Monday, 4 February 2013

Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary

LocationMunger district, Bihar, India
Nearest AccessJamui
Main Wildlife FoundTigers, Panthers, Wild Boars, Sloth Bear, Sambar Deer
Coverage Area682 sq km
Temperatures Normal in both seasons
LanguagesBihari, Hindi, Urdu, English
Best SeasonNovember to April
Bhimbandh wild life sanctuary is a forest cover area that is actually located in the south west region of the Munger district. This wildlife sanctuary encloses an area of about 681.99 square kilometers. This forest cover area is located at a distance of about 56 kilometers away from Munger, about 200 kilometers away from the Patna airport and 20 kilometers away from the Jamui railway station. Bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary covers the undulating tracts of the Kharagpur Hills.
It is important for you to note that this forest cover area is located in the Kharagpur Hills and it is surrounded by the non forestry areas as well as River Ganga on the South. The non forestry areas around this wildlife sanctuary are inhabited with dense population. The vegetation of the Kharagpur Hill is extremely rich because it consists of kend, Sal and Semal. Many other trees also grow on the hilly terrain on this sanctuary and protect the forms as well as creepers from the scortching sun rays.
This wildlife sanctuary also consists of many animals like Nilgai, barking deer, leopards, bear, sloth, tiger and four horned antelope. All these wild animals are used to abide by in this forest. There are some hot springs also that are located in the valley portions of this forest cover area and some of these foot hills are Sita Kund, Bhimbandh and Rishi Kund. The temperature of these hot springs ranges from 52 degrees to 65 degrees.  These hot springs also contain traces of many radioactive materials.
Weather And Best Time To Visit
The Munger district experiences normal climate all across the year. There are mainly three different types of district seasons in this zone and they are summer, winter and monsoon. Summer season lasts from March to May, monsoon season from June to September and winter season from October to February. This region also experiences an annual rainfall of about 1146 mm. The best for tourists to visit the Bhimbandh wild life sanctuary is November to April.
How To Reach
By Road:
himbandh wildlife sanctuary is located about 10 kilometers away from the Munger-Jamui state highway.
By Rail:
he nearest train head to the Bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary is the Bhagalpur Junction.
By Air:
himbandh wildlife sanctuary is located very close to the Patna airport.
Bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary is renowned for its diverse wildlife. The main animals that can be easily found at this forest cover area are panthers, chitals, nilgais, wild boars, tigers, sambar deers, sloth bear and four horned antelope. This wildlife sanctuary is more famous for its birdlife because it is a home to more than 100 different bird species. These resident birds stay in this forest cover area all the year around. However, the number of resident birds increases during the winters because it is the migratory season.
Flora: It is extremely important for you to note that there are two major biomes that are present in the Bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary. They are forest biome and grassland biome respectively. This forest area mainly consists of bamboo forest, sal forest, grass lands and many other small forests. These forests are comprised of many different species of flora. The top canopy of this forest cover area consists of Diospyros melanoxylon (kendu), TerminaliaArjuna (Arjun), Holarrhena antidysenterica, Boswellia serrata (salai), Pterocarpus Marsupium (Paisar), Terminalia bellayoica (Bahera), Shorea Robusta (sal), Madhuca indica (Mahua) andTerminalia tomentose (Asan). The ground flora of this sanctuary includes Zizyphus Xylopyra and Flemengia Chappar whereas the climber flora includes Bauhinia Vahlii and Smilex
Protifrera. This wildlife sanctuary also boasts of a very rich and a vast variety of fauna. The fauna variety of this wildlife sanctuary is quite different in comparison to other sanctuaries of Bihar.
ell, I would like to tell you that Bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary is well recognized for its wide variety of fauna. Many animals like leopards, tigers, wild bears, hanuman, peacock, rabbit, cheetal, sahil, monkey, van murgi, python, goh, newala, hyena, nilgai and barking deer are present in this forest cover area. Other fauna includes leopard cats, jungle cat, hyena and fishing cat. Small mammals are also present in this wildlife sanctuary like Indian gray mouse, Bengal fox, Chinese pangolin, Hod Badger, Particolored flying squirrels, hispid hare, small Indian mongoose, small Indian civet, large Indian civet, golden jackal, sloth bear and Chinese ferret badgers.
here are some common species of bird that can be easily found in this forest cover area like Malabar, Pied hornbill, Nightjars, kingfisher, Pigeon, blue jay, kites, peaf owl, grey patridges, swallow, quail, paradisefly, dronge, falcon, greater spotted eagle, pallas fish eagle, lesserkestrel, white tailed eagle, eastern imperial eagle, wood pigeon, mainas and bulbul. Many other birds like black necked stork, white fronted goose, baer’s pochard duck, greater adjutant, lesser adjutant and Asian openbill migrate to the Bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary during winters.
himbandh wildlife sanctuary consists of crocodiles that can be easily found at the Kharagpur Lake as well as Rameshwar Kund. Other reptiles like snake cobra, bisako, Karmegh, narokole, python and kraits.
Prime Attraction
Hot Water Springs
Bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary is very much famous for its wildlife and it is also popular because of its hot water springs. Most of these hot water springs are located at the valley portion as well as on the foothills of Bhimbandh. These hot springs have the same temperature and it ranges between 52 degrees to 65 degrees. This forest cover area also experiences nominal seasonal fluctuations and it contains traces of radioactive matter.
There are many tourist destinations that are located in the Bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary and they are Rishi Kund, Kharagpur Lake, Sringrishi, Ha-Ha Punch Kumari and Rameshwar Kund. All these places are worth visiting.
Where To Stay
Bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary consists of many tourist lodges and forest rent houses that offer better accommodation facilities to the tourists. These lodges and rent houses can help you to stay in the mid f the forest.
General Information
  • You must always make sure that while visiting the Bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary, your clothes or dress should be of Khaki or green color.
  • You must never make a loud noise because it can disturb the lifestyle of the animals that are present in that area.
  • You must never throw food leftovers or litter paper in the forest.
  • If you are doing photography, then you must take proper precautions and make sure that you do not disturb the birds and animals that are present there.
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