Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary located on the outskirts of Bharuch
stretches over an area of 608sq. kms. Earlier known as Dhumkal Sanctuary,
it was established with a view to protect the Sloth Bear. The sanctuary
is a peaceful abode for a large variety of birds and animals. Leopards,
wild sloth bears, hyena, panther, sambar, four-horned antelope, wild dogs
are some of the fauna's protected here. Crocodiles and otters have been
sighted along the river. Best season for visiting the sanctuary is from
October to March.