The Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary is on the border of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
About Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary
The Ratanmahal Wildlife Sanctuary is home to sloth bears and other deadly animals like leopards, black panthers, palm civets, Indian civets, four-horned antelope, langurs, etc.
The locals suggest that the Sloth Bear is far more dangerous than a leopard, but assist tourists in spotting this thrilling beast.
For learning the habits and behavior of the sloth bear, this sanctuary offers a unique opportunity as they are densely populated here.
Ratanmahal Wildlife Sanctuary is also the location for a water conservation project, housing an irrigation dam and reservoir.
History of Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary
Ratanmahal declare it as a wildlife sanctuary in March 1982.
Flora & Fauna Of Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary
In Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary Plants like Teak, dudhlo, sadad, timru, amla, bamboo, dhavdo, kakadiyo, mahuda, tanach, charoli, ber, jamun, khakhro, etc. There is Total of 543 plants are recorded.
Other faunas include the Indian civet, four-horned antelope, langurs, and a pit viper. It is also home to local jackals, hyenas, honey badgers, foxes, and porcupines.
The avifauna includes Loten’s sunbird, large green barbet, yellow checked tit, crested serpent eagle, grey junglefowl, treepies, white-bellied drongos, racket-tailed drongos, paradise flycatcher, black-headed oriole, etc and Python, Rat snake, Red sand boa, Trinket are non-venomous snakes. Various reptiles are also found here.
Best Time To Visit At Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary
October To March
Nearby Places of Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary
- Pavagadh Fort- 75 kms
- Mahakali temple on the top of Pavagadh hills
- Champaner Fort- 75 kms
- Nagina Masjid- 75 kms
- Ratanmahal hill- the pinnacle within the sanctuary
- Shiv temple on Ratanmahal hilltop
Accommodation At Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary
- Forest Rest house- Kanjeta
- Reasonably good hotels in Dahod
Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary Tent Price
Forest Rest Houses are at Kanjeta and Pipargota
Non a/c 500/day for 2 people,
A/c – 750/day for 2 people.
Also available is tent accommodation 250/per person.
Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary Contact Number
For more details contact 02678-220425, 09998441159
How To Reach Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary
The Nearest Towns: Sagtala (15 km), Bariya (30 km), Kheda (45 km), Dahod (60 km). The nearest bus station is Devgadh Baria (42 km).