Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary of Uttar Pradesh state of India is located in three districts namely Balrampur, Gonda and Sravasti. This thickly pristine forest coverage is full of saal, khair, sagun, asna, haldu, jamun, phaldu, jigna, bahera, dhamina and sheesam type of plants. The sanctuary is the natural habitat for the tigers of this region who roam around Nepal and India frequently. This forest is connected with the greenery of Nepal. More than 10 tigers are living around this regions 5 core areas. The tigers are the main attraction which is drawing large number of tourists at this place without a brief stop. This sanctuary is being developed as an eco-tourism place of Uttar Pradesh to enhance the footfall of the tourists in a large way. Many types of medicinal plants are found in this area also.

Travel Tips

  • Best time to visit the sanctuary is October to March.
  • The timing of entrance and exit of the wildlife sanctuary is from sunrise to sunset.
  • Carry light cotton clothes during summer time and light woollen clothes during winter time in grey shades which can create camouflage.
  • Avoid littering the area with plastic bags or chemical materials.
  • Do not create loud noises or talk in loud voice. This will create distraction in the animal’s mind.
  • Avoid going to the area which is restricted.
  • Do not take a stroll or walk in the area by your own.
  • There are no food and water found in this area. So visitors must carry their own food and bottled water.
  • Keep off all type of flashes of mobile camera and video camera.
  • Carry repellent creams to avoid the stings of the insects.
  • Carry emergency medicines and kit always.
  • The charges for entrance with light vehicle is INR 100, Camera charge INR 25, Feature Film charge INR 28000 and Documentary charge INR 17000 per day.

When to visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Cold
  • 31° Max
  • 13° Min
  • 3.0 mm
  • Light woollen
Things to do

The sanctuary is composed of several animals like tiger, blue bull, deer, leopard, chital, flying squirrel, fishing cats, viper, hyena, hog deer, barking deer, jackal, python and wild boar. Migratory birds namely Siberian crane, common teal, red pochard, blue pochard are spotted here also.So, the best thing to do in this area is exploration. Plant lovers can take a look at its flora, fauna which are rare in type. Forest and forest landscapes are enchanting the beauty of this sanctuary.

Getting Around

There are cars on hire available in Sravasti district to come to this sanctuary. There are no other means of communication available to explore this place.

Places to Stay

There are no places available to stay in and around the forest. Nearest accommodation is available at Gonda.

How to Reach

  • Amausi airport of Lucknow is the nearest airport which is situated at a distance of 269km. domestic flights are connecting this city with other major metro cities like New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata on regular basis.
  • Nearest railhead is at Gonda which is 42 km away from the sanctuary. Another railhead Balrampur is within a short distance of 60 km from the place.
  • The roads are connected via Bahraich and Bhinga of Sravasti district. This place is accessible from Balrampur also. Hired cars or private transportation must be availed to reach this place. Because there are no public transportation available.

Surrounding Attractions

There is a village nearby the sanctuary named as Tharu village which is boosted with rich ethnic tharu culture. There are some Buddhist religious sites around the sanctuary where tourists can take a glimpse also.

Important Numbers

Police: 100

Fire: 101

Ambulance: 102