Good news for all wildlife lovers!
The Rajasthan government decided to convert the Kumbhalgarh sanctuary into a national park to boost tourism and conserve highly endangered species in the area. “Areas of Pali, Udaipur and Rajsamand districts will be covered under the park which is also a tourist destination due to famous Kumbhalgarh fort and Ranakpur Jain temples in the area,” as per forest minister Bina Kak. The Cabinet gave its nod to make Kumbhalgarh sanctuary, home to a very large variety of wildlife, including some highly endangered species, as another national park in the state.
The wildlife in the area includes wolf, leopard, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, sambhar, nilgai, four-horned antelope, chinkara and hare. Areas covered under the park will be conserved to protect wildlife and environment.
Kumbhalgarh sanctuary is in Rajsamand district and surrounds the Kumbhalgarh fortress and covers over 555 kms area.