Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary, founded in 1977, is one of the attractions of Banda District
in Uttar Pradesh
. It is spread over 230 sq km and is noted for its diverse wildlife.
The residents, among many others, include tiger, leopard, sloth bear, peafowl, blackbuck, sambhar, spur fowl, jungle fowl, painted partridge,
fishing cat and chinkara.
November to June is the best time to visit here. Accommodation is available at forest rest houses in Manikpur, Ranipur, Chauri and Markundi.
The sanctuary is about 80 km from Banda and 150 km from Allahabad. Nearest airport is at Lucknow, 350 km away. At a distance of 25 km in Chitrakut is the closest railhead and bus terminus.