The bio diversity rich state of Chhattisgarh is an apt destination for any wildlife enthusiasts. The hilly terrain, dense forest, grasslands and rivers perfectly support the wildlife population of the region. The Government of Chhattisgarh is trying its best to preserve the natural surroundings of these wildlife reserves and Parks in Chattisgarh to strike a healthy ecological system. Wildlife in Chhattisgarh provides you ample scope to study these predators in their natural surrounding in perfect sync with nature. Guru Ghasidas National Park is marked as one of the most unique of all the protected areas in Chhattisgarh. If you are considering a Tour to Chhattisgarh try to include this park in your travel itinerary.
Guru Ghasidas National Park is actually a part of the former Sanjay National Park. This separate park was formed when Chhattisgarh was bifurcated from Madhya Pradesh and formed a state in itself. 60% of the park is located in the Koriya district of Chhattisgarh. It is named after the reformist hero of the place Guru Ghasidas.
Flora and Fauna: The vegetation of Guru Ghasidas National Park consist mainly of mixed deciduous forest with teak, sal and bamboo trees. The diverse vegetation of the region consists of a wide variety of mammal population. Tigers, Leopards, Chital, Nilgai, Chinkara, Jackals, Sambar, Four-horned Antelopes, Jungle Cat, Barking Deer, Porcupine, Monkey, Bison, Striped Hyena, Sloth Bear, Wild Dogs are some of the common species found in this region. It is also an ideal place to watch migratory birds.
Major Wildlife Attractions: Major Wildlife of the Guru Ghasidas National Park are Tigers, Leopards, Chital, Nilgai, Chinkara, Jackals, Sambar, Four-horned Antelopes, Jungle Cat, Barking Deer, Porcupine, Monkey, Bison, Striped Hyena, Sloth Bear, Wild Dogs are some of the common species found in this region. It is also an ideal place to watch migratory birds.
Best Time to Visit: The period from November to June is ideal to visit the Sanctuary.
How to Get there:
Road: The sanctuary is well connected by road to major places.
General Info / Tips:
Summers are very hot.
Forest Rest House Sonhat, Ramgarh, Kotadol, Janakpur available for staying.
Baikhuntpur (05 Kms.)
Tigers, Leopards, Chital