The Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary is a compact woodland located at a distance
of 47 kms from Rajkot airport. The best time to visit the sanctuary is
from post monsoon to mid winter (September/ October to January).
This area was acquired by the government in 1975, declared as a reserve
forest in 1983 and notified as a Sanctuary in 1988. The area was managed
as a 'vidi' i.e grassland and it was capable of producing 4 lakh kg of
grass annually. The woodland is spread over an area of 1501 ha and the
terrain is plain in the middle with hillocks at the periphery and an undulating
terrain in between. Two streams drain the watershed of the Machhu river
which is an important river of Saurashtra.
The sanctuary is home to 280 species of plants, 130 species of birds,
20 species of mammals, 20 species of reptiles and several species of amphibians
and invertebrates. The major wildlife species found here are Nilgai (bluebull),
Chinkara, Wolf and Fox.
The nearest bus station around is Wankaner (15kms) and the nearest railway
station is Sidhpur(7km).