Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

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Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary (Oriya: କର୍ଲାପାଟ୍;Hindi: कर्लापाट्) is a wildlife sanctuary located in Kalahandi district and a very popular tourist attraction of Odisha in India.[1] Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary is 12 km from Bhawanipatna, the district headquarters of Kalahandi district.

The sanctuary covers an area of 255 km².[2] It lies within the Eastern Highlands moist deciduous forests ecoregion.[3] Major plant communities include mixed deciduous forests and scrublands.[4]

This sanctuary is home to many wildlife species like tiger, leopard, gaur, sambar, nilgai, barking deer, mouse deer, a wide variety of birds and reptiles.

See also[edit]

Tourist Attraction in Kalahandi

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://orissatourism.gov.in/new/wildlife.htm
  2. ^ Negi, Sharad Singh (2002). Handbook of National Parks, Sanctuaries, and Biosphere Reserves in India. Indus Publishing. p. 144
  3. ^ Wikramanayake, Eric; Eric Dinerstein; Colby J. Loucks; et al. (2002). Terrestrial Ecoregions of the Indo-Pacific: a Conservation Assessment. Island Press; Washington, DC. pp. 306-308
  4. ^ Negi, Sharad Singh (2002). Handbook of National Parks, Sanctuaries, and Biosphere Reserves in India. Indus Publishing. p. 144