Indravati National Park

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Indravati National Park, Dantewada Overview

The only tiger reserve in the green state of Chhattisgarh, Indravati National Park boasts of a wildlife population larger than many others in the country. It is among the three royal tiger reserves this state, the other being Achanakmar and Undanti-Sitandadi tiger reserves. Deriving its name from the Indravati River in much proximity, the national park is said the be one of the best in the state.

It is frequented quite often by travellers and wildlife enthusiasts who make it a point to visit this beautiful strip of dense flora and fauna. One can find the rare and endangered Wild Asian Buffalo at the park, along with Nilgai, Black Buck, Sambar, Gaur, Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Sloth bears and countless other species of fauna.

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Best Time To Visit Indravati National Park

Indravati National Park can be enjoyed to the fullest if visited during the winter and the summer seasons. Winters begin in the month of November and last till February while summers begin in March and last till June in the region.  The winter temperatures hover between 30ᵒC and 13ᵒC and the coldest months are December and January. During the summer season, the temperature spikes up to 40ᵒC (mostly in the month of May). Otherwise, it remains between 36ᵒC and 27ᵒC. These seasons, therefore, are recommended to visit the park.

Stay Near Indravati National Park

Forest Rest house are available at Pharsegarh, Sendra, Pengunda, Karkeli and Kutru . Otherwise one can put up at Jagalpur, keeping it as base and taking a day trip to the park. Tourists can also choose to stay one of the cities in Chhattisgarh to stay at and travel the distance to the national park. Hotels at Raipur, Durg, Bijapur, Dantewada etc. can be useful but some options may not be as expected.   

Food At Indravati National Park

 There are very few restaurants and eateries near Indravati National Park. Most of them are local eateries and inside the Park, tourists would hardly find anything. They are advised to carry enough food and water along with them. Some may also choose to cook at a safer location inside the national park.

How to reach Indravati National Park

  • Air: Raipur (486 km) is the nearest airport

  • Rail: The nearest railway station is Jagdalpur (168 km) from which easy access is available in the form of buses and

  • Road: Indravati National Park is easily approachable from Jagdalpur, the district headquarters of Bastar. Kutrue is the main entry point of the park which is situated 22.4 km north of Jagdalpur- Bhopalpattanam road. The Kutrue link road is at the distance of 145.6 km from Jagdalpur.

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