Located in northern part of Mahasamund district of Madhya Pradesh, Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its lush green vegetations and unique wildlife.

A home to diverse flora and fauna, Barnawapara wildlife Sanctuary established in 1976 under wildlife Protection Act, is a dream destination for many a nature Lover. For others too this place holds special attraction; a wide variety of animals and a splendid floral diversity distinguishes Barnawapara wildlife Sanctuary.

Stretching for 244.66 square kilometers this blissful landscape, consisting of even and undulating topography, have a regular drainage system to sustain the wildlife thriving there. Located in the Indo-Gangetic Monsoon Forest, Barnawapara wildlife Sanctuary has a perennial drainage system.

Flora and Fauna: The flora of Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary chiefly comprises of tropical dry deciduous forest with Teak, Sal, Bamboo and Terminalia being the prominent trees. Other major plants found in the sanctuary include Semal, Mahua, Ber and Tendu. The rich and lush vegetation cover supports a wide variety of wildlife in the sanctuary.

The major wildlife of the Barnawapara Sanctuary include Tigers, Sloth Bear, Flying Squirrels, Jackals, Four-horned Antelopes, Leopards, Chinkara, Black Buck, Jungle Cat, Barking Deer, Porcupine, Monkey, Bison, Striped Hyena, Wild Dogs, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Gaur, Muntjac, Wild Boar, Cobra, Python to name a few. The sanctuary also has a sizable bird population with prominent being the Parrots, Bulbul, White-rumped Vultures, Green Avadavat, Lesser Kestrels, Peafowl, Wood Peckers, Racket-tailed Drongos, Egrets, and Herons to name few. Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary tour promises to be an exciting and rewarding experience for all wildlife enthusiasts, bird lovers and nature lovers.

Major Wildlife Attractions: One of the prime attraction at Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Chattisgarh is the Tigers, Leopard, spotted dear, ChinkaraNilgiri, Sambars, Gaurs, Barking Deer, Chausingha,, Muntjac, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Dhole or the wild dog and the Jackel.

A varied species of birds found at the Gomarda Wildlife Sanctuary Madhya Pradesh. Some of the varieties are Wood Peacock, Jungle Fowls, Green Pigeon, Quails, Gray Partriges, Parrots and Storks. For those who have a lot of interest in birds it is one of the places to explore. Migratory birds also visit this place.

Best Time to Visit: The period from November to June is ideal to visit the Sanctuary.

How to Get there:
Air: Nearest airport from the sanctuary is Raipur (85 km).

Rail: Mahasamund Railway Station (60 km) is the nearest railhead from the Barnawapara Sanctuary.

Road: The place is easily approachable through the PWD forest road, which connects Barnawapara with Raipur via Patewa and with Pithora on NH 6.

General Info / Tips:
Climate in the Sanctuary is tropical and remains pleasant with the summer being a bit hot.

Location:
Madhya Pradesh, India

Nearest Access:
Mahasamund (60 Kms.)

Wildlife Found:
Tigers, Leopards, Gaur

Coverage Area:
245-sq-kms