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Sanjay National Park complete detail – updated

Sanjay National Park complete detail – updated. Geography of Sanjay National Park. Dominant flora and fauna of Sanjay National Park. How to Reach Sanjay National Park. The forest of this park so dense and there many river flow inside the park and there are big opportunity to see the Indian birds as well migratory birds in the winter season.
It was declared as National Park in the year of 1981. Total area of the park  is 466.88 Km2. The park is known for its rich and varied flora and fauna comprising rare and endangered species like Tiger, Leopard, Spotted deer, Sambar Deer, Wild boar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Civet, Porcupine, Monitor Lizard etc. Most attractive birds are Golden Hooded Oriole, Racket-tailed drongos, Indian Pitta, Rufus-Treepie, Lesser Adjutant, Red-headed vulture, Indian white-rumped vulture, Nightjars and many other species……………
National park is an area which is strictly reserved for the betterment of the wildlife & biodiversity, and where activities like developmental, forestry, poaching, hunting and grazing on cultivation are not permitted. Their boundaries are well marked and circumscribed.

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Sanjay National Park is a beautiful place, located in the Sidhi district of the state of Madhya Pradesh. The park is a part of the Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve. It was declared as National Park in the year of 1981. Total area of the park is 466.88 Km2.

Sanjay-Dubri wildlife sanctuary was established in the year of 1975. Total area of the sanctuary is 364.59 Km2. Total area of both Sanjay-Dubri wildlife sanctuary and Sanjay national park is 831.47 Km2. Sanjay National Park was listed as a paradise for wildlife in Madhya Pradesh State of India.

A large part of the Sanjay National Park is under the control of Chhattisgarh State after its bifurcation from Madhya Pradesh State. Part of the Sanjay National Park that came under Chhattisgarh State Government was renamed as Guru Ghasidas National park.

The park is known for its rich and varied flora and fauna comprising rare and endangered species like Tiger, Leopard, Spotted deer, Sambar Deer, Wild boar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Civet, Porcupine, Monitor Lizard etc.

Most attractive birds are Golden Hooded Oriole, Racket-tailed drongos, Indian Pitta, Rufus-Treepie, Lesser Adjutant, Red-headed vulture, Indian white-rumped vulture, Nightjars and many other species.

The forest of this park so dense and there many river flow inside the park and there are big opportunity to see the Indian birds as well migratory birds in the winter season.

Sanjay National Park is one of the most popular wildlife destinations in Madhya Pradesh, visited by tourists, especially nature lovers from different parts of the country.

History

Sanjay-Dubri wildlife sanctuary was established in the year of 1975. Total area of the sanctuary is 364.59 Km2. It was declared as National Park in the year of 1981. Total area of the park is 466.88 Km2. Total area of both Sanjay-Dubri wildlife sanctuary and Sanjay national park is 831.47 Km2.

Sanjay Reserve was in undivided Madhya Pradesh. After Madhya Pradesh was divided in 2000, a large part of the Sanjay National Park is under the control of Chhattisgarh State after its bifurcation from Madhya Pradesh State. Part of the Sanjay National Park (1440.71 Km2) hat came under Chhattisgarh State Government was renamed as Guru Ghasidas National park.

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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.

In 2008, the Madhya Pradesh government merged these two protected areas to form the Sanjay Dubri Tiger Reserve, which is included in Project Tiger.

Tiger Reserve

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.

Geography

The Sanjay National Park is located in the Sidhi district of the state of Madhya Pradesh. The park is a part of the Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve.

Total area of both Sanjay-Dubri wildlife sanctuary and Sanjay national park is 831.47 Km2. 18 villages are located within the boundaries of the Park.

The sanctuary has undulating topography. There are some small hills interspersed with plain areas. Soils are sandy in nature.

There are a number of streams passing through the sanctuary; two of them i.e. Umaria and Kodmar are perennial in nature. These two rivers are the main source of water to wild animals. The Karjara and Khaini pond retain water throughout the year and are important water source for wild animals.

Banas River flowing in the western side of the Sanctuary is an important water source. Bijaur nala flowing in northern side of the sanctuary retains water in some pools even during the summer.

The park covers the mountainous terrain of Mohan and Pondi ranges. There are several perennial water holes, stop dams, tanks and jhirias apart from the rivers, for supplying water to the Sanjay National Park.

