Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Sanjay National Park Madhya Pradesh

Sanjay National Park Madhya Pradesh

The Sanjay National Park is located in Chhattisgarh and in the Koriya, Sidhi and Singrauli districts of Madhya Pradesh state, India. It is a part of the Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve system. The park covers 466.7 square km. It is located in the Narmada Valley dry deciduous forests' ecoregion.

Animals found in Sanjay National Park Madhya Pradesh

The Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Spotted deer, Sambar deer, wild boar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Civet, Porcupine, Monitor lizard, and 309 species of birds are found here. Among the many birds here are the Golden Hooded Oriole, Racket-tailed Drongo, Indian pitta, Rufous treepie, Lesser adjutant, Red-headed vulture, Cenareous vulture, White-rumped vulture, Egyptian vulture and Nightjar.

Sanjay national park tiger project

The Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve is a compilation of Sanjay National Park and Dubri Wildlife Sanctuary, both cover more than 831.00 km2.

Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve is well known for its large area and rich biodiversity and sal, bamboo, mixed forest.

According to an official census of Madhya Pradesh carried out in 2004, the National Park had six tigers, but no tiger was sighted there between October 2008 and May 2009. Both Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve and Guru Ghasidas NP shared five tigers in 2010.

Four mountain ranges are covered in this reserve i.e. Mohan and Pondi ranges within the Sanjay National Park and Dubari and Bastua ranges under the Dubri Wildlife Sanctuary.

The geological and geographical features of the Park, with varying altitudes give rise to rich vegetation and unique bio-diversity in the area. The reserve is managed by the local forest department.

Sanjay Tiger Reserve forms part of the Central Indian Highland, Sprawling across Madhya Pradesh from north to east and internationally renowned for its anthropological and natural attributes since long.

The Field Director, Sanjay Tiger reserve is also controlling officers for Bagdara, Sanjay Dubari and Son Gharial Sanctuary. There are Assistant Director and Superintendents with their headquarters at Sidhi working in the Park & sanctuaries.

Best time/season to visit Sanjay National Park Madhya Pradesh

Winter – Mid-October to February

Summer – March to Mid-June

Monsoon – Mid-June to Mid-October

Temperature –     Maximum – 43o C

                            Minimum – 5o C

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Location: Sanjay National Park, Belgaon, Madhya Pradesh 486669, India

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