Kanger Valley National Park, Jagdalpur
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Kanger Valley National Park

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About Kanger Valley National Park

    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Summer: 7.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Winter: 7.00 AM - 6.00 PM

The Kanger Valley National Park is situated near River Kolab, at a distance of about 27 km from Jagdalpur. This national park was established in 1982 and is bounded by various villages in the north such as Netanar, Nangalsar and Milkulwada. In the south, it is bounded by Kandanar and Kakalgur and in the west; it is bounded by Chindawada, Bispur, Tirathgarh, Pakhnar and Munaga.

The 34 km long Kanger Valley derived its name from the Kanger River and is a declared Asian Biosphere Reserve. The national park has rich biodiversity and includes fauna like chital, chinkara, barking deer, bear, langoor, jackal, hyena, krait, panther, sambar, tiger, wild boar, black buck, wolf, fox, peacock, kala teetar, drongo and the rare mouse deer. It also ahs scavenger birds, birds of prey, pheasants, water birds, butterflies, moths and reptiles like snakes and lizards. The flora of this park consists of various lower forms of plants like algae, pteridophytes, fungi and bryophytes.

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