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Bhensrod Garh Sanctuary

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Bhensrod Garh Sanctuary is located in Chittorgarh District of Rajasthan in India. The Bhensrod Garh sanctuary is situated around 55 km west of Kota and covers a total area of 229 sq km of scrub and dry deciduous forest. Bhensrod Garh is one of the latest additions in the list of Wildlife Parks or Sanctuaries as protected home to variety of rare as well as endangered animal and bird species. It was established as a sanctuary in the year 1983. A number of invaluable archaeological remains have been excavated from here and can also be seen in the Bhensrod Garh Sanctuary.

The Bhensrod Garh Sanctuary shelters rare sloth bear, leopard, hyena, jackal, fox, spotted deer and birds in its open degraded forest areas with rocky outcrops adjoining towns, villages and Bhensrod Garh Fort.
Bhensrod Garh Fort lies on the right bank of the Chambal River at a distance of around 50 Km from Kota. The fort is set amidst scenic surroundings and a village lies within the fort. Bhainsrodhgarh has a 14th century fort which was never besieged by an enemy force. Perched on a ridge overlooking the Chambal River, it is still occupied by the descendents of a feudal family. A prior permission is needed to visit the fort. An ancient temple of Gaipar Nath Mahadev on the way is an idyllic picnic spot is also worth a visit.
The best time to visit the Bhensrod Garh Sanctuary is September to May.

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