Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary

Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary, is the largest wildlife sanctuary of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is located in the centre of the state covering parts of Sagar, Damoh, Narsinghpur, and Raisen Districts. It is located at an elevation of 1,300 feet to 2,000 feet above mean sea level. The Sanctuary occupies an area of about 1,197 kilmetre square. It was declared a sanctuary in 1975. Three-fourth of Nauradehi wildlife sanctuary falls in the basin of Ganges tributary, the Yamuna River, of which the Ken River is a tributary, while one fourth of the sanctuary falls in the Naramada basin.

Dominant Flora

The flora of the Sanctuary consists of central Indian Monsoon forests, which include tropical dry deciduous forest. Major trees, such as teak, saja, dhawda, sal, tendu, bhirra and mahua are also found here.

Dominant Fauna

Mammals: Indian wolf, Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, striped hyena, wild dog, Bengal fox, Muggar crocodile, golden jackal, smooth Indian otter, sloth bear and Indian grey mongoose, bears, etc.

Birds: Eagles, vultures, storks, cranes, egrets, lapwings, kites, owls, kingfishers, quails, Egyptian vulture, white-rumped vulture long billed vulture, lesser adjutant stork, painted stork, open-billed stork, spotted owl, barred jungle owlet, black-winged kite, doves, etc.

Reptiles: Monitor lizard, mugger crocodile, turtle, tortoise and snakes.

Climatic Conditions

The Wildlife Sanctuary experiences a temperature of 30 °C to 48 °C during summer, a temperature of 5 °C to 30 °C during winter and a temperature of 20 °C to 35 °C during monsoon. The best time to visit Nauradehi is between the months of November and January as the climate is extremely pleasant for a longer stay.

How to Reach

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is Jabalpur and Bhopal, from where Taxi services can be taken to reach the sanctuary.

Road Accessibility : NH-12 route can be taken to reach Nauradehi sanctuary which offers scenic beauty of the roadways.

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