Located in Jashpur District
, Badalkhol Sanctuary is about 160 km north of Raigarh
. It lies on the banks of Eib River and Dorki River and spreads over an area of 105 sq km.
The sanctuary's vegetation is dominated by Sal forests. It is home to panther, chital, wild bear, jungle cat, monkey, jackals, hyena, bear, wolf, fox, cobra, kraits, python, red spur fall, bhura teetar, kala teetar, tree pie, green pigeon and rollers.
January to June is the best time to visit.
Ambikapur, 65 km away, is a major town nearby. Nearest airport is at Raipur. Raigarh Railway Station serves as the nearest railhead.