Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary

Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary, located in Dhamtari District, Chhattisgarh. It was established in 1974 under Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 and covers an area of around 556 kilometres square. It lies at an altitude ranging between 327 and 736 metres above the sea level. The sanctuary derived its name after Sitanadi River which originates from here only and joins Mahanadi River near Deokhut. It is a famous tourist attraction, frequently visited by wildlife enthusiasts throughout the year. The ideal time to visit the sanctuary is from the months of November to June.

Dominant Flora

The vegetation of the sanctuary consists of forest of Sal, Teak and Bamboo, along with some major plants that include Semal, Haldu, Saja, Bija, Lendia, Dhaora, Aunla, Salai, Mahua, Amaltas Ber and Tendu.

Dominant Fauna

Mammals: Tigers, Leopards, Flying Squirrels, Jackals, Four-horned Antelopes, Chinkara, Black Buck, Jungle Cat, Barking Deer, Porcupine, Monkey, Bison, Striped Hyena, Sloth Bear, Wild Dogs, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Gaur, Muntjac.

Birds: Peafowl, Jungle Fowl, Crow Pheasant, Barbets, Bulbul, Drongo, Whistling Teals, Egrets and Herons.

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

Best time to visit

The ideal time to explore the sanctuary is from the months of November to June.

How to Reach

Nearest Train Station: The nearest railhead is Raipur Railway Station, located about 36 km away from the sanctuary.

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is Mana Airport (Raipur Airport), located about 130 km away from the sanctuary.

Road Accessibility : Raipur (116 km), Rajnandgaon (133 km) and Jabalpur (220 km) Bus Stations are the nearest bus stations to the sanctuary.

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