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18 Attractions to Explore Near Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary
Jessore Sloth Bear SanctuarySH 54, Banaskantha District, Iqbalgadh, Gujarat 385505, India

Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary is situated in the Banaskantha district, 45 kms. from Palanpur. Declared as Wildlife Sanctuary in May 1978, this 180.66 sq.km. forest tract of Jessore hill and adjoining areas is endowed with several rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. The forests of the sanctuary play an important role in the conservation of the depleting Aravali ecosystem. This area act as a buffer and separates the desert ecosystem from the dry deciduous type of ecosystem.

Nearby Attractions

Balaram Palace
Balaram Palace 16.15 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Balaram Palace is a palace situated on the bank of the Balram river. It is now converted into a hotel. Palace was built during 1922 to 1936 by Sir Tale Muhammad Khan, 29th Nawab of Palanpur state.

Balaram Mahadev Temple
Balaram Mahadev Temple16.31 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

The sacred temple of Balram Mahadev is situated about 12 kms from the district head quater palanpur. The palaces of the Nawab and Hindu Temples are also worth seeing. Balaram Mahadev Temple situated in right hand turn about 10-15 KM from Palanpur towards Abu road, and this place is just 1-2 km away from there. The Shiva temple is said to be 5000 years old of the Mahabharata times. It is said that Pandavas also have visited this place and have stayed here for some time.

Kirti Stambh Palanpur
Kirti Stambh Palanpur28.04 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Kirti Stambh, a tall pillar constructed near the railway station in 1918 by Nawab Shri Taley Mohammed Khan to commemorate the gallantry of Shri Sher Mohammed Khan. it is a sturdy symbol of the city's glory, and provides a record of Palanpur's evolution, with the list of the rulers of Jhalore and Palanpur being engraved on it. The Kirti Stambh was inaugurated by the great General Sir Gangasinghji, the Maharaja of Bikaner.

Ambaji
Ambaji36.93 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

This is a census town in the Banaskantha district. It is known for its historical and mythological connections with sites of cultural heritage. Ambaji is an important temple town with millions of devotees visiting the Ambaji temple every year. It is one of the 51 Shakti peethas.

Sundha Mata Temple
Sundha Mata Temple48.37 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

This is a nearly 900-year-old temple of Mother goddess Chamunda situated on a hilltop called Sundha.

Mirpur Jain Shwetamber Tirth
Mirpur Jain Shwetamber Tirth49.99 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Built in the 9th century AD during the reign of Rajputs. This is one of the oldest marble monument in Rajasthan.

Taranga Jain Tirth
Taranga Jain Tirth56.37 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

A Jain pilgrimage center located in the Mehsana district of Gujarat. with two compounds of Jain temples that are important examples of the Māru-Gurjara style of architecture. The oldest Jain temple was constructed in 1161 by the Chaulukya king Kumarapala. The place was historically associated with Buddhism and monuments dated to the 4th-8th century are also found here.

Dharoi Dam
Dharoi Dam58.28 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Dharoi dam is a gravity dam in the Sabarmathi river constructed in 1978. the dam is meant for irrigation, power generation and flood control.

Gadhada Shamalaji Mandir
Gadhada Shamalaji Mandir61.05 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

This is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple was established in the 11th century and it represents the Chalukya style of architecture located on the banks of Meshvo river.

Brahmaji Temple
Brahmaji Temple69.77 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

This is an ancient temple built in 1060 AD. connected with the mythological history and has been a pilgrim site for centuries. The architectural beauty of the Sabarkantha district.

Sahastra Ling Lake
Sahastra Ling Lake73.88 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Sahastra Ling Lake is a medieval artificial water tank in Patan district which was commisioned during thee Chalukya period. But now it is empty and in a ruined state. It is a Monument of National Importance protected by Archaeological Survey of India

Rani Ki Vav
Rani Ki Vav74.01 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Rani Ki Vav is a stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat state of India. It is located on the banks of the Saraswati river. Its construction is attributed to Udayamati, daughter of Khengara of Saurashtra, queen of the 11th-century Chaulukya dynasty and spouse of Bhima I. Silted over, it was rediscovered in the 1940s and restored in 1980s by the Archaeological Survey of India. It has been listed as one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites since 2014.

 Jasmalnathji Mahadev Temple
Jasmalnathji Mahadev Temple80.33 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

is an ancient temple located at Asoda village in Vijapur Taluka. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. The temple is Monument of National Importance protected and maintained by the Archeological Survey of India. The temple is believed to have been built in the 10th century. It consists of a sanctum; mandapa and Torana, a porch.

RajMahal Palace
RajMahal Palace90.58 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

The Rajmahal Palace was built in the 19 th century by HH Bal Sinhji and was earlier called Bal Vilas Palace. It is located in 13-14 acres of park-like grounds with tennis courts, lily ponds, fountains, outhouses and cricket pitches. The centerpiece is a beautiful pillared courtyard with marble statues. There is a marvelously appointed Darbarhall with painted ceilings, king-sized portraits, and a throne. There are beautifully restored vintage cars and a library of automobile books.

POLO FOREST
POLO FOREST91.70 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Polo forest is a dry mixed deciduous forest near Abhapur village in Vijaynagar Taluka. It is located at the foothills of the Aravalli hills and on the banks of the perennial Harnav river, spread over the area of 400 sq. km. After the monsoon, between September and December, the forest becomes lush. There are more than 450 species of medicinal plants, around 275 of birds, 30 of mammals, and 32 of reptiles. There are bears, leopards, hyenas, waterfowl, raptors, passerines, and flying squirrels.

Polo Forest
Polo Forest91.72 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Also known as Vijaynagar forest is a dry mixed deciduous forest near Abhapur village in Sabarkantha district. There are more than 450 species of medicinal plants, around 275 of birds, 30 of mammals, and 32 of reptiles. There are bears, leopards, hyenas, waterfowl, raptors, passerines, and flying squirrels. During winter, The forest attracts migratory birds during winter and wetland birds during monsoon. The forest has ruins of several 15th-century Hindu and Jain temples such as Sharneshwar Shiva

Polo Jain Temple Ruins
Polo Jain Temple Ruins91.83 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

This is located in the Anand district of Gujarat. has ruins of several 15th-century Hindu and Jain temples such as Sharneshwar Shiva temple, Sadevant Savlinga na Dera, Surya Mandir and Lakhena na Dera. These temples are restored and managed by the state archaeology department.

Modhera Surya Mandir
Modhera Surya Mandir99.88 KMs away from Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary

It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati. It was built after 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chalukyas dynasty. No worship is offered now and is a protected monument maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. The temple complex has three components: Gudhamandapa, the shrine hall; Sabhamandapa, the assembly hall and Kunda, the reservoir. The halls have intricately carved exterior and pillars. The reservoir has steps to reach the bottom and numerous small shrines.