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Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary

Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary

HIngolgadh Nature Education Sanctury


Hingolagadh nature education sanctury surrounded by rainfed arid land from all sides, this small wildlife sanctuary of Hingolagadh is a preferred habitat for Chinkara, blue bull and a very large number of resident and migratory birds. This sanctuary has a special ecological significance as the dry deciduous thorny forests and savannah type grasslands merge here. It plays a crucial role in the ground water conservation by recharging aquifers in the region. Declared as a sanctuary in 1980, the area has a high educational and recreational value.

The sanctuary is managed by Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation. Around 50 – 100 Nature Education Camps are organised by the Foundation every year during the monsoon season. Every no of School and Colleges are organising two-three days educational campus within the sanctuary to develop awareness among the students. It’s very nice place to visit in Monsoon and Early winter season Number of small lakes and rivers are there and one can see Deer and various birds and animals roaming in natural environment. At the Hingolagadh camp site there is a zoo having different type of snakes. The camp site is maintained by Forest department of Gujarat Government and during visit the forest officers and concerned personnel provides brief idea about different species of snakes and its type



The plant species density is relatively high as there are 314 species of plants, such as- gorad, desi baval, kasedo, neem, gugal, thor, satodi, batkumi etc. in a very small area.


The major fauna includes mammals like Chinkara, bluebull, wolf, jackal, fox, Indian porcupine, Indian hare, hyena, flying fox, etc. There are 230 species of birds and 19 species of snakes. Among the birds, Red-vented Bulbul, Green Bee-Eater, Spotted Dove, Shrike, Woodpecker, Indian roller etc. are common. The sanctuary has 19 species of snakes; of course not all of them are venomous. 16 non-venomous and 3 venomous species of snakes have been recorded from the area.
Location     Sanctuary area
Jasdan taluka, Rajkot district     654.1 ha.

Tourist Guide
Reach by air

    The Nearest airport is Rajkot (77 kms).
    Ahmedabad (200 kms. approximately)

Reach by bus

    The Nearest Town Vinchhiya (3 kms.)
    The Nearest bus station is Jasdan (15 kms).

Reach by train

The Nearest Railway station are:

    Botad, 45 km
    Gondal - 32 kms.

Best time to visit

    From the onset of monsoon till the end of monsoon (July-October)

Nearest places to visit

    Bileshwar temple
    Sarangpur Hanuman temple at the distance of 65 kms.


    Hotels at Rajkot