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Hingolgadh Sanctuary

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180 kms from Ahmedabad, Located in Jasdan taluka of Rajkot district, Hingolgadh Sanctuary is a green oasis of 654.07 ha in the dry plateau of Saurashtra. the area is hilly, rugged and undulating with  a magnificent mosaic of grasslands and scrub forests. Monsoon is the best period to visit the Sanctuary. The sanctuary area was earlier known as 'Motisari vidi' and belonged to the ex-princely state of Jasdan. It was a hunting reserve for the royal family and was also used for grass collection. The area is reported to be having even leopards which were sighted right up to August 1991.

 
Management by GEER Foundation

The area was declared as a 'private forest' in 1973 and a 'Wildlife Sanctuary' in 1980 and has been given special protection since then. Owing to its unique nature education features, the task of management and development of the sanctuary was handed over to GEER Foundation in 1984 since then, the sanctuary is being managed by the Foundation under the statutory control of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) of Gujarat. The Foundation manages the interpretation centre & campsite in the Sanctuary. Till date, a total 1248 nature education camps have been conducted and more than 70,000 school children and teachers have been benefited.

 
The Wildlife at Hingolgadh Sanctuary

The most prominent herbivorous species are chinkara, nilgai (blue bull), Indian porcupine, Indian hare, mongoose etc. Wolf, the top predator of the grassland, is the main carnivore along with hyenas, jackals etc. The sanctuary is remarkably rich in birds with 230 species. It also has 19 species of snakes of which three are venomous and 16 non-venomous.

 
Exhibition Panels
 

1. Notification

2. Cultural History

3. Geographical Location

4. Natural History

5. Geomorphology and Hydrology

6.  Vegetation

7. Fauna

8. Nature Education

 9. About GEER Foundation

 
A visit to Hingolgadh Sanctuary
 

Entry fee for (per entry)

Indians (Rs.)

Foreigners (US $)

I. Person

20.00

5.00

Entry fee for Vehicles (per entry)

   

I. Car, Jeep, Metador (For 6 Persons)

200.00

20.00

   Car, Jeep, Metador (For 15 Persons)

500.00

50.00

II. Mini bus, Tractor (For 60 Persons)

1750.00

175.00

 
Contact

Range Forest Officer,
Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary
Hingolgadh
Post: Amarapur, Taluka: Jasdan,
District : Rajkot

(M) 9978407724

 
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