Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary



About Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary


Barnawapara Wildlife sanctuary, is named after Bar and Nawapara forest villages, which are in the heart of the sanctuary. It is a land mass of undulating terrain dotted with numerous low and high hillocks well forested area of North-eastern corner of Raipur district. The Tributaries of Mahanadi are the source of water. River Balamdehi forms the western boundary and Jonk River forms the north-eastern boundary of the Sanctuary. The well stocked forests of the sanctuary classified as teas, sal and mixed forests. This sanctuary is famous for the frequent sighting of the Indian bison (Gaur) Cheetal, Sambhar, Neelgai, Wild boar are commonly seen. Bar-Nawapara boosts of over 150 species Birds.





WHAT TO SEE IN BARNAWAPARA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY


Chhattisgarh was the region known as Dakshin Koshal, which finds mention in both the Ramayana and Mahabharata



HOW TO REACH HERE


Chhattisgarh was the region known as Dakshin Koshal, which finds mention in both the Ramayana and Mahabharata

  • By Rail

    Mahasamund Railway Station (60 km) is the nearest railhead from the Barnawapara Sanctuary.

  • By Road

    The place is easily approachable through the PWD forest road, which connects Barnawapara with Raipur via Patewa and with Pithora on NH 6.

  • By Air

    The nearest airport from the sanctuary is Raipur (85 km).