|Indravati National Park
Highlights: Kutrue, Sundra, Madepur, Karkabeda
How To Reach:
By Air: The nearest airport from Indravati National Park is Raipur (at a distance of 486 kilometers)
By Rail: The nearest railhead to visit Indravati is Jagadalpur (at a distance of 168 kilometers)
Road: The nearest bus stand form Indravati National Park is Bijapur.
Village Kutrue at a distance of 22.4 kilometers is the entry point of the Indravati National Park. From Jagadalpur Kutrue link road is 145.6 kilometers away. One should have personal conveyance for easy access to the sanctuary.
Hire a jeep or a car from the railhead to reach Indravati National Park. The Park is located between 18.510 to 51.190 North latitude and 80.160 to 80.440 East longitudes.
The Park was declared a Sanctuary in the year 1975. The sanctuary spreads over an area of 2273.58 square kilometers. The sanctuary derives its name from Indravati River flowing through of the Park.
The Park is the home to rare and endangered species Wild Buffalo and Swamp Deer of Kanha National Park. Other animals residing in the Park are Panther, Tiger, Spotted dear, Sambhar, Chinkara, Black buck, Barking dear Swamp deer, Hog Deer, Sloth bear, Gaur, Blue bull, Chausingha, Wild bear, Wolf, Jackal and Hyena.
There are various birds nestling in the trees. The tourists would hear the melodious notes of the Hill Maina, that is the most important specie in the National Park.
The vegetation of the Sanctuary comprises of Teak, Sal, Saja, Achar, Amaltas, Amla, Arjun, Tendu, Tinsa and Bamboo.
The Park can be visited throughout the year. Only you can avoid visiting the Park during rainy months. The best period to visit the Park is between 15 December and 15 June.
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