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Mount Abu Sanctuary

Wildlife Tourist Attraction in Rajasthan

Overview

Situated on a plateau, Mount Abu Sanctuary is on one of India’s oldest mountain ranges, Aravallis. Sprawling in an area of 288 sq km, Mount Abu Sanctuary also houses the highest peak in Rajasthan, Guru Shikhar (1722 m). The popular sanctuary in Rajasthan is primarily known for its biodiversity of flora. Mount Abu Sanctuary was established in the year 1980.

Around 820 floral species can be found at Mount Abu Sanctuary. It is the only place in Rajasthan where one can sight a variety of orchids. The sanctuary boasts 3 species of wild roses and 16 species of feras some of which are rare. The south-west part of the sanctuary is known for its rich bamboo forests.

Apart from the flora, Mount Abu Sanctuary is also home to a variety of animals including Indian Leopard, sloth bear, Sambar deer, wild boar and chinkara. The sanctuary also houses around 250 species of birds that include grey jungle fowl and the rare green avadavat.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

Q. What are the popular wildlife attractions in Mount Abu Sanctuary?

The main attractions are:

Animals

  • Indian leopard
  • Sloth bear
  • Sambar deer
  • Wild boar
  • Chinkara
  • Jungle cat
  • Small Indian civet
  • Indian wolf
  • Striped hyena
  • Golden jackal
  • Indian fox
  • Gray langur
  • Indian pangolin
  • Indian grey mongoose
  • Indian hare
  • Indian crested porcupine
  • Indian hedgehog

Birds

  • Grey Jungle Fowl
  • Green Avadat

Q. What is the best time to visit Mount Abu Sanctuary?

October to June is the best time to visit Mount Abu Sanctuary. During this time, there are great chances of spotting wildlife in the sanctuary.

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