Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary in Bilaspur District
Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is a famous wildlife sanctuary in Bilaspur district, Chhattisgarh state, India.
Established in 1975, this Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many endangered species of animals like the Bengal Tigers, Leopards and wild Bison. The Wildlife Sanctuary is a Tiger Reserve from 2009 on-wards for Bengali tigers. This Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as part of Project Tiger Reserve in 2009.
Achanakmar Wild Life Sanctuary offers mesmerizing experience for any tourist. Sal and bamboo forests are a specialty of this wild life sanctuary. The wildlife sanctuary at Achanakmar is rich in flora and fauna. Kanha-Achanakmar Corridor links Achanakmar Wildlife Park with Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
Ratanpur, where the famous 11th century temple Mahamaya Devi is situated, is a nearby town at around 65 kilometeres distance from the wildlife sanctuary. Pali is another town close to the Wildlife Sanctuary, famous for the beautifully carved 9th century Mahadev Temple. Kabir Chabutra, where Saint Kabir attained salvation, is just 5 kilometers from the wildlife sanctuary, on your way to Bilaspur.
How Do I Go to Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary?
Achanakmar Wild life Sanctuary is at around 55 kilometers from Bilaspur town.
Bilaspur railway station with station code BSP is the nearest major railway station, on the Mumbai – Howrah main railway line; even though Belgahna railway station with station code BIG is the nearest railway station to the Achanakmar Tiger Reserve. Pendra Road alias Gaurella is also a nearby station to Wild Life Sanctuary at Achanakmar.
Raipur airport is the nearest airport to the Wild Life Sanctuary.
Which is the Ideal Time to Visit Achanakmar Wild Life Sanctuary?
November to June are the ideal months to visit Achanakmar Sanctuary.