Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a major attraction for the tourists coming to Udaipur. This Sanctuary falls under the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. Kumbhalgarh Park lies at a distance of 65 kms from Udaipur on Udaipur - Pali - Jodhpur road. If you are a wild-life lover, this is a perfect place for you to visit. Sprawled in an area of 578 sq km, Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary encircles the massive fort of Kumbhalgarh. This wildlife park has imbibed its name from the same fort.
Broadening across the Aravalli Range, Kumbhalgarh sanctuary covers
parts of Rajsamand, Udaipur and Pali districts. The sanctuary makes home
to many endangered species of wild-life. The sanctuary provides natural
abode to many creatures like Wolf, Leopards, Sloth bear, Hyena, jackal,
Jungle cat, Sambhar, Nilgai, Chausingha (the four horned antelope),
Chinkara and Hare. In fact, Kumbhalgarh is the only sanctuary of
Rajasthan, where you can trace wolf engaged in its activities.
This sanctuary inhabits more than forty wolves in number. In the
summers, one can easily find pack of wolves strolling around water
sources in the sanctuary. If you find your interest in birds, then here
you can see a nice variety of birds too. In the park, you can see Grey
Jungle Fowl, which is usually inhibited. Peacocks and Doves also gain
attention by their own charm. Apart from this, birds like Red Spur Owls,
Parakeets, Golden Oriole, Bulbul, Dove, Grey Pigeons and White Breasted
Kingfisher are traceable near the water holes.
Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary also enjoys a variety of flora including many
trees and plants having herbal qualities. You can also take a safari
trip to enjoy the natural habitat of these birds and animals. Every
year, Kumbhalgarh draws many a tourists towards itself for its natural
beauty. Moreover, Kumbhalgarh is easily accessible from the city of
Udaipur. You can take the services of regular buses that start from
Udaipur, if you are not interested for a bus ride, you can also hire
private taxis to visit this sanctuary.