Chhattisgarh, the newly formed state of India, is situated in the heart of India extending between the latitude 17° 46' - 24° 5' N to the longitude 80° 15' - 84° 20' E. Chhattisgarh is one of the most densely forested and green regions of India, covering an area of approximately 1,35,133 Sq. km. Over 44% of her area are under forests, which is about 12% share of India's total forests, making Chhattisgarh one of the richest bio-diversity regions of India with a vast potential for wildlife and eco-tourism. Home to some of the most endangered and rare wildlife, Chhattisgarh is blessed with a very rich and diverse flora and fauna and has some of the finest wildlife sanctuaries of India. A wildlife tour to this unique region known as Chhattisgarh promises to be an exciting and rewarding experience for wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers as well as for those who want to discover the distinct tribal culture of the region.
The green Indian state of Chhattisgarh boasts a total of 3 National Parks and 11 Wildlife Sanctuaries known for their exceptional natural beauty and the unique and diverse flora and fauna. Though the Indravati National Park is the most famous and important wildlife sanctuary of the state, Chhattisgarh also has several virgin and unexplored wildlife sanctuaries in protected areas such as Kanger Ghati National Park, Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary and the Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Other National Park and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Chhattisgarh are Sanjay National Park and Badalkhol, Bhairamgarh, Pamed, Semarsot, Tamor Pingla and Gomarda wildlife sanctuaries. Visit Chhattisgarh and explore her untouched natural beauty and the distinct and rare wildlife on your Chhattisgarh Wildlife Tour with Tourism of Chhattisgarh.
The major attractions of the Chhattisgarh wildlife sanctuaries are the endangered Wild Buffalos and the even more endangered Hill Myna, which are respectively the State Animal and State Bird. Tigers and Leopards can also be tracked in the region though they are limited in numbers. The most easily sighted wildlife species in the Chhattisgarh region include Chinkara, the Indian Gazelle and Chital or Spotted Deer. Other major species found in the sanctuaries are Nilgai, Sambars, Gaurs, Barking Deer, Chausingha or Four-horned Antelope, Muntjac, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Dhole or Wild Dog, Jackal, Striped Hyena, Porcupine and Bison to name a few. The region also abounds in avifauna which includes Darters, Wood Peckers, Peacocks, Jungle Fowls, Green Pigeons, Quails, Gray-partridges, Parrots, Storks etc. To attract migratory birds, artificial waterholes have been developed in the area, which offer good sites for bird-watchers during winters. With so much of wildlife diversity, Chhattisgarh has a great potential for wildlife tourism and the region promise to offer a unique and unforgettable experience to her visitors.