Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary
Flora and fauna
The Sanctuary is open throughout the year.
With a varied terrain of wooded hills – the forest being dry, mixed and deciduous- and flat grasslands around Gandhi sagar dam submergence, it offers abundant opportunities of sighting a variety of wildlife.
The Predominant wild animal species that inhabits the Sanctuary are the deer, of which the most easily sighted are chinkara or Indian gazelle, nilgai, sambar, leopard,common langur, wild dog, peacock, otter, crocodile etc.
A fair is organized here on the occasion of Tejaji dashami, tenth day of the month of Bhadra Hindu month to mark the birth of Tejaji. Very near to this temple is the site of Bhadkaji (hindi:भड़काजी) rock paintings of period about 1400 years old.
Its coordinates are Latitude 25°30' N and Longitude 65°31' E.
There are many artistic sculptures of various periods in this fort.
The shrine in question stands on a most romantic spot from village Navali situated on the table land at the foot of which Bhanpura lies.
This place is very important from natural and scenic beauty.
James Tod had visited this place in 1821 and was amazed to see its scenic beauty.
Illustrated oil paintings are also found around Bhanpura.
At the museum, art from the Gupta era (4th-5th century) to the time of Pratiharas and Parmaras is depicted, and well-sculpted portraits of Uma-Maheshwar, Kartikeya, Vishnu, Gavoi and Nandi are displayed.
Dharmrajeshwar and Dhamnar caves
Dharmrajeshwar (Hindi: धर्मराजेश्वर), an ancient Buddhist and Hindu cave temple site of 4th-5th Century in Mandsaur, is situated in Garoth tahsil of Mandsaur district at a distance of 4 km from Chandwasa town on periphery of Gandhisagar. It is 106 km from Mandsaur city and about 22 km from nearest railway station Shamgarh . Its original name is Dhamnār (धमनार).
How to reach
- Road - One can reach Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary by road from Madhya Pradesh towns Mandsaur (135 km) and Nimach (100 km) or from Rajasthan city Kota, ::RajasthanKota (100 km).
- Rail - Nearest rail heads are Bhawanimandi (53 km), Jhalawar (53 km) and Shamgarh (85 km).
- Air - Nearest Aerodrome is Udaipur in Rajasthan at a distance of 220 km.