Located in Chattisgarh, this sanctuary is one of the perfect examples of the rich flora-fauna diversity which can be found in the state. Built in 1983, this sanctuary is located in the Bastar district of the state, and covers about 138.95 square kilometers of land waiting to be explored by nature-lovers. The sanctuary was established for the protection of one of the three kinds of buffaloes found in India, and apart from these beautiful animals, it has a wide variety of sights to offer to anyone who wants to delve into the lap of nature for a short holiday.

Travel Tips

The best time to visit Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is during the winters and the spring. The summers here are quite hot and sweltering, and it will make exploration uncomfortable. November-June are the recommended months to visit this place.

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Things to do

Bhairamgarh, like the rest of the state of Chattisgarh, offers brilliant biodiversity. Despite the constant onslaught on nature, and despite the growing dangers to the eco-system, the state as well as this Wildlife Sanctuary has managed to preserve most of its natural treasures. Rare plants and animals can be spotted within the grounds of Bhairamgarh, and the diversity of the vegetation here it itself is baffling and exciting for enthusiasts. The tropical climate here allows the growth of teak forests, bamboo brakes as well as dry tropical riverine forests. The growth here is generally known as a mixed deciduous one.

The wild buffaloes are found in abundance in Bhairamgarh. The conservation efforts to protect these animals have been successful so far. The other animals found in this region include hill hyenas, the Indian Gazelle, the chital, the nilgai, chinkara, jackals, striped hyenas and even wild boars. There have been a few sightings of tigers and leopards here as well.

There are a host of birds which can be found here during the right season. These are a real treat for bir-watchers. The birds include jungle fowls, woodpeckers, darters, green pigeons, parrots and stocks, amongst others. There are special provisions made for the migratory birds within the precincts of the sanctuary.

Long treks through this beautiful wildlife sanctuary are ideal for those who want to explore. There isn’t much tourist footfall here yet, thereby making it one of the best options for those who want to avoid the tourist crowd and have a relaxed holiday removed from the bustle of urban civilization. The Bhairambaba temple, after which the place is named, is also worth a visit in order to understand the local religion and cultural practices. Starting out early in the morning, and ending the tours by dusk, is an ideal option, since moving around the sanctuary in the dark is not very advisable.

Places to Stay

Since most of the places close to the sanctuary, which have accommodation facilities, are quite a way off, the best option is to opt for the rest houses by the government at the sanctuary. These rest houses are clean and comfortable, and they provide all the basic amenities which you might require. The also provide good, nutritious food, and tour guides might also be available. The rates here depend on the tourist footfall, and so do the bookings.

How to Reach

  • The closest airport to Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is the one at Raipur, which is about 486 kilometers away. From here on, one can either take the train or proceed by road, although the former is advisable.
  • The closest railhead here is the one at Jagdalpur which is 155 kilometers away from the sanctuary. Proceed by road for the rest of the way.
  • The NH 16 connects Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary to many parts of the country. The sanctuary is approachable from almost all parts of Chattisgarh.

Surrounding Attractions

Indravati National Park is very close to this sanctuary, and it is definitely worth a visit. Pamed Wildlife Sanctuary and Kutru Wildlife Sanctuary are two other places which are close by, and which must be visited. Chattisgarh is filled with such delights for people who love nature, and a prolonged trip across this state, exploring the natural delights tucked away in small corners is a must.