Timings: Open from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM Major Airports: Udaipur Airport(Domestic Airport) Best time: July to September & November to February
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
A protected area and an import part of the ecosystem. The biodiversity at the sanctuary is most amazing, and the wildlife enthusiasts along with nature lovers and photographers are eager to set foot into this forest immediately on arrival to Mount Abu.
The thick foliage of vibrant green pleases the eye and sets the mind at rest while the natural sounds of the forest evoke curiosity and wonder on spotting the rare breeds of animals and colourful birds living in close proximity.
The geologists will not be disappointed here either. A place with large igneous rock formations as well as caves formed by the action of water and strong winds flowing across the region. Both harmless and ferocious animals roam the area, and it is best to wear suitable attire and try to watch them from the specially designed watchtowers placed at specific points of the jungle.
Tourists have been known to spot hyenas, jackals and porcupines quite often and the bird watchers can satiate their appetite for watching exotic birds in action within the forest area.
The best way to traverse through the thick forest is to hire a jeep and engage a guide who will be able to point out the signs of animals nearby. The best trekking routes are in and around this sanctuary with a day’s hike being enough to cover the thickly forested area.
The charges vary from Rs. 500 to Rs 1000 per person that includes a meal. Many adventures seeking individuals opt for camping here as well. The estimated costs range from Rs 500 to Rs 2000 per person.
No fee for entering the sanctuary. Rs 300 per person is the standard charge for a Jeep safari.