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Indravati National Park

Indravati National Park, established in 1975, spans an area of 2,273 sq km on the south-east of river Indravati. Rich in natural beauty, it comprises a series of hill ranges and tropical mixed deciduous forests that are home to wild buffaloes and hill mynah, the most important species in this national park. Other fauna of the park are tiger, sloth bear, panther, gaur, bluebull (nilgai), chital, sambhar, chousinga, barking deer, wild boar, chinkara, wild dogs, jungle cat, langoor, black buck, jackals, hyena, fox, python, monitor lizards, steppe eagle, phakta, bhura teetar, kala teetar, tree pie and drongo. The rainfall varies from 1,270 - 1,520 mm and the temperature ranges from 11C to 40C.

The recommended time for visit is from January to April. Transportation to the park is available by road and rail. The nearest airport is at Raipur and the railway station is at Jagdalpur. The entry point to the park is Kutrue village, 22 km from the Jagdalpur-Bhopalpatnam road. The park is a favorite haunt of photographers, adventure seekers, nature lovers and also ordinary holiday makers.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Bastar
Location: Jagdalpur

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