Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve Center in Rajasthan

Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve Center in Rajasthan

Mukundra hills Tiger Reserve has now become the third tiger reserve of Rajasthan after Ranthambore and Sariska. Which has also been established as Darra Wildlife Sanctuary. Which is located in the southern part of Kota city of Rajasthan. In the past, it was used by the Maharaja of Kota as the Royal Hunting Ground. Mukundra Tiger Reserve is located at a distance of about 50 km from Kota. It is on the eastern bank of the Chambal River.

The Darra Wildlife Sanctuary got the status of a national park in 2004. Today it is name Mukandra Hills National Park. As well its total area is about 200 sq km. Mukundra Hills National Park has been formed by merging three wildlife sanctuaries, namely Darra Wildlife Sanctuary, Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaswant Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary.

This park got the approval of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) in the year 2013 and Rajasthan got the third Tiger Reserve Sanctuary. Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve, now it has become home to four tigers, which have been recently shifted from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and brought here. You can come to visit here with your family.

Thus you can book a bus or tempo traveller in Jaipur by Maharana cab and reach your destination.


Accordingly Map, The Mukundra Tiger Reserve (TR) is located near Kota, Rajasthan.

Mukundara Hills National Park is develop in the hilly region and is home to a wide variety of tree, plant and animal species. Besides it has grasslands in the middle and also dry deciduous trees. Tree species in the forests of Mukundara Hills National Park include Acacia, Anthocephalus, Atrocarpus heterophilus, Aegle Marmelos, Azadirachta indica, Bombax ceiba, Cassia fistula, Citrus aurantifolia, Delonix regia, Dalbergia sissoo, Phyllanthus regiosa, Ficus.

This park is situated between Mukundra and Gargola, two parallel mountain peaks of Aravali.

The four rivers Ramzan, Ahu, Kali and Chambal that flow in Rajasthan forms its boundary.

This national park is on the eastern bank of the Chambal River and its also tributaries flow touching its other boundary.

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Protected Area:

Mukundra Hills was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1955, a National Park (Mukundra Hills (Darra) National Park) in 2004 and a Tiger Reserve in 2013.

It is list as a Tiger Reserve (2013) under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972. Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve has become the third tiger reserve of Rajasthan, apart from Ranthambore and Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary Tiger Reserve.


In the past, it was the royal hunting ground for the Maharaja of Kota. where the Kota Maharaja used to go hunting. The Marathas, Rajputs and the British also used these forests to take refuge in times of war.

Combined Parks and Sanctuaries:

Mukundra Tiger Reserve comprises three wildlife sanctuaries Darra, Jawahar Sagar and Chambal and four major districts of Rajasthan. the name of the cities is Kota, Bundi, Chittorgarh and Jhalawar. therefore The forest of this reserve is very dense.

From Jaipur: If you really want to enjoy the Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve, the atmosphere, the fauna, and the hill you can enjoy, then you can also book a car rental service in Jaipur.

Chambal River:-

Chambal river originates from Janapav hill of Vindhyachal mountain (Indore, Madhya Pradesh). there it flows into Madhya Pradesh and enters Rajasthan from Chorasigarh in Chittorgarh in Rajasthan. it flows northwest from Dholpur and joins the Yamuna River in Etawah in Uttar Pradesh.

Furthermore, These ravines are also calling the refuge of bandits. Gharial breeding centre is a  developed area on Chambal river in Kota district.


Banas, Kali Sindh, Parvati, Bamni etc.

It is consider one of the most pollution-free rivers in India.


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