Located in the greenest state of India, Chhattisgarh, Achanakmar wildlife sanctuary is a pristine, prominent wild tourist hub. It extends over 557 sq. km area in Kota Taluk, Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. It is linked by the corridor of Kahna- Achanakmar to Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh to preserve the genetic linkages. It is part of Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere reserve. Being part of the forest tract which forms the Central Indian tiger heartland, it houses as many as about 26 tigers. The altitude ranges from 200m to 1000m above the sea level in this hilly topography. The rivers of Narmada, Sone and Johila emerge in this place.
Sal, bija, saja, haldu, teak, tinsa, dhawara, lendia, khamar and bamboo bloom here along with over 600 species of medicinal plants much larger Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve.
Wild fauna includes the tiger, leopard, bison, flying squirrel, Indian giant squirrel, chinkara, wild dog, hyena, sambar, chital and over 150 species of birds.
A visit to the Tiger Reserve assures to be a very mesmerizing experience of Maikal range. Discover the dense lush green Sal and bamboo forests and take delight in wild life viewing. Achanakmar Tiger Reserve is situated in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. Even a short trek through this park easily reveals its extraordinary beauty and biodiversity, The most favorable time to visit Tiger Reserve is from the month of November to the month of June.
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Chhattisgarh was the region known as Dakshin Koshal, which finds mention in both the Ramayana and Mahabharata
Raipur (200km) is the nearest airport well connected to Mumbai, Delhi, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Vishakhapatnam and Chennai.
Bilaspur (60km) is the nearest railway station on the Bombay – Howrah main line.
Local taxis, buses and private vehicles are available for transportation from Bilaspur.
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It has sub tropical, continental, semi arid, monsoon type of climate with short rainy season, hot summers and cold winters. During summer, the maximum temperature goes up to 45 degree Celsius with freque
Being closed during monsoon, the best time to explore this sanctuary is between November to June.
British built Forest cottages and rest houses inside the sanctuary provide all the amenities and you can easily roam through the lanes of forest. Panther cottage in Malhaar could be a wonderful place to stay where the stone craving of a historical temple ruin exists. Green Valley resort at Shiv Tarai also offers accommodation to tourists.