Bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary
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Bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary

  • Location : Munger district near Jamui

  • Coverage area : 681.99 km

  • Main attraction : tigers, panthers, wild boars, sloth bear, sambar deer, chitals

  • Best time to visit : November and March

  • Nearby excursions : Goenka Shivalaya, Kastaharni Ghat, Munger Fort

  • Nearby cities : Munger


Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary is a picturesque shot of nature located in Munger district near Jamui. The sanctuary goes back to the Mahabharata days - legends say that Bheema, one of the Pandavas, constructed a dam (bandh) here, which named the place as Bhimbandh. Apart from its rich flora and fauna, and the exotic wildlife, the sanctuary is famous for its hot water springs.


Location of the bhimbandh wildlife sanctuary

Covering an area of 681.99 km2 on the hills and scenic rolling tract of Kharagpur Hills, the sanctuary is located at a distance of 56 km at the southern border of Munger, and at an altitude of 260 ft. Bhimbandh is situated south of the Ganges River, at the northern border of Chota Nagpur Plateau and west of SanthalPargana. Densely inhabited non-forestry areas cover the sanctuary from all sides. There are several hot springs in the valley portions and at the foothills - Bhimbandh, SitaKund and Rishi Kund being the finest of all.


Climatic conditions

The climate of Munger district is normal – with three distinct seasons namely summer (March to May), monsoon (June to September) and winter (October to February). The area gets an annual rainfall of 1146 mm.


Best time to visit bhimbandh wildlife sanctaury

The best time to visit Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary is between November and March, as the temperature remains soothing and perfect to explore the regions. However, it is a must to obtain a prior permission to enter to this place from the forest department office in Kharagpur.


Animals that inhabit the park

Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for animals like tigers, panthers, wild boars, sloth bear, sambar deer, chitals, four-horned antelope and nilgais. However, theavifauna is more distinct and crowded than the land animals. The sanctuary is home to more than 100 species of resident birds, which stay here all year around. During the migratory season of winter, the number of birds goes up when there is an influx of birds from the Central Asia region.

You can also spot jungle cat, fishing cat and leopard cat along with small mammals like the rare hispid hare, Indian gray mongoose, small Indian mongoose, large Indian civet, small Indian civets, Bengal fox, golden jackal, sloth bear, Chinese pangolin, Indian pangolins, hog badger, Chinese ferret badgers, and particolored flying squirrel. Reptiles like crocodile, snakes, cobra and kraits are found very commonly in the area.

Common bird species found here are peafowl, grey partridge, quail, , mainas, pigeon, wood pigeon, blue jay, owl, falcon, kite, eastern imperial eagle, greater spotted eagle, malabar, pied hornbill, swallow, nightjars, dronge, paradisefly, kingfisher, bulbul,white-tailed eagle, Pallas's fish eagle, grey-headed fish eagle, lesser kestrel and vulture.

The sanctuary is quite rich in flora as well, flaunting both the grassland and the forest biomes. Worth mentioning is the flora of the sanctuary that is quite diverse and unique differentiating it from other popular sanctuaries.


Ideal time to visit the sanctuary

The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is known for its birds and migratory birds. You can observe the birds here without any obstruction during the winter season. A visit at any time during the winter seasons will help you find what you are looking for here. However, if you wish to visit the park solely for the purpose of photography, then you should plan a visit between December and February.


Distance of munger from major cities

(Please note Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary is another 56 km from the southern border of Munger)

  • Delhi, 1193 kms

  • Jaipur, 1279 kms

  • Kolkata, 500 kms

  • Raipur, 909 kms

  • Patna, 178 kms

  • Lucknow, 689 kms

  • Rourkela, 587 kms

  • Jabalpur, 890 km

  • Cuttack, 739 kms

  • Bokaro, 301 kms

  • Bangalore, 2241 kms

  • Durgapur, 296 kms

  • Ranchi, 355 kms

  • Jamshedpur, 411 kms

  • Varanasi, 429 kms


How to reach the national park ?

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Airways

  • The nearest airport is at Patna, almost 200 km away. Patna airport is well connected to different cities all over the country.

  • Cabs, rented cars and buses (private and government) are available to the sanctuary.

Railways

  • Jamui railway station is the nearest, located 20 km from the sanctuary.

  • Bariarpur station at Jamalpur Bhagalpur section is also quite near at 29.8 km.

  • Both the stations are connected to the sanctuary by private and government buses, and also by public transports like cabs and rented cars. However, Jamui railway station is better connected to the different cities of the country than Bariarpur.

Roadways

  • The nearest road link is NH80 that connects with the nearest railway stations as well as nearby cities.

  • Road route: Bariarpur - Shampur - Kharagpur - Gangta - Bhimbandh - Jamui.

Accommodation facilities

There are several hotels and accommodation centers that vary as per everyone’s budget and requirements. There are luxury hotels as well as budget and economy lodges.

Things to do

Rich and exclusive fauna

Explore the huge diversity of fauna including tigers, panthers, wild boars, sloth bear, sambar deer, chitals, four-horned antelope and nilgais.

Avifauna

The avifauna, or the bird life, is richer and more vivid in the sanctuary, especially during the winter when the migratory birds fly down adding up to more than 100 species of resident birds that stay here throughout the year.

Flora

Your eyes will thank you for treating them with so much greenery all around exhibiting both the grassland and the forest biomes. You will feel the difference and uniqueness of the flora here which is distinct on its own.

Other attractions near bhimbandh

  • GoenkaShivalayafor magical beauty and calming atmosphere.

  • The outstanding history and local stories of Munger Fort.

  • KastaharniGhatfor history nerd.

Conclusion

Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary is still unknown and unexplored a wildlife sanctuary which is a must for changing your taste and to try the diversity of the region.


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