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Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary

Chittorgarh

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Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary Overview

Ranked 10 of 21 sightseeing in Chittorgarh

Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over a wide region on the Malwa Plateau and Aravalli mountains. This sanctuary houses a number of animals and birds and is known for the forests of teak, bamboo, tendu, amla and salar.

Three rivers of which Jakham and Karmoi are famous pass through these areas. Jakham dam is a site for picnickers and the water is used for irrigation.

Animals like flying squirrel, spotted deer, wild bear, four horned antelope, nilgai, jungle cat, jackal, hyena, etc can be spotted here. Some less common varieties such as caracal wild boar, leopards, wild pangolin, etc can also be seen in this sanctuary. Due to the shedding of leaves in February and March, spotting the animals is easy.

It is believed that Lord Rama’s wife Sita, stayed in this forest in the ashram of Saint Valmiki, hence the name Sitamata.

Admission Fees:

INR10 (Indians)
                           INR 80 (Foreigners)
                           INR 2 (Students)
Vehicle Fees: INR100 (bus)
                       INR 65 (car)
                       INR 10 (two wheeler)
 

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Wildlife on a junction of three various formations of Lands and Mountains

Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on a land which is a ripple junction of three various formations Malwa tableland, the Vindhyachal Hills and Aravali mountain ranges, south-east part of the Pratapgarh District Rajasthan, having an area about 423 SqKm. During Monsoon, rivers Zakham, Karmoi, Sitamata, Buddho, and Tankiya flowing through the forest. Jakham is the largest. The Goddess of flowers and animals have made this Sanctuary quite rich. The Champion and Seth forest type of Sita Mata is "IInd Dry Tropical Forest". It is 110Km away from Chittoor and very well-connected from MP, Gujrat and other parts of Rajasthan. It is very rich forest as Teak, Salar, Tendu, Mahua, Mango, Kewra, Banyan, Peepal etc are large in numbers. It also have the very high value medicinal herbs of numerous varieties, some of them are vanishing. Here more than 100 varieties of birds are found like Indian darter, Little Cormorant, White Scavenger Vulture, Shikra etc. Flying Squirrel can be seen gliding between trees at the time of Sunset. There are many varieties of Deer like four horned Antelope, Wild Boars, Indian Leopard, Foxes, jungle Cats, Wild Bears etc more than 2000 animals are resident in this Sanctuary. I found the footprint of Leopard or Panther. It houses the ancient Valmiki Ashram where Empress Sita has given birth twins Luv and Kush sons of Lord Rama, and there are temples of Hanuman and Sita Mata where Sita was given place by the Dharti Mata in a Hill where rocks are seems to be melted and became lava rocks and the hilly rock is just sheared is giving a myth to get the shelter in that rock, two rivers are flowing near to Sita Badi one has the cold water and other little warm and third one is joining to these to forming a cascade. It also houses prehistoric animals drawings engraved on rocks. Every year in the month of Jyeshtha Amavasya one fair is held which is attended by thousands of devotees of Sita Mata and Hanuman. Forest Department made more attractive by their various paintings at the entrance, signifies that how plants are affecting the various Zodiac Signs. This visit was really unforgettable and this mythological importance has given the name Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary, Chittorgarh

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary
Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary, Chittorgarh

Photo by

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary
Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary, Chittorgarh

Photo by

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary
Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary, Chittorgarh

Photo by

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary