One among the many beautiful nature parks in Saputara, Purna sanctuary is spread across a vast area of 160 km and has the thickest forest cover in Gujarat. A dense forest with thick bamboo brakes, it has Mahal – the main village at its centre. In South Gujarat, Purna Sanctuary and Vansda National park are the only protected forest areas. Prior permission has to be obtained to enter this sanctuary.
The sanctuary where wild animals like elephants, rhinoceros, sloth bears and wild bulls are said to have lived during the past is presently home to as many as 700 varieties of plant species.