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  • Located in Chandrapur District of Maharashtra.

  • Total area covered by the sanctuary is approximately 105 sq. km.

  • Main attraction here is the Himalkasa Lok Biradari Project inside the sanctuary.

  • Ideal season to visit this wildlife haven – from February to May or June.

Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra - Welcome!

The Vidarbha region comprises of a district named Chandrapur, and at the heart of this district lays the Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary. Spanning a total area of approximately 105 sq. km, this is the most famous attraction of the Chandrapur district. Most of the sanctuary land is covered with thick forest, with a major part covered by woods and a little by green pastures. The entire area of the wildlife sanctuary is protected by high fencing and gates to ensure safety to the inhabitants. Inside the circumference of the sanctuary itself, one can find wetlands that have been bestowed by the Parlkota and the Pamalgautam rivers that make their way through the forest itself.

The fauna :

The Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary is popular for the diversity and the assortment of animals that it possesses. Most of these animals are rare as well as endangered. Hence, it becomes a task of great responsibility for the volunteers here to take care of these gems of the Indian wildlife in Maharashtra. The species sheltered here, greatly in danger of extinction, are the Leopard, Wild Boar, Jungle Fowl, and the Sloth Bear. Other animals like the Barking Deer, Hares, the Blue Bulls, Peacocks, Flying Squirrels and the Mongoose also serve as a decent variety of wildlife fauna in the Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary.

The flora :

The sanctuary, as describes, is mostly covered in forest area. This forest by and large consists of trees that are of moist deciduous kind. The vegetation here is evergreen and apart from the typical trees, there are grassy green beds that perennially grow along the Nalas and Rivers that flow their ways through the forest. Main species of trees in the wildlife flora of the Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary are Behada, Ain, Bija, Arjun, Bel, Hirda, Shishamtendu, Kusum, Jamun, Haldu, Mango, Bamboo, and Kadam. Some shrubs and smaller plant species found mainly in the sanctuary include Gokhru, Neel, Tarota, Kuda, Tarwad, Kudgudi, etc., while the grass types consist of names like Mussam, Khus, Gawat, Chir and Kusal.

Stays :

One can make a stay in the proximities of the sanctuary, as there are a few guest houses. Camping inside the sanctuary forest is prohibited. Also, the Deputy Conservator of Forest in the sanctuary may make arrangements of a couple of night stays, against appropriate payment, for a group of people in the rest house inside sanctuary premises on prior intimation or notice.

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