Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife park in Chhattisgarh, India. The sanctuary houses a number of endangered animal species, including leopards, Bengal tigers, and wild bison.

Two of the sanctuary's c.35 tigers
Bison, an endangered species
Spotted deer in fields close to Achanakmar

The Achanakmar wildlife sanctuary was established in 1975, under provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Achanakmar has been declared a Tiger Reserve under the Project Tiger in 2009. It comprises 557.55 km2 of forest, and is linked by the hilly Kanha-Achanakmar Corridor to the tiger reserve in Kanha, Madhya Pradesh.[1] The park is part of Bilaspur Forest Division in northwest Chhattisgarh, around 55 km north-west of Bilaspur. The nearest railway station is at Belgahna. Achanakmar is easily approchable from Pendra Road and Bilaspur railway station, Bus, rental car and other vehicles are available to visit and enjoy this beauty place. In Achanakmar restaurant, coffeehouse and many other facilities are available. The sanctuary is close to Amarkantak and the source of the Narmada River.[2]


Forest vegetation mainly comprises sal, saja, bija, and bamboo.

Parthenium in Achanakmar Tiger Reserve
Immune Booster Ventilago in Achanakmar


The sanctuary is home to leopards, gaur, chital, Bengal tigers, striped hyena, jackals, the sloth bear, dhole, sambar, nilgai, four-horned antelope, chinkara, blackbuck, muntjak, Antilope cervicapra, Indian muntjac, and wild boar, among other species.

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  1. ^ Kanha-Achanakmar, WWF India
  2. ^ Kanchi Kohli,Achanakmar village lies within the sanctuary, providing accommodation and food to tourists. Another settlement with a tourist rest house stands at the Kota Kargi road dam, on the road to Kargi, around 5 km from Kota. At Shiv Tarai and Bari Ghat there are road crossings where bison can often be seen, and when we cross village achanak mar we enter in very beauty natural sal(sarai) vally. Achanakmar hase been declare Peoject tiger in 2009 and development of this century is ongoing."Forest Interlude: Eco-Tourism". In The Hindu, July 30, 2006

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Coordinates: 22°33′01″N 81°44′06″E / 22.5502338°N 81.734942°E / 22.5502338; 81.734942