Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, which encloses the Sajjangarh palace, was established in 1987 in the city of Udaipur of Rajasthan. It covers an area of 5.19 square kilometers. It is a well-maintained wildlife sanctuary now with solid wall of Kishan Pol protecting the sanctuary. The hillside around the sanctuary is thickly wooded and the former kings of Udaipur maintained this area as a royal shooting preserve. When Udaipur was attacked by the Scindhias in 1764, the hill was used as an artillery dump; and some cannons are still found out here.
The palace oversees the sanctuary, which is a home for reptiles, tigers, nilgai, sambhar, wild boars, hyenas, panthers, and jackals. It is also popular for bird watching. The reserve can be a good trekking point by a trek and also go for a jungle safari as an adventure starting from the Gorilla Point to the Jiyan Sagar or the Bari Lake to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Aravalli hills and the wildlife of the reserve forest.
The major attraction of Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary is an artificial lake named Jiyan Sagar, which is widely known as "Bari Lake" or "Tiger Lake". Maharana Raj Singhji, the ex-ruler of Mewar, made this lake and named it after his mother, Jana Devi. The lake has an area of 1.25 square miles with a storage facility of 400 million cubic feet of water. This is an ideal spot for picnics and swimming as it is a clean lake. You can view herbivores like chital, sambar, blue bull, wild boar, etc. from close quarters in this safari park. A network of jungle roads are created to arrive at diverse parts of the safari park.
From Gorilla viewpoint you can go to Bari Lake through the Maharana Pratap nature trail and can watch the beautiful natural beauty of Aravalli hills along with rich flora and fauna in the area. There is a Jhar Water Hole, which is a constant source of water, is situated on Western phase of Bansdara hills. It is bounded by number of ancient Mahua trees. Near the waterhole, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This place is an ideal place to experience the effect of micro-climate with surrounded forest area by sitting at this place. During the rainy season, the springs flowing through the area add the extra beauty to the sanctuary. Sajjangarh Sanctuary is a place rich with wildlife as well as abundance of flora and fauna.
Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary Timings : 10.00 AM – 6.00 PM
It is located in the outskirts of Udaipur. and is well connected to Udaipur via roads. Tourists can book taxi or private cabs to reach there.
Udaipur Railway Station is the nearest railways station which is well connected to rest of the state and country.
Udaipur Airport is the nearest airport but is served by very few airlines. Jaipur Airport is the one that is well connected to the rest of the India.
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