Located 28 kms from Jammu, Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary is characterized by stunning locale and varied topography. The sanctuary derives its name from Nandini village. The region play hosts to a large number of rare and endangered species of mammals and birds. It supports 8 species of mammals and a wide variety of bird species. Much acclaim has been accorded to the Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary, famous for its diversity of wildlife and best known for wonderful species of pheasants.
Spread over an area of 34 sq. km, the sanctuary is rich in fauna and provides refuge to a wide variety of mammals. The main species are leopard, wild boar, rhesus monkey, bharal, grey langur etc.
Like the Overa wildlife sanctuary, the Nandini, too, is the natural habitat for a significant population of pheasants. Among the other avifauna Indian mynah, blue rock pigeon, peafowl, red jungle fowl, chir pheasants, chakor etc.
The nearest airport from Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary is in Jammu, which is 26 kms away. The nearest railhead is also Jammu which is 28 kms away.