Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park
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Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park

Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park is a located on the border of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh of India. The area of the national park is spread over Koriya, Sidhi districts of Chhattishgarh and Singrauli districts of Madhya Pradesh. This national park is part of the  Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve. The park represents the Narmada valley dry deciduous forests ecoregion.

Flagship animal of the national park: Royal Bengal Tiger

Notified area of the National Park:  1440.705 sq km
The National Park is designated in the year 2001.
Best time to visit National Park is from October to May.

Flora

Vegetation is of dry deciduous forest type having Sal (Shorea robusta) as the dominant tree plant species. Shorea robusta, Terminalia alata, Lannea coromandelica, Dalbergia, Dendrocalamus strictus, Buchanania lanzan, Cliestanthus collinu, Boswellia serrata, Madhuca indica, Pterocarpus marsupium, Bombox ceiba, Acacia catechu, Butea monosperma, Diospyros melanoxylon etc.

Fauna

Mammal

Royal Bengal tiger, leopard, sambar deer, wild boar, nilgai, spotted deer, chinkara, civet, porcupine etc.

Avifauna

A total of 309 species of birds are recorded from this national park red-headed vulture, cinereous vulture, white-rumped vulture, Egyptian vulture, rufous treepie, lesser adjutant, golden hooded oriole, racket-tailed drongo, Indian pitta etc.

Approach to Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park

Nearest Airport: Jabalpur airport (200 km)
Nearest Railway Station: Jaora (20 km)
Road: National Park is well connected with major cities of both states.

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