Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary
Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in south west part of Munger district, Bihar state, India, south of the holy river, Ganges.
Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary – Photo source
Legend is that one of the ‘Pandavas’ constructed a dam (Bandh in Hindi Language) and hence the name Bhimbandh. )
There are many hot springs inside the Wild Life Sanctuary. Bhimbandh, Rishi Kund, Sita Kund,etc, are to name a few hot water springs in the this Wild-Life Sanctuary.
Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in Flora and Fauna. Bear, Tiger, Leopard, Cheetah, Jingle cat, fishing cat, leopard cats, etc, are to name a few of the wild animals inside the Wild Life Sanctuary. Crocodiles, Phtyon, King Cobra, etc, are some of the reptiles of this Wildlife Sanctuary. This wildlife Sanctuary is home to a large number of birds including Bulbul, Falcon, Kingfisher, Night jars, Peacock, Quail, Pied Horn-bill, Swallow, etc. Many migratory birds comes to this Wildlife Sanctuary during winter.
How Do I Go to Bhimbandh Wildiife Sanctuary?
Munger town is the nearest town to the wildlife sanctuary. NH 80 connects Bhimbandh with other parts of the country. Munger-Jamui state highway connects the wildlife sanctuary to NH-80. Munger is at around 55 kilometers from the Wild Life Sanctuary.
“Bhagalpur Junction” railway station on the Jamalpur-Bhagalpur section is the nearest railway station. Another convenient station is Jamui Railway Station, at around 20 kilometers distance. The nearest airport is the one at Patna, at around 200 kilometers distance.
Is Accommodation Aailable Inside the Wildlife Sanctuary?
There is a Forest Guest House and a Tourist Lodge inside the Wildlife Sanctuary.