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Timings : 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : Indian Nationals: INR 10
Students: INR 2
Foreign Nationals: INR 80
Car Entry: INR 65 
Two Wheelers: INR 10
Buses: INR 100

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Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary, Chittorgarh Overview

Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, barely 5 kilometres away from the Bassi Fort Palace and is an important natural reserve of the state. The sanctuary expands over an area of 150 square kilometres on the west border of the Vindhyachal Mountain Ranges and many water channels and lakes that are essential for the vegetation. It is home to a variety of flora and fauna in the region. The forest is dry deciduous and has trees like the Dhok, Churel, Butea along with a variety of medicinal herbs and flowering plants. Tourists can go on a jeep safari arranged by the forest officials. These safaris have a guide accompanying the visitors who can provide more information about the sanctuary. Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary is often visited by nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts to study animals and birds in their natural habitat.

This wildlife haven was declared as a wildlife reserve in 1988 by the Government of India and has been open to the public ever since. The sanctuary is home to animals like Jackals, Hyenas, Cheetah and other wild cats, Wild Boar, Porcupine, Langur, Four Horned Antelopes, etc. Birdwatchers can spot and observe several birds like the Peacocks, Pigeons, Peafowls, Saras Cranes, Blue Bull, Lesser Whistling Duck, Cuckoo, Hawks, Eagles, Storks, etc. The sanctuary, therefore, is a famous location for wildlife photography that attracts photographers from all over the world.

Tourists can also explore the Bassi and Orai Dams which are located near the sanctuary. The dam reservoirs are frequently visited by animals for drinking water. The Department of Forest doesn't allow camping in the region, however, there are no restrictions on photography. It is always advisable to read and follow the safari guidelines for safety reasons and not stroll unaccompanied in the regions traversed by carnivorous animals. The ones wanting to get closer to nature for a rejuvenating experience will find Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary a perfect escape.

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How To Reach Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary

Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary is easily accessible by road from any part of Chittorgarh. Tourists can take a bus ride or rent taxis or drive private vehicles to reach the sanctuary via NH 27 - Bhilwara Road. The sanctuary is located at a short distance of 5 kilometres from Bassi Fort.

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