The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is a must watch attraction for anyone travelling to the hill station. The sanctuary lies in the Aravalli mountain range and is situated on a plateau which is about 19 km long and 5-8 km wide. In 1960, it was declared as a wildlife sanctuary.
The place offers tourists with a variety of flora and fauna, making it a splendid treat for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is especially rich in floral varieties. It is home to more than 820 species of plants. A large variety of orchid flowers is found here, as well.
Besides surrounded by greenery, the sanctuary is also quite popular for its fauna. Wildlife lovers enjoy visiting this place to see a number of unique and endangered animal species. Earlier, lions and tigers were found in the hills, but now, the only feline predator found here is the leopard.
Nevertheless, the place is still house to other wild species, such as sambar deer, wild boar, bear, jackal, Indian fox, wolf, hyaena, small Indian civet and jungle cat.