Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary
This small wildlife sanctuary covering an area of 245 sq km in the Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh is known for its lush green forest cover and a sizeable population of the common Leopard. It is the state’s second most popular wildlife sanctuary, established in 1976 under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. The thick vegetation here mostly comprises Teak, Sal and Bamboo, and supports diverse wildlife such as Tigers, Sloth Bears, Jackals, Leopards, four-horned Antelopes, striped Hyenas, Chinkara, Barking Deer, Porcupine, Gaur, Muntjac, and Bison.Tourists come to this forest mostly to spot the common Leopard, which is more elusive and harder to spot than the Tiger.
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8:00 AM till 6:00 PM.
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The place is rich with vegetation and of spread of unique wildlife. The place shares a distance of near two and a half hour distance from Raipur, capital of Chhattisgarh. The place is mainly composed with deciduous trees like Sal, Bamboo, Teak, Mahua, Tendu and many more.
Barnawapara Wildlife sanctuary, is named after Bar and Nawapara forest villages, which are in the heart of the sanctuary. It is a land mass of undulating terrain dotted with numerous low and high hillocks well forested area of North-eastern corner of Raipur district. The Tributaries of Mahanadi are the source of water. River Balamdehi forms the western boundary and Jonk River forms the north-eastern boundary of the Sanctuary. The well stocked forests of the sanctuary classified as teas, sal and mixed forests. This sanctuary is famous for the frequent sighting of the Indian bison (Gaur) Cheetal, Sambhar, Neelgai, Wild boar are commonly seen. Bar-Nawapara boosts of over 150 species Birds.