Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary for Bheemeshwari River Rafting and Fishing

Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Chamarajanagar , Mandya and Ramanagar districts of Karnataka state, India. Cauvery River passes through this Wildlife sanctuary, which is spread over an area of 1,027.53 square kilometers.

Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

Highly Endangered Species like Malabar giant squirrel and Grizzled giant squirrel are found in Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. 280 species of birds are found here.

Water rafting, fishing, trekking, bird watching, etc, are popular in the wildlife sanctuary. Bheemeshwari river rafting is a popular activity in the Bheemeshwari Adventure & Nature Camp Center, situated inside this wildlife sanctuary. Bheemeshwari fishing camp day trips are also popular with tourists. Muthathi Anjaneya temple is a famous temple inside the sanctuary.

Hogenakal Falls on the Cauvery river, which forms the interstate boundary between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu states, is situated in the nearby Dharmapuri district in Tamilnadu. Cauvery river flows for a distance of 101 kilometers through this Sanctuary.

How Do I Go To Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary?

Ramanagar, railway station is the nearest railway station at 25 kilometers distance from the Kaveri Wildlife Sanctuary. Bheemeshwar, famous for water rafting and fishing, is at around 100 kilometers from Bangalore. Muthathi near Malavalli is another the access point to the wildlife sanctuary, which is well connected by buses to Bangalore, the capital of the state of Karnataka.

Pench National Park and Pench Tiger Reserve – The setting for Jungle Book

Pench National Park is a situated in Chhindwara & Seoni districts of Madhya Pradesh, India.

A Tigress in Pench National ParkA Tigress in Pench National Park

The National park got its name from the Pench River , which flows through the middle of the park. In 1977 , the area was declared as a sanctuary. In 1983. it was declared as a National Park. In 1992, it became Pench tiger reserve under project Tiger, to save India’s National Animal, Royal Bengal Tigers. Thousands of spotted deer are found here in this Park.

The setting for “The Jungle Book” movie was this National Park. River rafting is a major sports activity in the park. Spread over an area of 758 square kilometers in the southern reaches of the Satpura Ranges, the park is rich in flora and fauna. There are 40 royal Bengal tigers in this park alone. 210 Bird species are found here. 39 mammals species, 13 reptiles species and 3 amphibians species are found here.

Jungle Safari is famous here. Sitaghat, a spot on the banks of River Pench offers you excellent view of rocks & artistic looking trees, which is to be seen in the morning or evening. Bodhanala range inside the National park is famous for Bird watching. Watch tower at Raiyakassa gives a good view of beautiful Pench river.

How Do I Go To Pench National Park?

Pench Turiya gate near Khawasa Border on NH 8 is the main try point to Pench National Park. Distance from Nagpur railway station to Pench Turiya gate is approximately 110 kilometers. Jabalpur is 200 kilometers away. Kanha National Park, Tadoba National Park and Satpura National Park are at 190, 300 and 340 kilometers distance respectively. Karmajhiri Gate is another entry gate to the National Park.

Nagpur airport is the nearest airport at 110 kilometers away. Jabalpur also has an airport at 200 kilometers away. The nearest railway stations are also at Nagar and Jabalpur receptively.

What are the Timings of Pench National Park?

November to May is the ideal season to visit the Park. During July to September. the park is closed. The park Gates are opened at 6 am and closed by 10:30 am and in the afternoon it again opens at 3 pm and closes by 6 pm.

Hotels Near Pench National Park

There are many hotels and resorts near the Pench Turiya Gate. Night stay is allowed to watch the beasts of the Jungle.

Simlipal National Park and Simlipal Tiger Reserve

Simlipal National Park is a National Park situated in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha state, India. Simlipal Tiger Reserve and Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve are part of the Simlipal National Park. The National Park got its name from the red silk cotton trees called ‘Semulin’, found inside the park.

Palpala River near lulung in Simlipal National ParkPalpala River near Lulung in Simlipal National Park

Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve consists of three protected areas namely; Similipal Tiger Reserve spread over an area of 2750.00 square kilometers, Hadgarh Wildlife Sanctuary spread over an area of 191.06 square kilometers and Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary spread over an area of 272.75 square kilometers

The National park has a protected area of 845.70 square kilometers. As per the last count, there are 99 Royal Bengal tigers (India’s National animal) and 432 Wild elephants inside the National Park. Indian bison and four horned Antelope (chausingha) are also found here. There is a separate area for orchids inside the National park. The National Park and its surrounding areas has 96 orchid species.

Joranda falls with a height of 181 meters and Barehipani falls with a height of 217 meters are two beautiful falls inside the National Park, which is part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves as approved by UNESCO. Champak flowers fragrance fills the atmosphere here. Sal trees (locally known as Sakhua) are found in Large numbers. Rivers Palpala, Budhabalanga, Salandi, Khairi, etc, originate in this area. 231 Bird species are found in this area and is an ideal location for bird watching. Plant species numbering 1076 are found here. 42 mammal species, 30 reptile species are also found in this Narional Park.

How Do I Go to Simlipal National Park or Simlipal Tiger Reserve?

The entry point to Simlipal National Park and Simlipal Tiger Reserve is from Pithabata check gate. You need to pay the charges here to get the entry permits. Pithabata check gate is situated at a distance of 22 kilometers from Baripada, the district head-quarters. Balasore is at 60 kilometers away from the National Park and Tiger Reserve. Jashipur is another entry point to the Simlipal National park & Simlipal Tiger Reserve, at 95 kilometers away from Baripada, the district head quarters.

