Indravati National Park
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Indravati National Park

Indravati National Park is located in Bijapur district of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. This national park is named after the Indravati river. This national park is also a tiger reserve under the Project tiger.

Flagship animal of the national park: Wild Asian Buffalo

Notified area of the National Park:  1258.372 sq km

Elevation: 177 m to 599 m

The National Park is designated in the year 1982.

Best time to visit National Park is from October to May.

Flora

The vegetation of the national park is of tropical moist and dry deciduous type. Predominant plant species are Shorea robusta and Teak Tectona grandis.  Other tree species are Madhuca indica, Pterocarpus marsupium, Bombax ceiba, Acacia catechu, Butea monosperma, Diospyros melanoxylon.

Fauna

Mammal

Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Hyena, Wild Asian buffalo, Gaur, Nilgai, Chausinga, Chittal, Indian muntjac, Indian spotted chevrotain and Wild boar.

Avifauna

Many varieties of birds.

Reptiles

Freshwater crocodile, Monitor lizard, Indian chameleon and many varieties of snakes; common krait, Indian rock python, cobra and Russell’s viper etc.

Approach to Indravati National Park

Nearest Airport: Raipur (486 km)

Nearest Railway Station: Jagdalpur (168 km)

The park’s entry point Kutrue village is 22.5 km away from Jagdalpur – Bhopalpattanam road

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