Jambuhoda Wildlife Sanctuary
Jambughoda is a Wildlife Sanctuary situated in Jambughoda Tehsil, in the South Central part of Gujarat, India. It is located close to Vadodara and to prominent tourist places such as Pawagadh and Champaner.
Located in the Panchmahal district of Central Gujarat and 130.38 km2. area declared as a sanctuary in May 1990, Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary is home for a variety of animals and plants. A small part of the sanctuary (Targol Round) falls in the adjoining Vadodara district. It’s a magnificent forest of teak, bamboos and other miscellaneous species. The area has two water reservoirs – one at Kada and the other at Targol. These water bodies add to the aesthetic settings and habitat diversity. Leopard is the top predator here whose population has been increasing. The habitat is shared by other animals such as sloth bear, jackal, blue bull, wild boar and four horned antelopes.
The area has also many varieties of reptiles as well, which include many venomous and non-venomous snakes. The area was a part of the princely state of Jambughoda prior to independence. The most striking feature of the area is the undulating hills having good forest cover with the valleys having small human settlements. The interesting places are Kada, Targol and Jhand Hanuman temple. The most picturesque location is Kada where a beautiful forest rest house stands on the banks of an irrigation reservoir. Kada happens to be a wonderful camping site as well. Due to its location close to a cosmopolitan city of Vadodara, the sanctuary is an ideal resort for city people and very good camping site for nature campers.
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