Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary, located in the south west of Munger district, Bihar. It covers an area of around 681.99 kilometres square. The sanctuary was named Bhimbandh, because of a common belief that Pandavas had come to this forest during their exile and for livelihood, Bhima built a dam. The sanctuary supports rich diversity of flora and fauna. The ideal time to visit the place is from the months of November to April.

Dominant Flora

The vegetation of the sanctuary consists of mainly Sal Forest, Forest, Bamboo Forest, Grassland and small forests of many miscellaneous species of flora.

Dominant Fauna

Mammals: tiger, leopard, peafo, wild bear, Indian hare, Langoor, monkey, sahil, bea, cheetal, barking deer, Van Murg, nilgai, python, newala, gaur, and hyena, hispid hare, Indian gray mongoose, small Indian mongooses, large Indian civet, small Indian civets, Bengal fox, golden jackal, sloth bear, Chinese pangolin, Indian pangolins.

Birds: white-tailed eagle, peafowl, grey partridge, quail, Pallas's fish eagle, Malabar hornbill, pied hornbill, swallow, nightjars, drongo, paradise flycatcher, kingfisher, bulbul, mynas, pigeon, wood pigeon, blue jay, owl, falcon, kite, eastern imperial eagle, greater spotted eagle, grey-headed fish eagle, lesser kestrel, vulture.

Reptiles: Crocodile, Lizard, Cobra, Python, kraits and many others.

Best time to visit

The sanctuary experiences an average temperature of around 37ËšC during summers and around 5ËšC in winters. The ideal time to explore the sanctuary is from the months of November to April.

How to Reach

Nearest Train Station: The nearest railhead is Jamui railway station, located about 20 km away from the sanctuary.

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is at Patna, located about 200 km away from the sanctuary.

Road Accessibility : The sanctuary can be reached via bus or a private vehicle from Munger, which is 56 km away.

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