Barda Wildlife Sanctury

CategorySanctuary

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi, English

AddressBarda Wildlife Sanctury, Near Jamnagar, Ravno Nes, Porbandar, Gujarat.

pincode360510

DistrictPorbandar

About Barda Wildlife Sanctury

History

Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the fascinating sanctuaries of India which is just 15 km from Porbandar, This sanctuary is facing Arabian Sea. The area of this sanctuary is basically a reserve forest and was identified as a sanctuary in 1979. It is a nature’s gift as you will find plenty of little water streams, beautiful hilly tracts surrounded by plain lands, flora and fauna. The sanctuary is also surrounded by wastelands and agricultural fields.


Barda Wildlife Sanctuary is home to birds, mammals and reptiles. This sanctuary houses a number of endangered species like hyena, spotted deer, wolf, crocodiles, leopard, wild boar, blue bull etc. Among the four very common poisonous snakes, three are found here. Some rare and endangered birds like spotted eagles, Crested Hawk and flamingos also come to this sanctuary. Ornithologists love this sanctuary.


Barda was a private property of princely states of Ranavav (Porbandar) and Jamnagar. so local people still call it as RanaBarda and Jam Barda. Though the area had been identified as a Sanctuary and the settlement has been completed in 1979, final notification is yet to come. The Sanctuary is shared between two districts like Jamnagar and Porbandar.


Though area of sanctuary is small, it has floral diversity. Trekking is favourite with tourists at Barda hills. But it requires entry permits given by the forest department. The greenery gives a relief to your eyes and crisscrossing of many streams have a scenic splendour. This area has two dams – Fodara dam and the Khambala dam which increases the beauty of this sanctuary. The sanctuary has two rivers, the Joghri and Bileshvary. The sanctuary area supports around 750 ‘maldhari’ families in 68 ‘nesses’. The agricultural fields and wasteland, where water scarcity is the main problem. And these maldhari families encounter this problem throughout summer months. And the green patch of the sanctuary helps to provide ecological balance by improving the water system of the area by restoring the ground water. One can also visit Kileshwar, a temple improved by ‘Jamsaheb’ of Jamnagar, is a magnificent attraction of this area. Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctuary range is a green valley, encompassed by timberland and agricultural fields.

Famous for

From reptiles to mammals you can find variety of rare and endangered species here. Indian government took an initiative to safeguard Asiatic Lion and as a result this sanctuary was built.
This is home to Spotted Deer, Chinkara, Crocodile, Sambar, Hyena, Chameleon, Wolf, Crested Hawk-Eagle and eagle with spots etc. It boasts of some 650 plant species which include Babul, Gorad, Babul, Rayan, Bamboo, Ber, Dhav, Jamun, Dhudhlo, Amli, etc.

Best time to Visit

Winter is the best time to go to the Barda Wildlife Sanctuary. From October to December when the weather remains pleasant, is the ideal time to visit this sanctuary.

Best time to Go

It remains open from morning to evening. In between time you can go for outing.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Porbandar
    to
    Ahmedabad
    412km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Ambaji
    591km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Amreli
    197km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Bharuch
    552km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Bhuj
    407km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Dahod
    583km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Dwarka
    75km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Gandhinagar
    440km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Himmatnagar
    491km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Jamnagar
    275km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Junagadh
    105km
  • Porbandar
    to

    486km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Morbi
    504km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Palanpur
    558km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Saputara
    790km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Somnath
    129km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Surat
    648km
  • Porbandar
    to
    Valsad
    715km

Vitual tour of Barda Wildlife Sanctury

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Jamnagar and thier inquiry no. is, 02882550270

Nearest Railway Station is Porbandar and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Jamnagar and thier inquiry no. is, 02882712187

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