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Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary



S hoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Narmada district of Gujarat.This sanctuary has vast, undulating terrain, ever-pervading greenery, somberly silent rocks, gentle youthful streams, majestic waterfalls, breathtaking landscapes, culminating at the congregation of Vindhyan-Satpura hill ranges.

This forest is one of the best and thickest in the state, is spread over an area, which includes a major watershed feeding two major reservoirs with the Rajpipla hills as backdrop.

The sanctuary derives its name "Shoolpaneshwar" from a historic temple of Lord Shiva, which once existed in this region on the banks of river Narmada. The temple is now submerged due to the Sardar Sarovar Reservoir.


Stay-

Many govt and non govt places reseorts and ashram at Kevadia colony or garudeshwar nearby or rajpipla 25 kms away west.

Take permission from forest dept these are the tel numbners or at the gate will do ..


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How to Reach at Shoolpaneshwar?

Drive 90 kms south east from Vadodara to Narmada Dam kevadia colony then cross over to the south bank via the Gora colony open bridge low over the ''now Nothing''- flow of river narmada post the Sardara sarovar dam across it here.On right hand one sees the newly made re instated age old Shoolpaneshwar Shiva temple area developed after 19992 when the original temple enroute Narmada Pradakshina went under the reservoir.The old temple area of the river was unique for whirl pools where new round stones we enshrine as Shiva lingas were formed and revered all across the vast land as divine source of the symbolic GOD.Go ahead to left hand side road few kms and ask for the new gate of Shoolpaneshwar sanctuary on the left hand turn of this tribal area route.At the gate one pays his dues to the forests and enter with a vehicle on anon tarred winter road.In Monsoons all hell would break loose as we cross numerous rivers cris crosing the ''road''.Gheer Khadi is the water flow small river that joins narmada .