Bhensrod Garh Sanctuary is a fairly new sanctuary established in 1983 and covers a total area of 229 sq km of scrub and dry deciduous forest. The Bhensrod Garh sanctuary is located 55 km west of Kota and covers a total area of 229 sq km of scrub and dry deciduous forest. Bhensrod Garh is one of the new additions in the list of Wildlife Parks or Sanctuaries as protected home to variety of rare as well as endangered animal and bird species. It was setup as a sanctuary in the year 1983. A lot of invaluable archaeological remains have been excavated from here and can also be seen in the Bhensrod Garh Sanctuary. The Sanctuary shelters rare sloth bear, leopard, hyena, jackal, fox, spotted deer and birds in its open degraded forest areas with rocky outcrops adjoining towns, villages and Bhensrod Garh Fort.
Bhensrod Garh Fort is situated on the right bank of the Chambal River at a distance of around 50 Km from Kota. A village lies within the fort and the fort is set amidst scenic surroundings. Bhainsrod Garh has a 14th century fort which was never besieged by an enemy force. Perched on a ridge overlooking the Chambal River, it is still occupied by the descendents of a feudal family. A prior permission is needed to visit the fort. An ancient temple of Gaipar Nath Mahadev on the way is an idyllic picnic spot is also worth to visit.
Climate: Summers are quite hot (April-June) and winters are cool (October-February). This place experiences little rainfall between June and August.
How to reach
Air : The nearest airport offering international flights is at Jaipur (239 km away).
Road: The main bus station in Kota is located on Bundi Road near the eastern bank of the Chambal River. The district is well connected by roads with neighboring districts and with major cities outside the state. National highway No.12 (Jaipur—Jabalpur) passes through the district.
Train: Kota railway station is situated at the extreme northern end of the town. As Kota is on the main Delhi–Mumbai railway line via Sawai Madhopur, a number of trains pass through and stop here. The trip to Jaipur takes about 5 hours, while it takes 8 hours to reach Delhi from Kota.