Located at a distance of 56 km away from the city of Kota in Rajasthan, Mukundra Wildlife Sanctuary comprises of three wildlife sanctuaries namely Darrah, Chambal and Jaswant Sagar. It is located on the eastern bank of Chambal river. The name is derived from the mountain Mukundara, which runs parallel to the area. Earlier, the entire area was known as Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary, which was hunting site for the royal families of Kota. The sanctuary got an acclamation as a tiger reserve in the year 2013.
Though named as Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve, the forest was devoid of any tiger, till a majestic male tiger from Ranthambore National Park was shifted in April this year. According to the latest news, Ranthambore is again going to share its faunal wealth with Mukundra. This time 4 tigresses is going to be shifted to raise the worth of Jungle Safari booking Mukundra. The other animals such as Panther, Leopard, Chinkara, Sloth bear, Wolf, Spotted deer, Sambar, Nilgai, Jackal, Hyena, Wild boar, Antelope, Jungle cat etc. along with many species of birds and reptiles are also found.
The densely vegetated Mukundra Hills tiger reserve comprises great variety of floral species such as Babul, Imli, Banyan, Ber, Dhak, Dhok, Kadam, Khajur, Khair, Karel, Khejda, Kakera, Mohua, Neem etc.
Best time to visit
Tourists can visit the sanctuary from October till July, but the ideal time to visit Mukundra is between February to May. The sanctuary is open throughout the year except between 1st July to 30th September.
Timings are from 10 am till 5 pm everyday. However, for visiting the sanctuary, tourists have to take a signed permission from the local forest ranger.
How to reach?
By air – The nearest airport from Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve/Darrah National Park is Udaipur, which is around 300 km from Kota.
By Rail – The closest railway station is Kota railway station located about 50 km from Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve/Darrah National Park.
By road – The distance between Mukundra Tiger Reserve and Kota is close to 50 km only. It is also well connected all the major cities of Rajasthan like Ajmer, Chittorgarh, Jaipur, Udaipur, etc.
Nature’s Sprouts presents an opportunity to explore the wild side of Rajasthan by arranging jungle safari Mukundra. We also offer lavish stay at the best hotel in Mukundra. The combination of exotic safari and comfortable accommodation in Mukundra Tiger Reserve makes this wildlife expedition a truly memorable one.