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Purna Wildlife Sanctuary in Saputara

·  Summer: March-June (28°C - 38°C)
·  Winter: December-February (8°C - 28°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  October-February

Opening Time: 07:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 10
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  Nil
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 10
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  Nil
Thick forests, lush green settings and the thrill of discovering an amazing mix of biodiversity – the visitors get to enjoy each of these at Purana Wildlife Sanctuary. Names after River Purana flowing through the sanctuary, this protected area of about 160 sq. km. is considered as the northernmost extensions of the Western Ghats. The wild animals at the sanctuary include leopards, wild bulls, elephants, four-horned antelope, macaque, porcupine, sambar, chital, flying squirrel and many more.

The sanctuary also offers the great opportunity to explore many species of birds like hornbills, shrikes, woodpeckers, fowls, barbets and flycatchers among others. Few species of reptiles, including python, also reside here. Dense moist deciduous forests add eye-pleasing splendour to the whole area, known to have the thickest forest cover in Gujarat. Teak, bamboo, khair, kalam, haldu and karanj are among the main trees found.

Another exciting feature of the sanctuary is the dominance of the tribes. It is an added attraction to explore their culture and music. The region also receives the highest rainfall in the state.

Road: National Highway 360, along with State Highways 9 and 174, offers an easy access to the sanctuary. State transport buses as well as taxis can be used for the road trip. Lush green surroundings greet the visitors heading towards the sanctuary.

Railway: The closest railway stations are at Waghai (about 47 km. away) and Vyara (about 55 km. away). Taxis and cabs are easy to hire at each of these stations for the road trip to the sanctuary.

Airway: The closest airport to the sanctuary is located about 127 km. away at Surat. Don’t give a second thought to hire a taxi from here for a convenient and enjoyable road trip.