It is located in the most rugged region of the Aravalli hills in Pali, Rajsamand and Udaipur districts of Rajasthan. It takes name after the impressive historic fort of Kumbhalgarh, which come into view over the park. It is spread over 578 square kilometers area at an altitude of 500 to 1,300 meters above sea level. It is home to a large variety of wildlife, some of which are highly endangered species. The wild life includes wolf, leopards, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, ‘sambhar’, ‘nilgai’, ‘chausingha’ (the four horned antelope), ‘chinkara’ and hare.
The bird life at Kumbhalgarh is also gratifying. The normally shy and un-trusted grey jungle fowl can be spotted here. Peacocks and doves can be sighted regularly feeding on grains scattered by the jungle guards. Birds like the red spur owls, parakeets, golden oriole, grey pigeons, bulbul, dove and white breasted kingfisher can also be seen near the water holes.
Kumbhalgarh’s natural beauty is attracting many tourists and especially for its accessibility from Udaipur, which is only 100 kilometers from here. Foot tracking and horse safari organized by local tour operators are proving to be very popular. A typical safari route enters the sanctuary from the Kumbhalgarh Fort and while cutting across the sanctuary it reaches Ghanerao, and then borders an old abandoned road. On this road, one can sight ‘chinkaras’, ‘neelgais’, four horned antelope and many birds.