Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary

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Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary

Kaimur Bihar
Wildlife sanctuary
Map of Bihar
Map of Bihar
Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Bihar
Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary
Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°03′N 83°30′E / 25.05°N 83.50°E / 25.05; 83.50Coordinates: 25°03′N 83°30′E / 25.05°N 83.50°E / 25.05; 83.50
Country India
StateBihar
DistrictKaimur district
Area
 • Total1,342 km2 (518 sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBhojpuri, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Nearest cityBhabua
Governing bodyGovernment of India, Government of Bihar
Avg. summer temperature37 °C (99 °F)
Avg. winter temperature5 °C (41 °F)

For the nearby wildlife sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh, see Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary.

Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Kaimur District of Bihar, near the town of Bhabhua. It is the largest sanctuary in the state and occupies an area of about 1342 km2. Government of Bihar has planned to developed it into Tiger Reserve[1]

Geography[edit]

This Sanctuary located in the Kaimur Range. In the valley portions there are several waterfalls of which the finest are Karkat Waterfall and Telhar. There are several lakes, including Anupam Lake.

Climate[edit]

The best time to visit is October and June.

Fauna[edit]

The main animals found at Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary are Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, Indian boars, sloth bears, sambar deers, chitals, four-horned antelope and nilgais. It is home to more than 70 species of resident birds, which stay here all year around. The number increases in the migratory season i.e. during the winters, when there is an influx of birds from the Central Asian region.

Common birds species are peafowl, grey partridge, quail, Malabar, pied hornbill, swallow, nightjar, drongo, paradise flycatcher, kingfisher, bulbul, mynas, pigeon, wood pigeon, blue jay, owl, falcon, kites, eastern imperial eagle, greater spotted eagle, white-tailed eagle, Pallas's fish eagle, grey-headed fish eagle, and the lesser kestrel and vultures.

Birds such as the lesser white-fronted goose, ferruginous duck, Baer's pochard duck and lesser adjutant, greater adjutant, black-necked stork, and Asian openbill stork migrate from Central Asia to the park during winter.

Fishes are found in Anupam Lake and Kalidah near Rameshwar kund. Among snakes, cobra and kraits are of common occurrence while pythons are occasionally seen.

Administration[edit]

Administered under Kaimur district. The villagers are mainly engaged in the field of agriculture.

Transport[edit]

By road from Bhabua, Kaimur. Visitors can access this place through rail station at Mohania, mostly known as "Bhabua Road" on the Howrah-New Delhi Grand Chord in Mughalsarai region.

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