangolin, blue bull, etc.

How to Get there

Road: Junagadh is 327 km from Ahmedabad, 102 km from Rajkot, and 113 km from Porbandar, and is accessible by ST bus from each of these places, as well as from other cities in Gujarat by way of Veraval and Rajkot. Bus is recommended as the best way to get to Junagadh

Nearest Railway station : Two express trains run on the Ahmedabad-Veraval line, one at night (with a rather inconvenient schedule) and one by day.  Ahmedabad is 7.5 hours away by train.  Junagadh is also on the Rajkot-Veraval line, with Rajkot 2.5 hours away, and Veraval 2 hours. 

Nearest Airport : The Nearest airport is Porbandar
Best Season to Visit  Pania Wildlife Sanctuary : The month of october to March

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