Kota to Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary




An important itinerary in the excursions from Kota would include a visit from Kota to Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary that lies at a distance of 50 kilometers from the city. The wildlife sanctuary in Kota was earlier a prominent hunting ground for the kings of the region who engaged in the royal game of hunting the tigers and deer that earlier had made the dense forests of the region their home.

The forest area along with the wildlife has now depleted over the years. Yet the visit to the Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary will present to its visitors a glance of the spotted deer and the antelopes that still reside in the region.

The region is of historic value as well as the forest was used by several warring dynasties as a pass to travel to the state of Madhya Pradesh. The name Darrah is interpreted as the 'pass' in the local language revealing the purpose that the region served earlier. The Marathas, Rajputs and the British utilized the opportune position of the forest to seek asylum during war.

The Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan presently stretches over 250 square kilometers of land and is home to the ferocious animals like the sambhars, panthers, leopards, bears and wild boars. Spotted deer and antelopes also reside in the sanctuary. A visit from Kota to Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary would require the permission of the local forest ranger or the district forest officer in Kota. The national tourists require a visiting ticket of Rs 20 while international tourists require to pay Rs 100 per person to enter the premises of the sanctuary.



Last Updated on 07 December 2011