Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary Narmada Gujarat.


Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Narmada district of Gujarat. This sanctuary has 607.70 Km2 area. This sanctuary has vast, undulating terrain, ever-pervading greenery, tall inspiring canopy, deep awesome valleys, somberly silent rocks, gentle youthful streams, majestic waterfalls, breathtaking landscapes, culminating at the congregation of Vindhyan-Satpura hill ranges.The forest area rated as one of the best and thickest in the state, is spread over an area, which includes a major watershed feeding two major reservoirs with the Rajpipla hills as backdrop. The thick vegetative ground cover not only provides endless greenery and habitat and home to a variety of life forms, but also conserves the soil and water.


Flora
There are more than 575 species of flowering plants like timru, amla, khair, aritha, sadad, tanachh, karanj, bamboo, mahuda, bor, herde, amaltas etc. There are vast patches of bamboo crops often referred to as bamboo-brakes.

Fauna
Many type of animals like Sloth bear, leopard, rhesus macaque, common mongoose, Indian civet cat, Indian porcupine, four-horned antelope, barking deer, chital, pangolin, flying squirrel, python, snakes, lizards, tortoise etc

Best season to visit Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary  : The Month of November to March.

Road: Bharuch, Rajpipla, Chanod, and Dabhoi are accessible by buses. The Sardar Sarovar dam site can be reached by private vehicle. 
Nearest Railway Station: Bharuch is the nearest railway station. 
Nearest Airport: The closest airport is at Vadodara.

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