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Jawahar Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary

Jawahar Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kota District of Rajasthan

Location: Kota, Rajasthan, India
Total Area: 153.41 sq. km.
Birth Date: 09/10/1975
Fauna: Leopards, Wild Boar, Wolf, Chinkaras, Blackbuck, Caracal, etc.
Flora: Dhok & Khair tree are common with huge variety of medicinal plants.

Jawahar Sagar Dam in Kota, Rajasthan
Photo By RBurdak, CC BY-SA 3.0

Jawahar Sagar is a wildlife sanctuary in the Kota district of Rajasthan, India. Gandhi Sagar Dam was built on the Chambal River in 1972 to protect crocodiles and Gavials. Gandhi Sahar Dam extended to Jawahar Sagar Sanctuary. It is covering an area of 154 sq. km. Every visitor had a great time here while capturing pictures of wild animals and natural beauty.


As you know Jawahar Sagar also has a dam, cause a unique type of vegetation. It is a house of plant species like Khair, Dhok, Tuberous, Angiosperm, Pteridophytes, Fungi, Taxi of Algae, Bryophytes, Climber, etc.


Jawahar Sagar is also famous for wildlife and it has huge varieties of wild animals. The Jawahar Sagar Sanctuary is the home of wild animals. Like Blackbuck, Chinkara, Caracal, Wild Wolf, Sloth Bear, Panther, Hyena, Wild Boar, Chittal, Sambar Deer, Gavial, Crocodiles, Jackal, Porcupine, Nilgai, Hare, Civet, Crane, Four-horned Antelope, Wild Cock. The last one is Leopard and Leopards are seen occasionally.

Places to Visit Near Jawahar Sagar Sanctuary

Best Time to Explore Jawahar Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary

If you want to see real nature than visit Jawahar Sagar Sanctuary after the rainy season. According to me, visit here in the first or last month of the year.

How to Reach Jawahar Sagar Sanctuary and Jawahar Sagar Dam

By Railway

The nearest Railway station is Kota Junction to reach Jawahar Sanctuary and the distance to reach Jawahar Wildlife sanctuary is 40 Km.

By Airway

The nearest airport is Jaipur International Airport, it is about 244 km away from Kota district. Kota has planned the airport and maybe it’ll open in 2022.

By Roadway

It is 38 km away from the main city of the Kota district in Rajasthan. Kota district is connected with two national highways are NH-76 & NH-12.

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