Brief History

Head northeast from Surat’s city to the border of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, where the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary spreads over 608sq km. Established in 1982, the sanctuary is made up of a mixed forest of teak, riverine forest and deciduous dry jungles that are inhabited by leopards, sloth bears, pangolins, barking deer and a number of birds and reptiles. It was originally established for the protection of sloth bears. The Zarwani waterfall inside the jungle drops from a craggy rock face into a deep gorge.

The sanctuary was first declared a protected area in 1982. An area of 150.87 sq. km was called the ‘Dumkhal Sanctuary’, specifically created for the protection of sloth bears. In the years 1987 and 1989, more land was attributed to conservation and the area of the sanctuary enlarged to 607.70 sq km. It was then renamed ‘Shoolpaneshwar Sanctuary’.

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How to Reach

Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary by Bus
By Road

NH8 passes through Vadodara, making it well connected by road as well. The statue lies about 90km from the city off a small town called Kevadia (3.5 km from the actual site).

Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary by Train
By Train

Vadodara lies on the busy Mumbai-Delhi Western Railway Mainline and is well connected by premium trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani.

Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary by Flight
By Air

Vadodara airport is nearest(90KMs) airport which is well connected

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