National Parks and Sanctuaries in Gujarat
1) Ghudkhar (Wild Ass) Sanctuary:
Place: The Surendranagar/Kutch District in the small desert of Kutch.
Area: 4953 sq.kms.
Animals: Ghudhkhar or wild ass, panther, Kaliyar(black buck), wolf,Nilgai( blue
bull),jackal, wild pig and birds.
Facility: Government Circuit House and rest house at Dhangandhra.
Best Period: February to May
Railway Station: Halvad
2) Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary:
Place: The Surendranagar district 35 kms. away from Ahmedabad to Surendranagar near Sanand.
Area: 115 sq.kms.
Animals: Migrant birds,cranes,duck,spoonbill,hawk etc.
Facility: Small boats and binoculars available on hire.
Best Periods: November to February.
Railway Station: Sanand.
3) Gir Lion Sanctuary:
Place: The Junagadh district 64 kms. away from Junagadh and 32 kms. away from Veraval.
Area: 1412 sq.kms.
Animals: Lion, panther, deer, wild pig, stag, crocodile and birds.
Facility: Vehicles and guide are available. A library has been setup. Films and slide-shows are arranged.
Best Period: January to May.
Railway Station: Veraval, Sasangir.
4)Barda: A lion Sanctuary
Place: The Junagadh district
Area: 192 sq.kms.
Animals: Panther, wild pig, stag, rose, Monkey etc.
Best Period: November to March
Railway Station: Porbandar
5) Velavadar Blackbuck Sanctuary:
Place:The Bhavnagar District. 65 kms away from Bhavnagar to Valabhipur.
Animals: Black buck, wolf.
Facility:Rest House at Bhavnagar and long hut at Velavadar managed by forest dept. for lodging and boarding
Best Period:November to May.
Railway Station: Bhavnagar.
6) Ratanmahal Bear Sanctuary
Place:Limkheda taluka in Panchmahal district.
Animals:Bear , Panther, spotted deer, blue bull and pig.
Facility: Rest houses at Piparmora, Sagatala and Baria.
Best Period: December to March.
Railway Station: Baria and Pipalod.
7) Dunkhal Bear Sanctuary
Place:The Bharuch District.
Animals:Bear, Panther, Sambhar,Hyena, Rabbit.
Facility:Rest House facility at a distance of 30 kms from Dediyapada.
Best Period: November to March
Railway Station: Ankleshwar.
8) Jesor Bear Sanctuary
Place:The Bansakantha District.
Animals:Bear, Lepord,Sambhar,Porcupine,Blue bull and birds.
Facility:Rest house at Amirgadh, irrigation bungalows at Dantiwada and holiday home at Balaram.
Best Period:December to February.
9) Marine National Park and Sanctuary
Place:The Jamnagar District, the coastal area from jodiya to Okha in bay of Kutch.
Area:National Park in 163 sq.kms and Sanctuary in 458 sq.kms.
Animals:Coral islands, Black Cornella, Dolphin and other water-birds.
Facility:Motor boats are made available by forest Dept.
Best Period:December to May.
Railway Station: Jamnagar.
10) Vansada National Park
Place:The Valsad District
Animals:Tiger,Panther,Wild Pig,Hyena,Sambhar,Four-horn deer.
Facility:Rest house of PWD at Panchayat.
Best Period:November to February.
11) Hingolgadh A Natural Education Sanctuary
Place:The Rajkot District
Area:7 to 8 sq. kms
Animals:Blue bull, spotted deer, snakes and birds.
Facility:A government guest house at Jasdan
Best Period:November to March
Railway Station:Rajkot, Jasdan.