Adding to the list of important destinations to visit during Rajasthan sightseeing tours, the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a magnificent forest that covers an area of five hundred and seventy eight square kilometre located in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. The forest takes its name from the majestic fort of Kumbhalgarh located in the periphery of this jungle.
This wildlife sanctuary is the home to several species of flora and fauna of which many of them are highly endangered. The wildlife attractions of this jungle include wolf, leopards, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, sambhar, nilgai, chausingha (the four horned antelope), chinkara and hare along with some commonly found bird species such as grey jungle fowl, red spur owls, peacocks, Parakeets, golden Oriole, grey Pigeons, Bulbul, Dove and white breasted kingfisher.
But what makes the jungle more famous amongst the tourists is the fact that unlike most of the wildlife sanctuaries in India, foot tracking and horse safaris are available here, which makes the safari even more adventurous. In the recent times this forest has been much in news as the Supreme Court of India had passed a judgment favouring the relocation of a number of ions in this sanctuary in order to increase their total population.