Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary
Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary

Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary

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Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary

Deputy Conservator of Forests,
Narayan Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary,
Kutch West Division, College Road,
Bhuj, Kachchh, Gujarat.
Phone :02832-231500
Mobile :
Email :

Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary

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About the Park

Narayan Sarovar SanctuaryA unique eco-system- a part of which is a seasonal wetland in the arid zone that play mother to 15 threatened wildlife species and encompasses desert thorn and scrub forests, dotted with several seasonal water bodies and grassy patches is popularly known as Narayan Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary, notified as such in April 1981. This exceptional eco-system supports a rich biodiversity including some rare animals and birds and rare flowering plants. The sanctuary has all the three species of bustards- Great Indian Bustard, Houbara Bustard and Lesser Florican. Also the Black Partridge, a typical bird of desert habitat is found here. 18 species of herpetofauna, 184 bird species including 19 species of raptors speak high of the sanctuary. The most sighted animal is the Chinkara.

Very large portion of the area of the sanctuary exhibits the edaphic climax of tropical thorn forest with tree height averaging 3 to 5 m. Major part of the sanctuary is under grassland and scrub forest.

Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary5/D-Dry deciduous Scrub, 6/E4 -Salvadora scrub, 6B/C-Desert Thorn Forest, 5/E3 -Babul (Acacia nilotica} forest, 6B/DS2-Tropical Euphorbia scrub, 5/DS5-Dry Savannah type vegetation, Acacia nilotica- Salvadora association, 6/E2-Gorad (Acacia Senegal), 6B/ DS1-Zizyphus scrub and Capparis association.

'Gorad' and 'Babul' are predominant plant species. 'Babul' predominates the western zone having lime stone formation, whereas 'Gorad' is main species in the eastern zone, which covers extensive area. Some of the patches are also planted with Prosopis juliflora, which has started spreading in the Sanctuary, leading to decrease of grassy and herbaceous patches, but rate of invasion is less compared to extensive area of Prosopis in other parts of the district.

Narayan Sarovar SanctuaryThere are 252 species of flowering plants e.g. Desi baval, gorad, hermo, ber, pilu, thor, gando baval, gugal, salai, ingorio, kerdo, carissa etc.

Narayan Sarovar SanctuaryImportant Animals: Wolf, caracal, chinkara, desert fox, hyena, desert cat, porcupine, ratel, Indian pangolin, blue bull, mongoose, hare etc.

Important Birds : Great Indian bustard, lesser florican, houbara bustard, black partridges, harriers, common cranes etc.

Narayan Sarovar SanctuaryDeputy Conservator of Forests,
Narayan Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary,
Kutch West Division, College Road,
Bhuj, Kachchh, Gujarat.
Phone :02832-231500
Mobile :
Email :
Lakhpat Taluka, Kachchh District
Sanctuary Area : 444.23 Square Kilometers

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  • The Nearest airport is Bhuj (115 kms).
  • Ahmedabad (515 kms. approx.)
  • The Nearest bus station is Dayapar (15 kms).

The Nearest Railway station is:

  • Bhuj - 115 kms.
  • September to January is the best season to visit the sanctuary.
  • Kachchh Great Indian
  • Bustard Sanctuary
  • Matano Math Temple 5 Kms.
  • Koteshwar Temple
  • Narayan Sarovar Temple
  • Lakhpat Port
  • Hajipir, Nakhatrana- 50 km. 100 Km. from Bhuj
  • Dharamshala at Matano Math
  • GMDC Guest House at Panandhr
  • Dharamshala at Narayan Sarovar
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