Sanctuary & National Park
Bhairamgarh Wildlife Santurary:
Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS) is geographically situated on the east of Bhairamgarh in Bijapur. It is approximately 50 kms. away from Bijapur. The history of BWS dates back to the year 1983. The Government of Chhattisgarh established it in the year 1983 to protect the three remaining groups of wild buffaloes along with different species of plants, trees, birds and wild animals. BWS is covered by marshes,bushes and water bodies. The BWS spans an area of 138.95 sq kms. on the north east of Bijapur in Bijapur district. The sanctuary area falls under Tropical climate zone. It is the home for different species of plants,trees, birds and wild animals. Various species of wild animals found in the sanctuary include Nilgai, Sambar, Gaur, Barking Deer, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Jackel and striped hyena including wild buffalo. Similarly, ornithologists have also recorded occurrence of the different species of birds living in the sanctuary. Important bird species found in the BWS include Darters, Wood Peckers, Peacocks, Jungle Fowls, Green Pigeons, Quails, Parrots and Stocks including migratory bird species. The BWS comprises mixed deciduous forest, teak forest, dry tropical river rain forest and bamboo brakes.
Indravati National Park:
Indravati National Park is a national park located in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state of India. It derives its name from the nearby Indravati River. It is home to one of the last populations of rare wild buffalo. Indravati National Park is the finest and most famous wildlife parks of Chhattisgarh. It is one among the two project tiger sites in Chhattisgarh along with Udanti-sitanadi, Indravati National Park is located in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. The park derives itsname from the Indravati River, which flows from east to west and forms the northern boundary of the reserve with the Indian state of Maharashtra. With a total area of approximately 2799.08 km2, Indravati attained the status of a national park in 1981 and a tiger reserve in 1983 under the famous Project Tiger of India, to become one of the most famous tiger reserves of India.
Pamed Wildlife Sanctuary:
This sanctuary spread over a region of 262 sq km, Pamed is one of the essential wildlife sanctuaries in Bijapur. Set up in 1983 to accommodate the overabundance population of the wild bison, this sanctuary is also home to the tiger, panther, chital and different types of fauna.
Pamed Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the vital sanctuary. Andhra Pradesh border is close to the sanctuary. The aggregate area is 260 sq km and there is a mixed deciduous forest. The closest railway station is Kirandul.