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This is basically a moist deciduous forest consisting mainly of sal. The forest area of Sanjay Dubri is a main wild corridor connecting Bandhavgarh National Park’s wildlife at north and Palamau Tiger Reserve’s wildlife, but still there is strict need to ensure the peaceful transit of wild animals and conservation of connecting forest.

Guru Ghasidas National Park, which falls in Chhattisgarh State area, shares its forest with Sanjay National Park on its northern boundary with Madhya Pradesh. Before the bifurcation of Madhya Pradesh the entire area of Guru Ghasidas National Park were unite with Sanjay National park.

Seasons

Winter – Mid-October to February

Summer – March to Mid-June

Monsoon – Mid-June to Mid-October

Temperature –     Maximum – 43o C

                            Minimum – 5o C

Dominant flora

Sal, Saja, Salai, Mahua, Bija, Semal, Gurjan, Shisham, Bamboo, Aonla, Achar, Kari, Khair, Palas, Tendu, Dhawada, Harra, Ber etc.

Dominant fauna

Mammals – Tiger, Leopard, Spotted deer, Hyena, Sambar deer, Wild boar, Sloth bear, Wild dog, Nilgai, Chinkara, Civet, Porcupine, Monitor Lizard, Rhesus macaque, Hanuman langurs, Indian field mouse, Squirrel etc.

Birds – Golden Hooded Oriole, Racket-tailed drongos, Rufus-Treepie, Lesser Adjutant, Red-headed vulture, Indian white-rumped vulture, Peacock, Bulbul, Wagtails, Blue kingfisher, Teetar, Crimson breasted barbet, Indian pitta, Egyption vulture, Herons, Egrets, White-necked stork, White ibis, Whistling teal, kites, Eagles, Harrier, vultures, Partridge, Sand pipers, Pigeons, Doves, Parakeets, Owls etc.

Reptiles – Chameleon, Skink, Garden lizard, Snake, Bengal monitor, Cobra, krait, Scaled viper, Rock python, Rat snake, Russell viper, scaled viper etc.

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Other Attractions

Banas River

Swimming

Boating

Tribal Haat

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Timings

Morning: 06:00 A.M to 10.00 A.M

Evenings: 02:30 P.M to 06:00 P.M or 07.00 PM

Fee

Gypsy Safari

Indian National- INR 4500/ Per Jeep/ Per Ride up to 06 person

Foreign National- INR 5800/ Per Jeep/ Per Ride up to 06 Person

Best time to visit

Sanjay National Park is open throughout the year for the visitors, but the best time of the year to visit the Sanjay National Park is between the months of November to June.

How to Reach

By AirNearest airport is Rewa airport, about 165 Km from the Sanjay National Park. Rewa airport is well connected by road network to Sanjay National Park.

By Rail Nearest railway station is Rewa railway station, about 170 Km from the Sanjay National Park. Rewa railway station is well connected by road network to Sanjay National Park.

By Road Sanjay National Park is well connected to Major Cities and Places by road network. There are a number of government and privately operated vehicles that go to Sanjay National Park k at frequent intervals.

The park has a good connectivity via Sidhi, which is the nearest big town & a district. It is connected with Rewa, Jabalpur, Varanasi & other major towns around.

Useful Contacts

Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Madhya Pradesh
Satpuda Bhavan 1st Floor, Bhopal (M.P.).
Phone: 0755-2674001 and 0755-2674302
Fax:   0755-2674001
E-mail: pccf@mpforest.org, apccfit@mp.gov.in

The Director Sanjay National Park, Sidhi Telephone-(07822)-252409(0), 252410(R).

Official Websitewww.mpforest.org

Other National Parks in Madhya Pradesh. Name of National Parks, Year of Notification and Total Area is as follows…
S. No. Name of National Park Year of Notification Total Area(km²)
1 Bandhavgarh National Park 1968 448.85
2 Kanha National Park 1955 940
3 Madhav National Park 1959 375.22
4 Panna National Park 1981 542.67
5 Mandla Plant Fossils National Park 1983 0.27
6 Pench (Priyadarshini) National Park 1975 292.85
7 Satpura National Park 1981 585.17
8 Van Vihar National Park 1979 4.45

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