Best Gujarat Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks

Discover Some of the best wildlife sanctuaries & national parks in Gujarat
Gujarat has a diversity of flora and fauna.It has a recorded forest area of 14653 sq km which constitutes 11.17% of the total area of the state, many of which are protected by sanctuaries and reserves.

Bird Sanctuaries in Gujarat

Painted stork
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Nalsarovar
  • Known as: Bird Sanctuary of Gujarat
  • Species: Pits migratory bird population includes rosy pelicans, barnacle geese,flamingoes, white storks,Anseriformes, brahminy ducks and herons etc.
Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Jamnagar
  • Known as: Bird Sanctuary of Gujarat
  • Species: It has about 300 types of migratory birds.
Thol Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Mehsana
  • Known as: Bird Sanctuary of Gujarat
  • Species: Cranes, geese, flamingos, sarus and about 125 other waterfowl species.
Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Kalyanpur taluka,Devbhumi Dwarka
  • Species: Great Indian bustard, wolf, jackal, birds, herpetofauna.
Porbandar Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Porbandar
  • Species: It has migratory birds and other birds such as teals, fowls, flamingos, ibis and curlews.
painted stork
Kutch Bustard Sanctuary
  • Location: Nalia Taluka, Kutch District
  • Known as: Lala–Parjan Sanctuary
  • Species:This sanctuary is one of the 2nd great Indian bustard sanctuaries in Gujarat

National Parks in Gujarat

Gir Forest National Park
  • Location: Junagadh, Gir Somnath and Amreli Districts.
  • Famous for: Asiatic lion, leopard, chausingha, spotted deer, hyena, sambar deer, chinkara.
Blackbuck National Park
  • Location: Velavadar,Bhavnagar District
  • Famous for: Blackbuck, fox, Macqueen's bustard, lesser florican.
Vansda National Park
  • Location:Navsari District
  • Famous for: Leopard, hyena, spotted deer, chausingha.
Marine National Park
  • Location: Gulf of Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka
  • Famous for: Sponges, corals, jelly fish, seahorse, octopus, pearl oyster, starfish, lobster, dolphin

Safari in Gujarat

Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Kutch
  • Famous for: Chinkara, hyena, fox, flamingo, pelicans and other waterfowl and herpetofauna etc
Wild Ass Sanctuary
  • Location: Kutch
  • Famous for: Chinkara, nilgai, blackbuck, onager(wild ass) wolf, fox, Macqueen's bustard, waterfowl, herpetofauna.
Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Narmada
  • Famous for:Sloth bear, leopard, rhesus macaque, chausinga, barking deer, pangolin, herpetofauna, birds including Alexandrian parakeet.
Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Banaskantha
  • Famous for: Banas and it is near Sabarmati rivers
Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary
  • Location: Kutch
  • Famous for: Chinkara, green day, desert cat, hyena, desert fox, jackal, birds, herpetofauna.
Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary
  • Location: Banaskantha
  • Famous for: Sloth bear, leopard, hyena, birds, herpetofauna.
Purna Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Dangs
  • Famous for: Leopard, barking deer, macaques, four horned antelope, sambhar, hyena, herpetofauna, birds.
Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Panchmahal
  • Famous for: Sloth bear, leopard, jungle cat, hyena, wolf, four horned antelope, herpetofauna, birds.
Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Morbi
  • Famous for: Blue bull, chinkara, wolf, fox, jackal, birds, herpetofauna.
Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary
  • Location: Rajkot
  • Famous for: Chinkara, blue bull, wolf, hyena, fox, birds, herpetofauna.
Pania Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Amreli
  • Famous for: Lion, chinkara, leopard, chital, hyena, wild boar, four horned antelope, pangolin, blue bull, birds.
Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary
  • Location: Dahod
  • Famous for: Sloth bear, leopard, hyena, jackal, chausinga, civet cat, jungle cat, birds, herpetofauna.
spotted deer
Barda Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Porbandar & Jamnagar
  • Famous for:Leopard, blue bull, hyena, wild boar, jackal, birds, herpetofauna.

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