Pania Wild Life Sanctury

CategorySanctuary

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi, English

AddressPania Wild Life Sanctury, Near Dhari, Amreli, Gujarat.

pincode365640

DistrictAmreli

About Pania Wild Life Sanctury

Transportation

BY ROAD The nearest Bus Station is at a distance of 10 kms away from Visavadar.

BY RAIL The nearest railway station to reach the Sanctuary are Dhari and Visavadar just 10 kms and 35 kms respectively .

BY AIR The nearest airport is situated at a distance of 150 kilometers from Rajkot.

History

The Pania Sanctuary was notified in June 1989.The worldwide widespread, Gir life Sanctuary is abounded within the jap and southern Chahchai hills that towers north-western elements of Gir. Chinkaras realize piece of land appropriate to them.

Girnar Mountains adjoin town of Junagadh that is traditionally quite widespread renowned to be a place for journey for each Jains and Hindus. Ujjayanta or Girnar or Raivatak had been one in every of the sacred places throughout the days of Aryan inhabitants. This mountain is named as King of hills. There ar steep slopes and also the space of Girnar is extremely mountainous.

Popularly known as Chanchai-Pania, this sanctuary is an integral part of the famous Gir Wildlife Sanctuary. Pania Sanctuary was notified in June 1989. This patch of forest, having arid conditions in absence of any natural water source, has given way to abundant growth of grass making the area ideal for chinkara- the Indian gazelle. Although lions, leopards and all other animals that reside in Gir, frequent this sanctuary, chinkaras roam more freely in this sanctuary rather than in the much wooded areas of Gir. The area falls in Amreli district and is easily approachable from Amreli and Dhari. The moderate hills of Chanchai accord a picturesque scene to the area. Here eco-tourists find nature and wildlife in its rawest form. World famous Gir Wildlife Sanctuary forms boundary in south and east while hills of Chahchai are towering in the north-west of Gir. These provide very suitable terrain for chinkaras.

As per Ainne-Akbari, the Mughal Gazetteer this area remains to be unexplored on the basis of impenetrable forests nature and the mountains offering intricate windings. Dry deciduous scrub, dry teak, bamboo brakes, thorn type, and tropical reverine as well as secondarily dry deciduous forests in Girnar.

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Flora and Fauna

The trees found here include Desi baval, gorad, khair, hermo, dhav, bordi, saladi, dudhlo, ashitro, khakhro, lantana camara, modad, karamda, bamboo etc.

The sanctuary and its vicinity is enriched with beautiful bird life.

Leopard, Lion, wildcat, hyena, civet cat, chinkara, spotted deer, wild boar, pangolin, four-horned antelope, blue bull etc.

Patches of grassy land amidst the hilly arid areas render the area suitably for the elegant and graceful Chinkara or Indian Gazelle. Small animals like Hyena, wild cat, civet cat, antelopes bearing four horns, pangolins, and foxes are seen almost playing hide and seek with the varied species of grasses while majestic animals like mighty lions stomping around the bumpy terrain in their full glory might offer a pleasurable surprise.

Best time to Visit

Pania Sanctuary can be best experienced during the period in between monsoon and winters.

Best time to Go

October to March

Distance of nearest cities

  • Amreli
    to
    Ahmedabad
    258km
  • Amreli
    to
    Ambaji
    509km
  • Amreli
    to
    Bharuch
    470km
  • Amreli
    to
    Bhavnagar
    113km
  • Amreli
    to
    Bhuj
    348km
  • Amreli
    to
    Dahod
    442km
  • Amreli
    to
    Himmatnagar
    409km
  • Amreli
    to
    Jamnagar
    193km
  • Amreli
    to
    Junagadh
    92km
  • Amreli
    to
    Mahesana
    404km
  • Amreli
    to
    Morabi
    171km
  • Amreli
    to
    Palanpur
    476km
  • Amreli
    to
    Porbandar
    197km
  • Amreli
    to
    Saputara
    708km
  • Amreli
    to
    Valsad
    633km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Dhari and thier inquiry no. is, 02797225040

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

Nearest Airport is Bhavnagar and thier inquiry no. is, 02782212971

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