Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary

Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Mungeli district of Chhattisgarh. The Indian Sanctuary was established in 1975 under Indian Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 and is declared as Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger in 2009. It is a part of Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve. This sanctuary is spread over two Indian stated; Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh with majority of within self to Chhattisgarh.  

Touristy Attractions

Maikal Hills

Dhuni Pani

Shri Yantra Mandir

Narmada Kund

Khadia Dam


When To Visit

The forests in Archanakmar-Amarkatnak Biosphere Reserve are deciduous type. The climate there is humid subtropical which means summers are hot, monsoons are heavy and winters are bearably cold and a bit dry. You can easily spot flesh-eating mammals, reptiles and migratory birds in winters. So, the ideal time to plan a visit is winters; between November to March. In the pleasant weather of winters, you can enjoy jeep rides and can mark Bengal Tiger, Sloth bear, Indian Jackal, Blackbuck, Indian muntjac and more. 

How To Reach

By Road

A little road trip to Achnakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is will not disappoint you as you move forward the background will become more scenic and you can speck running deer or a Nilagai occasionally. If you aren’t willing to drive then you can board on state bus from any corner of Chhattisgarh or private overnight bus from Madhya Pradesh. 

By Railways

The closest serving railhead is Bilaspur Railway Station that is comfortably accessible from Raipur, Bhilai and most of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. After getting off the station, you can drive or take a bus to the Sanctuary which is around 60kms from there. 

By Air

The nearest in service airport is Raipur Airport or Mana Airport diatnced at approx 200kms. The capital city airport is easy to get to from metropolitan cities of India. After getting off the flight, you can take any public transport to your desired destination. 

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