Mewar Biodiversity Park-Amberi , Udaipur 

Udaipur has the distinction of having both a Biological Park at Sajjangarh and a Biodiversity Park on Nathdwara – Udaipur NH 8 in the deeply forested Amberi area. Spread over 16.5 ha the Amberi  Park showcases the rich biodiversity of the region that is the part of the Aravali range. The height of these hills ranges in the North-East part increases to 1200 m 3937 feet from MSL and then decreases in the North East and southwest part. The slope of the mountain ranges from gentle to steep. Most of the soil is formed with Aravalli metamorphic Alluvial deposits. Most of the ridges are in the form of projected rocks and their upper parts are very steep on which is found Skeletal soil that is shallow.  From the middle to some other places it is an extremely decaying condition.
The area is ideal from the point of view of biodiversity due to its slope, height, soil,  humidity, and geoscientific factors. The rich biodiversity includes 63 species of trees, 33 types of shrubs, 37 kinds of creepers, 117 varieties of under shrubs and herbs, 38 species of grasses, 3 types of parasites, 2 species of a pteridophyte, and 1 variety of bamboo. In large numbers are found Chandan Gugal,  Karaya, etc that are rare species. Also can be seen here 300 to 400-year-old Mango, Mahua Bargad trees.
In addition to this, due to its congenial conditions, the park is home to several species of birds129, mammals  17, reptiles 17, amphibians 6. One can also see here Neelgai, Jarakh,  jackals, etc. As also lizards, snakes, spiders, etc.  Some leopards can also be wandering in the park. In this way, the place provides an attractive site for bioscientists,  students, researchers, bird lovers, nature lovers, and environmentalists.

mewar biodiversity park
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The park has a wall fencing, a system for the preservation of water and soil, proper roads, viewpoints for watching the verdant hills and the pass,  eco- trails, and a cafeteria.  There are attractive signages at proper places that provide information about the vegetation. For tourist, there are basic facilities like the interpretation centers and displays of biodiversity.
Some other attractions include swings etc for the entertainment of children horse riding, ground obstacle, tree walk, valley crossing 375 m long zip line the second largest in Rajasthan. The visitor’s romance begins as he enters the nature hub. On the path to the ancient one has to be cautious as there are deadly snakes here. A little further is the rest house and a point where panthers come for drinking water. Grooves of different kinds viz orchid grooves, tuber grooves,  endemic grooves,  cactus grooves,  bushes grooves, and  Rudra groups have been developed. So also climbers and arboretum,  butterfly home, bird view, frog pits, etc have also been developed.  Amidst the dense forest and smell of sandal trees, the visitor is able to watch dancing peacocks and groups of frolicking monkeys. For the night stay of tourists,  there is the provision of tents.
In Amberi  area exist Purohiton Ka Talab was built during the time of Mewar state and is full throughout the year. It is home to a large species of birds especially migratory ones during winter. The pollution-free, serene, and natural ambience attracts a lot of visitors.
The old Chirwa valley road that was deserted due to the construction of twin tunnels has been developed as another tourist spot near Amberi Park . The 4 km long road has now over 400 species of hybrid flowers along with it . Also available are the Hill cycles with broad tyres and gears. A 1.8 km long nature trail joins the valley to Amberi Park. There are streams, check dams, and contour trenches in the valley. As also for nature viewpoints named Vaya,  Gauriaya, Maina, and Gorilla in the form of round open huts. An interpretation center with photographs and models provides information about the valley. For the entertainment of children, there is the Children Park and cafeteria for visitors. The ancient gate built-in 1620 where passenger tax was collected during the state times reminds one of the battles between Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and erstwhile  Maharana Raj Singh. The paintings of wild animals on the walls of the valley and cement figures are some other attractions.
mewar biodiversity park
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To make the site even more attractive a 25 feet high idol of Lord Shiva is to be installed between the entry gate of the two tunnels from Kailashpuri. The white marble idol would be in meditation posture with the Trishul by His side. The Ganges coming out of his Jata would be in the form of a fountain. To make it visible at night there would be spotlights.
The park is a paradise for visitors and at the same time source of income for the local community.

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