Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary & Balaram

Jessore Sloth Bear sanctuary & Balaram is located on the way of Mount Abu from Ahmedabad. In between Palanpur and Abu. It’s around 180 km from Ahmedabad. It has a very scenic landscape

Jessore Route Map
Jessore Route Map

What to do or Places to visit in Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary & Balaram

Jessore is heaven for the trekking lover. If you love the Adventurous treks and climbing then this is heaven for you. Idar gadh and Jessore both have challenging treks and this is quite amazing. During this time you can visit the following places and do things.

  • Balaram Mandir Visit
  • Vishweshwar Mahadev Temple Visit
  • Kedarnath Mahdev Jungle Trek
  • Forest Rest House
  • River bath in Banas after monsoon (Sept-Oct)
  • Bird watching
  • Night stay in jungle (Prior permission required)

The best time to visit Jessore is After the monsoon. In August, September and October month when the river is filled with water and the mountain remain lush green. Winter is also a good time for Dry adventure trekking.

Most of the wildlife remains close from 15 July to 15 October. Jessore also remains closes during that time too. At this time you can visit Kedarnath Temple but can’t go to the main sanctuary area.

Schedule of One Day tour from Ahmedabad to Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary & Balaram

7 AM Pickup from your home (In Ahmedabad). In Summer we should start at 5 AM to avoid sun heat.

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Balaram Mandir and Dhar Mata Temple

Balaram temple and Dhar Mata Temple is very Natural Place and its few km away from Palanpur. Monsoon is the best time to visit this place but still, you can visit in a day or 2 days journey. Its located on the way to Palanpur – Ambaji Road. It has beautiful surroundings and landscapes.

Dhar Mata near jessore sloth bear sanctuary
Dhar Mata near jessore sloth bear sanctuary

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM Reach Sloth bear Sanctuary Resthouse and take a Lunch

Current status of Jessore sancutary as on 29 Aug 2021 – Due to Monsoon matting season trekking is not allowed. Still you can go there and do trek of the Kedarnath Mandir. Its also good.

Reach for lunch and take lunch and move towards the Sloth Bear Sanctuary. Take rest till 2:30 and explore the surrounding beauty and lake

Jessore Forest House
Jessore Forest House

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM trek to Kedarnath Temple

From the forest to Kedarnath Mahadev temple, it has a trek to reach there. It’s a few km walks in the mountain to reach Kedarnath Mahadev temple.

Jessore Kedarnath Temple
Jessore Kedarnath Temple

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Vishweshwar Mahadev & River Bath (river bath is only possible in between august to October month only)

Vishweshwar Mahadev is located outside the sanctuary and you can enjoy the bath in a shallow river. It has clean and calm water that makes your trip soothing.

Vishweshwar Mahadev Near Jessore
Vishweshwar Mahadev Near Jessore – Photo by Saiyam Patel

6:00 PM – Departure

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner

11 PM – Drop


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How to Manage Trip

We have checked the accessibility of this area. We have found the Organizer Over there NEER India who helps to arrange food and permissions of the forest. With help of them, we can arrange a 2 days trip to Forest rooms or Tents to this beautiful mountain. Here are the package charges. You can call us for 2 days trip as well.

1 – AC Car prices are as per below. Including – Your home to home transport (In Ahmedabad), Toll tax, Driver allowance and Parking

Xcent Car
(Max 4 Persons)
4,900 Rs

500 Rs Entry fees included

(Max 6 Persons)
5,900 Rs

500 Rs Entry Fee Included

Innova Crysta
(Max 8 Persons)
6,700 Rs

500 Rs Entry Fee Included

2 – Food & Other optional Charges

– DSLR Camera – 200 Rs/Camera
– Food charges are 200 Rs/Person per Local meal
– Trekking and Other Charges – (300 Rs/Person)
– Personal Trekking Guide for Individual family to Large group – 1,500 Rs
– Night stay charges – 500 Rs/Person (Food additional)

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