Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary in Dahod


The Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary in Dahod is quite a spectacle in itself as it serves as the natural abode of one of the most intriguing and gorgeous animals, the Sloth Bear. To the scientists the Sloth bear may appear to be just Melursus ursinus, the binomial name accredited to the Sloth Bear, but to animal enthusiasts, the Sloth Bear happens to be one of the most incredibly beautiful creatures.

The sanctuary is well-dispersed over a plot measuring approximately 55.65 square kilometers which seems to be roughly three-sided. The Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary in Dahod conquers the reserve forests alloted to11 rural settlements whose collective population sums up to around 7000.

The forest that is currently under the possession of Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary in Dahod was originally claimed by the former ruler named Devgarh Baria.

The Ratanmahal and Kuberu-morai locales belonging to the the Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary in Dahod happens to be the solitary flat terrain that is mounted on a hill and also the piece of lonesome impenetrable patch of woodlands that persists in this realm. This serves to be the most crucial and substantial domain for the star attention magnet of the Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary in Dahod, the Sloth Bear.

Other attractions at the Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary at Dahod are:
  • Palm Civet.
  • Indian Civet.
  • Antelopes bearing four horns.
  • Langurs.
  • Loten's Sun birds.
  • Crested Serpent Eagle.
  • Grey Jungle Fowl.
  • Leopard.
  • Green Barbet.
  • Yellow checked Tit.
  • Pit-Vipers.
The Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary is positioned on the brink of the Panam and Orsang rivers and the 'Mahudo' and 'Jamun' trees are most predominant, with the later serving as the chief edible stock of the coveted Sloth Bears.

Touring Hints for you:-
  • Most suitable period to pay a visit stretches from March to May.
  • Closest airport is located 170 kilometers away at Varodara.
  • Devgarh Baria is the closest bus station.
  • If you wish to travel by train, aim for Dahod or Godhra which are 70 and 85 kilometers away respectively.


Last Updated on : 30 September 2011