BHAMRAGARH WILDLIFE SANCTUARY (Chandrapur – Maharashtra – India)


 Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected Nature reserve located at a distance of 182 kms from Chandrapur city, Maharashtra. The sanctuary is under the forest department of India.

The Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a well-known tourist destination. It is spread over 104 sq. km, it is a habitat for a wide number of species. The sanctuary is known for its fauna and flora. The sanctuary has a dense forest with small patches of grasslands found here and there. Parlkota River and Pamalgautam River are the only two rivers that flow through the sanctuary and it's the lifeline of the inhabitants. Animals like leopards, black buck, blue bulls, jungle fowls, barking deer, mongoose, wild boar, peacock, flying squirrel and sloth bear can be found here. The forest comprises mostly of deciduous forest, some other trees like Mango, Arjun, Bel, Jamun, Hirda, Shishamtendu, Bamboo, Kadam and many others. There are wide variety of shrubs and herbs that can be found here.

The sanctuary is home for few local tribes like Gond and Madia, they completely depend on the forest for their day to day needs and often do not communicate with outsiders as they consider it to be a threat to their tribe or belief. The forest here is quite majestic, the lush green forest and the cool weather makes it an ideal destination to relax away from the city hustle and bustle. Lots of efforts have been made to develop the tribal people and educate them so as to improve their standard of living. The wildlife sanctuary can be visited throughout the year; however, it is preferred to visit from February to May. During this time, it is easier to spot animals and birds.

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