Simlipal National Park is at a distance of 200 kilometers from Kolkata, 250 kilometers from Bhubaneswar,

Simlipal National Park Timings

Simlipal National Park is open only From 1st October To 15th June. Entry is allowed from 6 am.

White Water River Rafting in Kali Tiger Reserve at Uttara Kannada

Kali Tiger Reserve or Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve is in Uttara Kannada district, Karataka state, India. Kali River flows through Kali Tiger reserve and hence got its name. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary was formed in 1956. Anshi National Park was formed in 1987, to the west of the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. Final notification of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and Anshi National Park was made in 1998 and 2003 respectively. In 2007, both were combined to form Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve or Kali Tiger Reserve as it is popularly called.

Kali Tiger Reserve or Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve
Kali Tiger Reserve or Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve or Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

The park is rich in Flora and Fauna. Spread over an area of 1300 square kilometers, Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve is home to Royal Bangal Tigers, Indian elephants, black panthers, Golden cat, Leopard cat, Leopard, Black Panther, Sambar Deer, Spotted Deer, Barking deer, Mouse deer, Elephant, Gaur, Sloth Bear, Lories, Langoor, Indian Giant Squirrel, Pangolin, etc. There are a total of 270 bird species, out of which 19 endemic birds exists here.

Kali tiger reserve is a “Project Tiger reserve” in India, a project by Indian government to save Bangal tigers.

Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve is famous for bird watching, white water river rafting, trekking, nature camps and wilderness. White water rafting adventures are unique in India to Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve.  It’s one of the cheap river rafts available anywhere in India.

Kavala Cave Kavaleshwar Temple is another attraction in the Tiger Reserve forests.

How Do I Go To Kali Tiger Reserve or Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary?

Kali Tiger Reserve, home to the Bengal tiger, is accessible from Dandeli town. Alnavar is the nearest railway station to Dandeli town at around 32 kilometers away. Londa, , Dharwar and Hubli are other major nearby railway stations to Kali Tiger Reserve.

Karwar city, the district headquarters, is at a distance of around 105 kilometers. Karwar railway station on the Konkan railway line is the nearest railway station. Hubli Airport is the nearest airport to Kali Project Tiger reserve, at around 78 kilometers away.

Valmiki National Park Wildlife Sanctuary in Bihar

Valmiki National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at Betiah in West Champaran district, Bihar, India.

Valmiki Wildlife sanctuary is a ‘Project Tiger Reserve’, to save Royal Bengal Tigers, India’s National Animal, from extinction. The Tiger reserve is called ‘Valmiki Tiger Reserve’ and is part of the Gangetic Plains. Valmiki Tiger reserve is the only Tiger reserve in the state of Bihar.

Valmiki National Park

Valmiki National Park forms the eastern border for the Himalayan Terai landscape. These forests are rich in flora and Fauna. There are more than 250 species of birds in the Valmiki National Park. Valmiki National Park has the biggest grasslands in India.

Bheriyari Watch tower is a must see location, where you can see herds of herbivores, in their natural habitat and is a bird watching site also. Bhikhna Thori is a popular picnic spot at the north-eastern corner of the sanctuary, bordering Nepal. You can also go for Boating or Rafting in Rohua Nala river, a tributary of river Gandak. Sikara is a boating cum bird watching location. Trekking 1.5 kilometers distance through the dense forests to Manor watch tower, to have the view of Manor river and the beautiful snow-clad Himalayan hills, is also popular among the tourists.

Nature Walk accompanied by guides through designated 4 to 5 kilometers route is also available. Tiger Trail trekking in the mornings, accompanied by experts, on the paths traversed by the Bengal tigers, gives you excellent insights into Tigers. Children aged below 15 years are not allowed for these two trekking; Nature walk and Tiger Trail trekking.

Valmiki Ashram, a religiously important place for Hindus, is situated in this National park close to the India-Nepal border. Its the place of Valmiki, the great epic writer who wrote Ramayana. Its the location where Laxman abandoned Sita as per Lord Ram’s commandment. Sita gave birth to Luv and Kush in this Valmiki Ashram.

How do I Go To Valmiki National Park?

Valmiki National Park is at accessible from Betiah village, which is well connected by roads to other parts of Bihar. “Valmiki Nagar Railway Station” is the nearest railway station on the Gorakhpur-Muzaffarpur railway line, via Narkatiaganj. Patna airport is the nearest airport to Valmiki National Park and Wildlife sanctuary. Patna is at around 275 kilometers from the National Park and Tiger Reserve. Muzaffarpur is at 200 kilometrs distance from the wildlife sanctuary. Vaishali, World’s First Republic, is situated at around 140 kilometers from Valmiki National Park and Wildlife sanctuary

Is Accommodation Available Inside Valmiki National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary?

Yes; There are ten eco-friendly huts with double occupancy beds at 4 places; Two each at Valmikinagar,Naurangia Done, Manguraha and Four Eco-huts at Gobardhana. There is also a tree-hut at Kotraha .

Apart from Eco-huts, there are forest deaprtment Guest houses at Gobardhana, Kotraha, Madanpur, Manguraha,, Manpur and Naurangia Done. Tourists can book those in advance and stay there. There are 4 wooden double bed rooms in a heritage building at Ganauli.