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Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is dotted with rolling Aravalli hills. It was declared as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1960. Apart from having several sightseeing places this sanctuary is a draw for nature lovers as it has great potential for Eco-tourism.
These forests are a home to 112 plant families with 449 genera and 820 species. Mount Abu is the only place in Rajasthan where one can observe a variety of orchids. Three species of wild roses and 16 species of feras some of which are quite uncommon have also been reported from here. The South- West part of the Sanctuary is rich in bamboo forests.
The sanctuary is rich in herbal medicinal plants also. About 81 species of tree, 89 species of shrubs, 28 species of climbers and 17 species of tuberous plants of medicinal importance have been known.
Presently the Panther is the main attraction in Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. Other animals found here are Sambhar, Jungle Cat, Small Indian Civet, Wolf, Hyaena, Jackal, Indian Fox, Common Langoor, Wild Boar, Pangolin, Rate!, Common Mongoose, Indian Hare, Porcupine, Hedgehog, etc. The sanctuary provides an ideal habitat for Sloth Bear.
The finest part of visiting Mount Abu Sanctuary is that, one can experience both nature based tourism as well as pilgrim tourism at one go. Mount Abu has a plethora of famous temples.

How to Reach Mount Abu:

It spreads out into a plateau which is about 19 km in length and 6 km in breadth. In altitude, it varies from 300 meters at the foot to 1722 meters at Guru Shikhar, the highest peak in Rajasthan.

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