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                                                                                Mount Abu Sanctuary
Introduction of Mount Abu Sanctuary

The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the oldest parts of the Mount Abu mountain ranges. The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is known as home to many sightseeing points that offers fantastic views. Many people visit the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary only for the sightseeing and to see the views, but most visit the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary to see the animals and birds. The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is around 7 kilometres long and only 300 metres wide. This means that while you take the long walk down The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary you wonít miss much on either side.

The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in - The Aravali mountain ranges which is one of the regions oldest mountain ranges. The area was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1960. Besides the sightseeing opportunities, the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is also a popular destination for eco-tourism. The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary crosses a variety of mountain highs, from 300m to 1722m at Gurashikhar- the highest peak of the Aravali Ranges.

The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is fully carved with floral beauty. There is also an evergreen forest that meets the water and the valleys on the other side. The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary houses about 112 plant families with 449 genera and 820 species. Most of these species are dicots and the other are monocots. You can also see many orchids at the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. Donít forget to visit many roses and bamboo rich areas.

Location - The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Aravali Ranges- one of the Rajasthan Regions oldest mountain ranges. In the year 1960 it was declared a sanctuary.
 

Topography of Sanctuary

The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is long and thin- it is around 5-8km long and its wide between 300-1722m It is built from igneous rocks which forms large cavities in most areas due to the weathering effects of wind and water. This is common throughout the entire Mount Abu region.
 

Flora of Sanctuary

The Mount Abu Region and the Aravali Ranges contains a wide and rich floral diversity. The foothills of the mountain ranges include xeromorphic subtropical thorn forests whilst the rivers and tributaries are boarded by subtropical evergreen forests, that also appear at higher levels.

These forests include 112 plant families with 449 genera and 820 species. Of these, 663 species are dicots while 157 species are monocots. Most of these species are very few and threatened.
 

Fauna of Sanctuary

The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary contains a wide and varied range of fauna that was appreciated by people very much. There are about 250 species of bird- including the popular grey jungle fowl. The Mount Abu Wildlife sanctuary also contains leopard sloth bear, wild boar, sambar, chinkara and langur amongst others. Most of the animals in this sanctuary are extremely rare and threatened.

It is a believe that the lion and tiger once populated the region, but cats of this variety have not been in the season for a long time.

                       Nakki Lake from Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary                         Beautiful Birds of Sanctuary
                                 Sambar of Sanctuary                           An Indian Scimitar Babbler             
 

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