Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary, Dabhoi

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Jambughoda is a Wildlife Sanctuary situated in Jambughoda Tehsil, in the South-Central part of Gujarat, and the Kathiawar-Gir dry deciduous forests' ecoregion in India. It located 70 km from Vadodara and 20 km from prominent tourist places such as Pawagadh and Champaner.History and geographyLocated 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. The area has two water reservoirs – one at Kada and the other at Targol. These water bodies add to the aesthetic settings and diversity of the habitat. The sanctuary's wildlife depends on these two reservoirs.The most striking feature of the area is the undulating hills having a good forest cover, with the valleys having small human settlements. The places of interest are Kada, Targol and Jhand Hanuman temple. Of these, the most picturesque location is Kada, where a beautiful forest rest house stands on the banks of an irrigation reservoir. Due to its proximity to the cosmopolitan city of Vadodara, the sanctuary is an ideal resort and camping site for the city's people.People of the area are mainly tribal. There are 25 villages (including 5 villages inside the Sanctuary) which are distributed among five forest blocks and two ranges. Local tribals collect minor forest produce from the area for their livelihood. People also allow grazing of their livestock and cut wood in the forest. The status of the management of the PA is good, but needs to be improved by taking up habitat steps, so that animals can be provisioned with adequate food, water and shelter. Grazing and wood removed by local people and fire in the forest cause damage to the habitat. Local people encroach upon the land of the PA and hence the area needs to be re-demarcated.
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  • We visited this place for a short trip from Ahmedabad. We are total 16 people. We stayed at Govt. property. Dhanpura Eco Center is what they called. This place is quite and appropriate for a short bre...  more »
  • As i am a local resident of the district panchmahal i love to visit this place almost every monsoon and winter. Every season has its own beauty. The Jambughoda wildlife sanctuary i famous for Leopard ...  more »
  • Jambugodha is located near pavagadh and it is a small town. Place of attraction is dam and wild life sanctuary. Where you can see far speices of bird and other animals. It is peaceful and once can enj...  more »
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  • Best place to go and explore nature's beauty. Yes I must advise that you should not go in summer, there will be high temperature. You can go by bike from Vadodara, that will be different (thrilling) experience to go for an adventurous trip. It will take one complete day to visit this place. Even though there are options to stay in between the sanctuary, u may go for that if u want to spend some time there specially in rainy season.
  • Amazing place, always loved to be near it. Hope its development does not disturb the ecological balance around it. The people around and in the place are nature friendly and love to co-exist. I like the way they are ready to help us.
  • Great experience there. The animals are were well maintained though you dont get to see them much. But the officials are well behaved and the sanctuary feels safe to visit. Better to take kids and young ones for a new experience.
  • Good pace for a day outing. Around 60 km from Vadodara Activities Swimming Pool Advanture activities Zip lining Monkey walking Food - very good Break fast Lunch Hi tea Timing - 9 to 6
  • A sanctuary located in Gujarat , will definitely have rare number of animals and birds. Head out to this place, only in the months of winter. Otherwise, it gets crazy hot. We went here for a winter hike, in February. But the atmosphere was crazy hot.
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