Wildlife Sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh
The state of Uttar Pradesh is endowed with rich flora and fauna. The administration has taken commendable steps to preserve them by establishing innumerable national parks, sanctuaries and reserves. Wildlife sanctuaries are a place where in animals are kept and are nurtured and protected for the rest of their lives. The following are the wildlife sanctuaries in UP:
Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary
Marked with dense plush forests, Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular sanctuaries of Uttar Pradesh. Spanning an area of 2073 kilometers, this sanctuary caught the eye in 1986.
Housing a splendid collection of all forms of flora and fauna, this sanctuary is situated in Meerut. The wildlife hosted by the sanctuary includes antelopes, cheetah, hyena, leopard, blue bull and wild cat.
Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in the Eastern region of Uttar Pradesh, Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary is endowed with picturesque picnic spots and dense forests. The sparkling waterfalls like Devdari and Rajdari have been a major attraction for tourists around the globe. Established in 1957, the wildlife found in the sanctuary includes black bucks, wild board, cheetah, nilgai, python, porcupine and sambhar. Address
: Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary, Baheliapur, Uttar Pradesh 232111
: 6am-5pm, opens on all days
Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Diffusing across 500 kilometers, the Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary is situated right at the place demarcating Uttar Pradesh from Bihar. The enchanting ambience of the sanctuary has always attracted tourists from across the world. Established in 1982, this sanctuary boasts a rich collection of different variety of trees like saal, sheesham teak, mahua, salai, jamun, koraiya and sidha.
Pilibhit Tiger Reserve
Spanning across the Indo-Nepal border, at the foothills of the majestic Himalayas, the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve
is one of India’s 41 Project Tiger Reserves. The reserve has a core area of 1089 square kilometers. Hosting at least 36 tigers the authorities have ensured to maintain a good prey base for the tigers’ survival.
: Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh 262122
Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary
Be ready to get mesmerized by the splendid collection of the Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary. It is situated in the Banda District of Uttar Pradesh. One of the major attractions of the district, the wildlife found in the sanctuary is leopards, tigers, sloth bear, jungle fowl, spur fowl, chinkara and pea fowl. The most appropriate time to visit this sanctuary and enjoy to the fullest is from November to June.Address
: Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary, Banda District, Uttar Pradesh
National Chambal Sanctuary
Also known as National Chambal Gharial Sanctuary, this sanctuary spans an area of 5400 square kilometers. It houses the critically endangered species of red-crowned roof turtle, the small crocodiles (gharial) and the dolphins. Situated on the Chambal River, it is a tri-state protected area of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The Chambal River cuts across the sanctuary mesmerizing the spectator.
Mahavir Swami Wildlife Sanctuary
Spreading over an area of 5.4 square kilometers, this sanctuary is just 125 kilometers from Jhansi. The residents of the sanctuary include leopards, sambhar, black buck, nilgai, langur, bear and monkeys. If you want to get enchanted by the beautiful scenic beauty of this sanctuary, the best time to make a visit is from November to April. The authorities will arrange for your accommodation in the comfortable forest guest house. Address:
Mahavir Swami Wildlife Sanctuary, Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh, 284403
Located in the sacred city Varanasi, this sanctuary houses the rarest of the rare species of tortoises like Sundari kachhua, Pechari, Kachhua Tonguka etc. It also houses Gangetic dolphins and other water animals. Spreading over an area of 7 kilometers, the sanctuary is easily accessible from Varanasi airport as well as via roads. The best time to visit the place is from October to June. Address:
Kachhua Sanctuary, Kachhua, Uttar Pradesh 277209
Sohagi Barwa Sanctuary
One of the finest Tiger reserves in Uttar Pradesh, the Sohagi Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Maharaganj District in Uttar Pradesh. Aklbeit majestic tigers are the main attraction of the place, but it also houses other fauna like leopards, wild cat, cheetals, bear and python. Address
: Sohagi Barwa Sanctuary, Sohagi, Uttar Pradesh 212106
Vijai Sagar Sanctuary
Founded in 1990, Vijai Sagar Sanctuary is locate in the Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh. It is very conviniently located and is easily accessible from the Mahoba railway station and Mahoba bus stand. The main attractions of the sanctuary are beautiful jackals, wildcats and mongoose. Apart from these the 3 kilometer area is occupied by the various local flora and fauna of the place.
: Vijai Sagar Sanctuary, Mahoba District, Uttar Pradesh, 210426
Suhelva Wildlife Sanctuary
Situated in the Balrampur district of Uttar Pradesh, the Suhelva Wildlife Sanctuary will dazzle you with its amazing residents. The wildlife found in the sanctuary includes beautiful tigers and leopards. It also houses wild cats, wild boars and bears.
Dudhwa National Park
Diffused across a sprawling area of 490 square kilometers, The Dudhwa National park is situated near the Indo-Nepal Border. The National park is also marked by the presence of the sacred river Suheli at its Southern end. Earlier it was a Tiger Reserve but in 1977 it acquired the status of a National Park.
Get ready to be mesmerized by the amazing collection of wildlife at Dhudhwa. The residents include sambhar, cheetals, hog deers, swamp deer and the mighty rhinoceros.
The Dudhwa National park also houses the Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary.
Dudhwa National Park, State Highway 90, Lakhimpur Kheri, Palia Kalan, Uttar Pradesh 262902