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Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary

Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area, located in the western Satpura Range south of the Narmada River, Gujarat. It was established in 1982 and covers an area of around 607.7 kilometres square. The sanctuary shares its boundary with Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. A waterfall named, Zarwani Waterfall lies within the sanctuary. The ideal time to visit is from the months of November to February.

Dominant Flora

The vegetation of the sanctuary consists of moist deciduous with a few small dry bamboo brakes, a few pockets of moist teak forest along with 575 species of flowering plants.

Dominant Fauna

Mammals: leopard, leopard cat, rhesus macaque, chousingha, barking deer, pangolin, chital, large Indian civet, palm civet, Indian porcupine, feral dogs.

Birds: Alexandrine parakeet, grey jungle fowl, red jungle fowl, crested serpent eagle, shikra, sparrow hawk, great horned owl, grey hornbill.

Reptiles: Bengal monitor, Indian rock python, red sand boa, Indian krait, Russell's viper, Indian chameleon, rock agama, Brooke's house gecko, Yellow-bellied house gecko, oriental garden lizard, Mugger crocodile.

Best time to visit

The ideal time to explore the sanctuary is from the months of November to February.

How to Reach

Nearest Train Station: The nearest railhead is in Ankleshwar, located about 60 km away from the sanctuary.

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is at Vadodara, located about 90 km away from the sanctuary.

Road Accessibility : Bus can be taken from Ankleshwar city.

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