Barnawapara Sanctuary


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Barnawapara Sanctuary Overview

Ranked 9 of 43 sightseeing in Raipur

Barnawapara Sanctuary is located in northern part of Mahasamund District of Chhattisgarh. Spread over an area of 245 sq km, the sanctuary was established in 1976 under Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Flat and hilly terrain with altitudes ranging from 265 to 400 metres forms the topography of the region. Tigers, leopards, hyenas, antelopes, porcupine, bison, pythons and many other species are found in the sanctuary.

Bird species found in the park include herons, bulbul, parrots, egrets and several rare avifaunas. Flora of the sanctuary consists of trees like sal, teak, bamboo and other tropical dry deciduous trees, along with mahua, tendu, ber and seemal trees. The sanctuary is also home to sloth bears, flying squirrels, jackals, four-horned antelopes, leopards, chinkara, black bucks, jungle cats, barking deer, porcupines, and monkeys.

Nature lovers visiting the sanctuary can also view bison, striped hyenas, wild dogs, chital, sambar, nilgais, gaurs, muntjac, wild boars, cobras, pythons and others. Bird population of the sanctuary comprises parrots, bulbul, white-trumped vultures, green avadavat, lesser kestrels, peafowl, wood peckers, racket-tailed drongos, egrets, and herons.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Operating hours

7:00 AM -6:00 PM
7:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Tomesh  Verma

Tomesh Verma4.6/5

26 reviews

Tiger Reserve

Chhattisgarh is having a beautiful sanctuary here at Barnawapara. This state has an image of naxalism but during my visit I did not find anything wrong over there. It was all ok and I visited at one of my greatest adventure, barnawapara known for asiatic tigers. I will visit with family again.