Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary


Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary in Jammu is spread across the vast and rich Himalayan terrain of 31 km. Just a few kilometres away from Jammu, this park houses uncommon wild life and extraordinary birds. The sanctuary area is home to 8 mammal species including Nilgai and Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Rhesus Monkey amongst others. It is also a home to 15 species of birds including Indian Mynah, Blue Rock Pigeon, Peafowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Jungle Crow, Golden Oriole, and White Cheeked Bulbul.

Tourist can set out for an exciting jeep safari in the dense forest and spot animals in their natural habitat. The place gives best photography opportunities to avid photographers. One can enjoy the real beauty of the sanctuary by trekking in the jungles of Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary. Tourists are advised to wear light clothes, carry raincoat and wear trekking shoes if visiting the sanctuary in summer and spring. Winters are chilly and hence tourists are advised to carry heavy woollens, water-proof windcheaters and winter trekking shoes along with them while going on forest excursions. For a fuller experience, one can stay in the huts built right in the middle of the sanctuary and make the trip full of adventure and fun.

Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary is well connected with civilization. One can easily reach the sanctuary without any difficulties. Jammu airport and railway station lies just 8 kilometres away from the sanctuary. For passes to visit the sanctuary one can contact Regional Wildlife Warden of Jammu.

Best time to visit

The best season to see mammals is from September to March and for bird viewing the time is from March to May.


Barking deer are also known as Kakad and it has been named after its call which bears striking resemblance to the bark of the dog. Barking deers are only found in India and nowhere else in the world.


The sanctuary remains open from morning to evening.

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