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Barda Wildlife Sanctuary - Porbandar India

Barda Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at a distance of around 15kms from the Arabian Sea. The sanctuary is also known as the Rana Barda forest as in the past the place belonged to the city of Ranavav in Porbandar district, Gujarat. 

The two rivers i.e. Joghri and Bileshvary carve their way through the sanctuary. The sanctuary also comprises of two dams i.e. fodara dam and the khambala dam. The area around the sanctuary is inhabited by around 4000people.

Wildlife at Barda Wildlife Sanctuary is enriched with various species of plants and trees that are hard to find somewhere else. The diversity in the vegetation cover has attracted various geologists towards the place in search for natural remedies to various ailments.

Various species of animals like leopard, wolf, crocodile, chameleon, snakes, ratel, spotted deer, chinkara, sambar etc. dwell in this sanctuary. Earlier, Asiatic lions were found here but now they have been mover to the Gir sanctuary. One can also see various types of birds like spotted eagle, crested hawk-eagle and many more.

Established : 1979
Area : 192.31square.kilometers
Nearest Airport : Porbandar (20kms)
Nearest Railway Station : Porbandar (20kms)
Hill Height : 79.2m - 617.8m

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