Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary was founded in the year 1955. In earlier times, the place served as the favourite hunting ground of the Kings of Kota. In 2004, The Darrah National Park was established by integrating the Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary, Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary and the Jaswanth Sagar Wild life sanctuary. This Sanctuary is thickly forested and covers a hilly region lying in the south eastern border of Kota in Rajasthan. This Park is in the district of Sawai Madhopur and is over a hillock on the South Eastern Mukundarah hill ranges.
The park was home to a number of rhinos, deer, and tigers in earlier days. At present, the sanctuary provides habitat to various species of animals including deer, sloth bears, wolves, antelopes, leopards, and nilgai. Wolves and antelopes can be spotted here in large numbers.
There are entry charges and the fee is Rs.20 for Indian nationals and Rs.100 for foreigners. The sanctuary visiting time is from 10 am to 5 pm and a permit has to be obtained from the local forest ranger to visit the Park. Permits are also available with the District Forest Officer and the Tourist Reception centre at Kota.
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