Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Bhildi

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  • We visited this place in early March 2017.This is a isolated place to relex with lake nearby .Nearest village ,where you can get some stuff like food supplies/water is Balundra( 4 Kms). To reach here ...  more »
  • A jungle experience. Very basic rooms provided by the forest department. The lake adjoining the accommodation was very quiet and a soothing experience. Spotted the wild boar and antelopes. Overall a v...  more »
  • I visited Jessore Sloath Bear Sanctuary right in the starting of Monsoon but there was hardly any rain. It was almost like a hot and burning summer atmosphere inside the jungle. I climbed the top of t...  more »
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  • It was isolated area.. so adventurous guys did love this.. there was shiva mandir on mountain but climbing is tough, if you are lucky enough you could spot some Bears and leopards
  • It was a nice place and great time to spend there ..The lord Shiva wonderful temple so and many other thing that can not express so nice and butifull place###$$%@& Very fabulous place in banaskantha loved it ....Very interesting one of the place so nice and so many ####$##$$#₹₹₹₹₹₹$
  • Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary is situated in the Banaskantha district formerly under Palanpur State in the Indian state of Gujarat at the Gujarat-Rajasthan border. It was declared as a sanctuary in May 1978, covering an area of about 180 square kilometres (69 sq mi), principally for protection of the sloth bear, which is now categorized as "Vulnerable A2cd+4cd;C1 ver 3.1" on the IUCN Red List. Their numbers are declining in the wild and they are threatened with extinction. The name "sloth" is said to be the epithet travellers and hunters in India gave to the bear when they saw it hanging upside down from branches of trees and consequently they identified it with sloth, an animal that hangs upside down. While it is now known as sloth bear, initially it was called "bear sloth" since the game hunters identified this species with the sloth of South America as the physical characteristics and arboreal habits of both species matched. Towards the later part of the 18th century, its scientific name was Ursine bradypus, Ursiform sloth or Bradypus ursinus. But when in the early 19th century, a sloth bear, housed in a zoo in France, was examined, scientists identified it correctly as a bear species and thereafter the name was changed from "bear sloth" to "sloth bear".Jessore hill, which is the back drop to the sanctuary, is also prefixed to form the full name "Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary". Ministry of Environment and Forests of the Government of India, Forest Department of Gujarat, well known Institutes and Universities of the country, stakeholders and local communities in and around the project area have been engaged in Conservation and Sustainable Management of Dryland Biodiversity of North Gujarat under a GEF/UNDP supported project with the objective of conservation of globally significant biodiversity. The two projects identified under the programme, as demonstration project sites were the Jessore and Balaram-Ambaji Sanctuaries. The information gathered under this project in respect of the Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary has enhanced the information base and is expected to help in building local establishments to adopt novel ideas to resolve the threats faced by the sanctuary.
  • Hardly you find animal... Lord Shiva temple is there on a mountain.. You can climb there if have faith... But difficult climbing.... Nice dam view... Nearby.. On Banas River... But a nice place....
  • A must visit place for nature lovers. Though Sloth bear sightings during Winter and Monsoon months are rare but you definitely have a chance during the Summer as water sources dry up and bears come down to the check-dam for water. Government guest house and cottages offer basic yet comfortable lodging facilities and that too right on the banks of the check-dam. The locals working there can arrange the meals if requested in advance. The trek to Kedarnath temple and further up to Jessore Top is an adventure by itself. There are steps upto the Kedarnath Temple but get a local to accompany you if you are planning to hike up further and remember that there is no water at the top during most of the year so carry enough of it or else you shall be in trouble on the two-hours plus of the climb. The forest is covered in local varieties of flora and amla and bamboo trees are in abundance on the slopes. Best time to visit would be August to February!
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