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Guru Ghasidas National Park in Chhattisgarh

Guru Ghasidas National Park
Guru Ghasidas National Park
Guru Ghasidas National Park also known as Sanjay National Park is located in Sarguja and Koriya districts of Chhattisgarh. It is one of the most renowned wildlife sanctuaries in central India. For protecting the rich and diverse flora and fauna of the area, it was granted the status of a National Park in the year 1981. Spread on an area of about 2,303 square kilometer, the area surrounding the park is covered by dense forests with number of rivers, steams and other perennial sources of water serving as the lifeline for the wildlife, birds, trees and plants. The wide variety of flora and fauna including some rare and endangered species found at Guru Ghasidas National Park provides great potential to the park in becoming one of the best wildlife parks in central India.

The flora at Guru Ghasidas National Park mostly comprises of mixed deciduous forest with teak, sal and bamboo trees. The Fauna at Guru Ghasidas National Park consists of Tiger, Leopard, Spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Civet, Porcupine and Monitor Lizard. More than three hundred species of birds including Golden Hooded Oriole, Racket-Tailed Drongos, Indian Pitta Rufus-Treepie, Lesser Adjutant, Red-Headed Vulture, Cinereous Vulture, Indian White-Rumped Vulture, Ezyption Vulture, Nightjars have made the park their nesting ground. Avid bird watchers are treated with resident as well as migratory birds. The best season to visit is in the months from November through June.