Darrah Sanctuary Rajasthan
An erstwhile royal hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Kota, it is a thickly forested sanctuary lying along the southeastern border of Kota. This hilly sanctuary with thick forests is worth a visit.
The animals here include Wolf, Sloth Bear, Chinkara and Leopard. This sanctuary is stretched in the area of 250 sq Kms, almost 50 Kms from Kota. The best time to visit is between February and May.
Here there are spotted deers, Wild boars, Bears ,Sambhars , Leopards , Panthers and Antelopes.The sanctuary is sometimes closed during the monsoon (usually from early july to mid -september ).
You need to get permission to visit from the local forest ranger or contact the district forest office in Kota. The foreign tourist and local visitors visiting to Darrah wildlife sanctuary need to pay an entry fee.
Bhensrod Garh Sanctuary
Bhensrod Garh Sanctuary is located in Chittorgarh District in Rajasthan. The sanctuary is around 55 km west of Kota. Spread over 230 acres, the sanctuary shelters rare sloth bear, leopard, hyena, jackal, fox, spotted deer and birds. The best time to visit is September to May. Nearest airport and railhead are at Kota
A fairly new sanctuary, it was established in 1983 and covers a total area of 229 sq km of scrub and dry deciduous forest. Leopards, chinkara, sloth bear can be spotted here if one is lucky. The best time to visit is between October and May.