Kanger Ghati National Park
Kanger Valley National Park Entrance | By Theasg sap - https://commons.wikimedia.org

Kanger Ghati National Park

Kanger Ghati National Park is located in Jagdalpur district of Indian state Chhattisgarh. The National Park is named after the Kanger river flowing through the park.This park is also declared as a biosphere reserve.It is famous for waterfalls and subterranean geomorphologic limestone caves.  This national park is a biodiversity hotspot in Central India.

Kotumsar Caves
Kotumsar Caves | By Theasg sap https://commons.wikimedia.org

Flagship animals of National Park: Blind and albinic cave fishes,  endemic Bastar Jungle Myna.

Notified area of National Park:  200 sq km
Best time to visit the National Park is from October to May.
The national park is famous for its remarkable geological diversity. Types of Rock formations are the Cuddapah group of rock formation and the Vindhyan group of rock formation and shales. The Cuddapah group of rock formation comprises outcrop of limestone, sandstone, quartzite and laterites. Vindhyan group is mainly granite and sandstone. Soil deposits are alluvial soils, high and low-level laterites, and ferruginous conglomerates. Major attractions are stalactites and stalagmites in fantastic formations in Kotumsar Caves, Kailash Caves, Dandak Cave. Apart from these Tirathgarh Waterfalls,   Bhainsa Darha (water pool), Kanger Dhara (stream) are sites of worths.

Flora

The vegetation of the park is of mixed moist deciduous forest type with sal, teak and bamboo trees as dominant tree species. In the limit of the national park, a total of 553 species of plants are recorded.

Fauna

Mammal

49 species of mammals including Royal Bengal tigers, leopards,  striped hyena, wild cat, chital, sambar, barking deer, jackals, sloth bear, flying squirrel, wild boar,  mouse deer etc.

Birds

144 species of birds. Bastar Jungle Myna is endemic to this park.

Fish fauna

59 species of fish. Many varieties of cave fishes are endemic to this national park.

Approach Kanger Ghati National Park

Nearest Airport: Raipur (330 km)

Nearest Railway Station: Jagdalpur (27 km)

Nearest town: Jagdalpur (27 km)

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  1. debadatta das

    please add pics of wildlife species

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