Barda Wildlife Sanctuary

Barda Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat was established in 1979. It is located at a convenient distance from the coast of Porbandar town of Porbandar district. The sanctuary is facing the beautiful the Arabian Sea which adds more beauty to its outlook. Though it is small in size, its plentiful floral diversity is enough to attract travelers from near and far. The sanctuary is dotted with hilly terrain, flat plains and numerous rivulets apart from two dams - Fodara dam and the Khambala dam.

Barda Wildlife Sanctuary is under constant observation of the Government of Gujarat who maintains its ecological balance and protects wild animals residing in this natural habitat.

Fauna at Barda Wildlife Sanctuary

Travelers enjoying safari experience at Barda Wildlife Sanctuary can spot numerous wild animals like chinkara, sambar, spotted deer, leopard, wolf and chameleons. In the past, the sanctuary was home to the rare Asiatic lions; however, later they were shifted to the Gir Sanctuary. The avian life in the Sanctuary is also impressive with some of the rare spotted eagle and crested hawk eagle found here. Visitors can also spot migratory birds humming near the river.

Flora at Barda Wildlife Sanctuary
There are various forest sub-types here like southern tropical forest, southern dry mixed deciduous forest and northern tropical thorn forest. Travelers can also spot Euphorbia scrub, dry deciduous scrub, and dry bamboo brakes.

Best Time to Visit
The best season to visit this sanctuary is from November to March when the winter is mild.

How to Reach:
By Air: The Nearest airport is Porbandar well linked to all major Indian cities.
By Rail: Porbandar is the nearest station located 20 kms from the sanctuary.
By Road: Barda has good connections by road and the nearest bus stand is around Ranavav 8kms away.


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