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Kanger Ghati National Park in Chhattisgarh

Kanger Valley National Park
Kanger Valley National Park
Kanger Ghati National Park, located near the Kholaba River in the district of Bastar is one of the most popular National Parks in Chhattisgarh. It is named after the Kanger River, which flows centrally from northwest to southeast direction. The park was established on 22 July 1982 with the purpose of preserving the bio-diversity on the region and protecting the vast species of flora and fauna. It is about 33.5 km long with an average width of about 6 km and starts from Tirathgarh waterfall to Kolab River which borders the state of Orissa. The entire area of the Park has been divided into two ranges viz., Kotumsar and Koleng. It lies just 25 km southeast of Jagdalpur on the Jagdalpur-Darbha road.

Kanger Valley National Park is home to the rare mouse deer as well as other exotic animals such as red jungle fowl, rocket-tailed drongo, striped hyena and barking deer. It also houses numerous attractions including caves like the Kailash caves, the Kotumsar caves and the Dandak caves. Wildlife attractions at Kanger Valley National Park includes animals such as cheetal, sambhar, wild boar, sloth bear, porcupine, mouse deer, civet, rabbits, tiger, leopard, crocodiles, wild dog, hyena, mongoose, wolf, leopard cat, Indian false vampire bat. Numerous species of fish are also found at the Kanger River and its tributaries.

Best Season to Visit: November – June

How to Reach

By Air: Raipur (330 km) is the nearest airport.
By Rail: Jagdalpur (27 km) is the nearest railhead.
By Road: Regular busses play from Jagdalpur.