Narnala Wildlife Sanctuary

Narnala Sanctuary is a communication of Gawilgarh range of satpuda hills as a corridor between the Melghat Sanctuary and Wan Sanctuary. In fact, it acts as a gateway of Melghat from the southern side. The hill of Narnala situated at about 1000meter above MSL, the Narnala for consists of 3 separate forts of Jaffrabad in the East, Narnala in the centre and Telyagarh in the west. The fort covers 392 acers of land with a wall permeter of 24 miles(36Kms). It is said to have 22 gates and 36 buruj towers or bastations. This area has an excellent rain water harvesting and drainage system built on the fort plateau with is worth admiration. A total of 22 large tank and numerous smaller tanks are connected in such a manner that the overflow of water from tanks situated at a higher elevation goes into tanks at lower elevation and so on, thus ensuring that no drop of rainwater is allowed to go waste. The area is having valuable endemic species like sandal and Medicinal Plants like Safed Musli, Shatawari. Most of the major mammals which are sighted in Narnala include Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Chital etc. the bird life is also very rich with a large number of migratory waterfowl seen in the perennial water bodies situated on the Narnala plateau. A large number if raptors are also seen on the crags and cliffs.


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