A day’s visit to Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary:
You might want to take a break from the hussle and bussle of the city. Its time you consider hanging around some nearby places and venture the nature’s serene beauty.
The Rampara Wildlife Sancuatry is one of the ideal places to soothe your mind and spend a Sunday in nature’s lap. If you are a keen nature lover, a hiker or into some natural photography, then this place is surely going to be your Sunday eye candy!
For all the obsessed kitchen lovers out there, you can consider carrying your own picnic basket filled with yummy sandwiches, packets of chips, cakes and cola.
Established in 1988, Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary received its ‘reserve’ forest status in the year 1983. The place was originally a shooting reserve that belonged to the former princely state of Wankaner in central Saurashta.
Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary situated at a distance of less than 50 km from the city of Rajkot, is a permanent abode for a huge variety of flora and fauna including reptiles, mammals and birds
You can start your day by having a sumptuous breakfast at one of the local joints in the city. Give your tongue a little breakfast treat by enjoying some roadside omelettes, idlis, Maggie and chai before heading out for the day. If you plan to walk out a little late, than a Sunday brunch could also be a great idea.
Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary is an ideal spot for wildlife enthusiasts. It is a place amidst greenery and a home to some mystifying creatures. It is one of the most famous adventure tourist destinations across Saurashtra.
The Sanctuary hosts an elevated Watch-Tower that offers a picturesque view to eager visitors. The Tar road connects the main gate of the Sanctuary to the interiors. One could see two streams with gushing water and quenching the thirst of the water-scarce land in the sanctuary.
The Sanctuary remains open from 7am to 7 pm.
Places of interest around Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary:
Palaces of Wankaner & Morbi
Marine National Park and Khijadia Sanctuary - 100 km. away
How to reach here:
By Air: Rajkot (47 kms), Ahmedabad (270 kms)
By Bus or Train: Nearest bus/railway stations is at Wankaner (15 kms) or Sidhpur
Best Time to Visit:
Post Monsoon to Mid-Winter (September – January)
A long day excursion visit could leave you hungry. A sumptuous dinner would simply be a best idea to rejuvenate yourself. If you don’t mind to spend a little extra, then the ‘Choki Dhani Restaurant’ would surely make your day. With a relaxing garden circling the restaurant, it offers both a good ambience and a playtime for kids. The restaurant offers everything that you could ever desire on your platter. You can choose from the widest possible latitude of choices for one of the most exotic delicacies.
The restaurant serves Gujarati, Rajasthani and Kathiawar delicacies. They also serve Punjabi platters with a tinge of Mughlai zayka. The huge place is an open restaurant that serves ethnic ‘thali’. The place also has an air-conditioned restaurant to sit and disco for recreation. There are frivolous and camel rides for children The place hosts a large number of activities like classical Rajasthan, swimming, live music Programme and more. You could easily spend more than a couple of hours here without getting bored. Besides delicious food, ‘Choki Dhani’ offers a lot more to keep you entertained!