The Phulwari Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the banks of Sabarmati River in the middle of the Aravalli Hill Range in Udaipur district of Rajasthan around 123 km southwest of Udaipur.
Sabarmati River is known to be in Ahmedabad, Gujarat but very few people know that it originates from Dhebar Lake in Aravalli Range in Udaipur, Rajasthan. However, only the 20% of the total 21674 km square area of the basin of the Sabarmati lies in Rajasthan. The Sanctuary is 140 km away from Ahmedabad.
The river divides the sanctuary in two equal halves with 11 forest blocks and many villages surrounding it. The sanctuary covers the area of 492.68 square kilometers.
Being on the bank of the river, the sanctuary is a host of various water dependent faunas and is rich in floral diversity which is why it was named as Phulwari, i.e. the abode of flowers. The sanctuary has various species of Lianas, Climbers, Tuberous plants and Orchids due to its fertile soil. It also includes numerous Fungi, Algae and medicinal plants.
The area which was used to be the hunting ground for the rulers of Bhomat was declared to be a sanctuary in 1983 for its vast biodiversity which include reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Other known wildlife species that can be found in the sanctuary are Wild Boar, Leopard, Fresh water Crocodiles and Sloth Bear along with many other species of birds.
The Phulwari Wildlife Sanctuary has a rich growth of Bamboo in its tropical dry transient forests. It also houses the tribes of Meena, Garasiya and Kathodia in rudimentary conditions.The ideal time period to visit the Sanctuary is from September to May. There are some nearby places around this sanctuary like Peace Park, Nakki Lake, and Guru Shikar which can be visited alongside the Sanctuary.