Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary
· Summer: March-May (33°C - 46°C)
· Winter: October-February (7°C - 24°C)
· Monsoon: June-August
Best time to visit:
Opening Time: 07:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil
Entry Fees for Indians
Adults: INR 20
Video Camera: Nil
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals
The thick jungles of Chhattisgarh in the Central India are home to many wildlife reserves, Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary being one of them. Established in the year 1974, the sanctuary covers an area of about 556 sq. km. and is dominated by hilly train with altitudes measuring up to 736 m. River Sitanadi originating in the region lends its name to the sanctuary.
Sitanadi forests have sal, bamboo and teak as their main flora, with a variety of other vegetations that endow the entire area with lush green foliage. The sanctuary is home to a significant population of tigers, while its other popular species include leopard, jungle cat, sloth bear, wild dog, flying squirrel, chinkara, four-horned antelope, barking deer, sambar, nilgai and wild boar among others.
A wide variety of birds finding home at Sitanadi includes herons, egrets, parrots, drongos, pheasants, barbets and many more. The sanctuary promises an outstanding wildlife expedition in the Central India.
The sanctuary is about 125 km. from the state capital Raipur and can be accessed by Raipur-Deobhog State Highway or National Highway 6. Dhamtari Bus Station is about 65 km. from the sanctuary. From Dhamtari, taxis are available for the further trip.
Dhamtari Railway Station is the closest rail access point, located about 65 km. away. Hire taxis from here to reach the sanctuary.
Raipur Airport is the nearest air access point about 115 km. from the sanctuary. The easiest way to reach the sanctuary from the airport is in taxis.