Darrah Sanctuary

The Darrah National Park is situated 56 km south of Kota in Rajasthan and it was established in 2004. It is spread in the hilly area were the National Park is a combination of three wildlife sanctuaries named Darrah, Chambal and Jaswant Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary one of the most popular national parks in Rajasthan.

The national park has large stretches of forests which were formerly part of the Maharaja of Kota’s hunting grounds. It spread over an area of 250 sq km. The Park have many species of birds and animals. Various wildlife include panther, sloth bear, wolf, leopard and chinkara. The park is also a home for deer, wild boar, antelopes and sambars. The forest adventure can be more enjoyed having thrilling jungle safaris. Tourists will even spot a number of birds and reptiles. A visit to the Darrah sanctuary can be creates the experience.

It also has a very rich cultural history. Jhalwar another popular tourist destination is situated very close to the Darrah National Park. There is a very beautiful fort also within the premises of the sanctuary. The Jenana Khana of the fort is worth visiting because of its architectural beauty.

The Sun Temple in Jharipatan is another destination worth visiting during a trip to the Darrah National Park. The River Chandrabhaga flows very close to the national park and there are a number of ancient temples, dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries that are situated along the banks of the river. The national park is closed to visitors from July to September every year.

The nearest airport is at Udaipur 295km from Kota.

Kota lies on Delhi Mumbai rail route. Regular trains are available is from all other major cities.

Buses are well connected from the major cities of Rajasthan including Ajmer, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Jaipur , Jodhpur and Udaipur.