About The Location: A former shooting reserve owned by the erstwhile princely state of Wankaner, Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary is today a full-fledged ‘Reserve Forest’. The area is marked with fringes of hillocks around the bordering periphery of the arid shrubby plain land district with grass.
The grassland interspersed with woods is the natural habitat of the big antelope. These animals roam as groups or solo, with their stunning slender body and thick coat of short fur. These are vivacious animals that like to gallop around and remain playful with their acrobatic jumps and graceful leaps. Wolf, jackal, hyena, and the common fox form the major mammal community other than the antelope. During the winter months a leisurely safari through the area can put you face to face with bluebull staring at you in inquisitive wonder.
Over 130 species of birds are found in Rampara. These include partridge, common peafowl, ring dove, large grey babbler, purple sunbird, yellow throated sparrow, which are indigenous varieties of birds inhabiting this area. Bird watchers will get delightfully more than what they bargained for from Rampara.
Look out for: Partridge, Ring Dove, Large Grey Babbler, Purple Sunbird and Yellow Throated Sparrow.
Be one of few to record: Lesser Florican.
By Road Junagadh is accessible by ST and Private buses from other cities of Gujarat.
By Train Two express trains run on the Ahmedabad-Veraval line.
By Air The closest airport to Junagadh is Rajkot (56 km).