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Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary Chhattisgarh
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Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary Chhattisgarh

  • Location :Surajpur, Chhattisgarh

  • Coverage area : 608.55 sq km

  • Main attraction : Asian elephants, Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, bears

  • Best time to visit :November and June

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  • Nearby cities :Surajpur

Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Chhattisgarh in Surajpur District and derives its name from the most prominent features of the area - Tamor Hill and PinglaNalla. Considered as one of the virgin natural reserves and instances of the rich wildlife that the state has to offer, this sanctuary is raw and untouched, and completely away from commercial activities.

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Location of Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary Chhattisgarh

Located in the Surajpur district of Chhattisgarh, TamorPingla Wildlife Sanctuary is surrounded by the Moran River in the northern boundary while the eastern boundary is guarded by BongaNalla and Rihand River flows in the western boundary. The wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 608.55 sq km and lies about 35 km north of Surajpur. Ambikapur at 94 km makes a good place to halt for tourists on the way to explore the sanctuary.

Climatic conditions

The sanctuary experiences a warm and temperate type of climate. Summers are typically hot and dry, while the mercury drops down to cooler winters. Rainfall is more in summer than in winter with an average rainfall of 1304 mm.The average annual temperature of the sanctuary is 24.3 degree Celsius. Ghui and Biharpur ranges are covered under South Surguja Forest Division which accounts for its mixed deciduous forests. Sal and bamboo forests cover the entire forest making it lush green all over.

Best time to visitTamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary Chhattisgarh

The months between November and June are the best time to plan a visit to TamorPingla Wildlife Sanctuary. The climate during these few months is tolerable and pleasant for the tourists to make the most of the exploration in the rugged forest.

Animals that inhabit the sanctuary

The fauna of the sanctuary is wide and varied with animals like Asian elephants, Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, bears, Sambar deer, wild boars, wild dogs, wolves, blue bulls, chital, bison, four-horned antelope, chinkara, barking deer, red jungle fowl, brown jungle fowl, Golden jackals, Striped hyenas, hare, cobras, nag, pythons, and green pigeon making it their home. Find yourself lucky to spot some of the major attractions like tigers, golden jackals and green pigeons, and keep your cameras ready to capture the moments. An old census done back in 1997 suggested that there were 11 tigers and 15 leopards in the sanctuary at that time. There are no further update reports of the same, but it can be comprehended that the numbers have definitely gone up.

The flora is blessed with Sal and bamboo forests, and the virgin natural reserves untouched by commercialism and the absence of too much crowd, makes the sanctuary a fresh one to reinforce your zeal as a nature lover.

Distance of Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary Chhattisgarh from major cities:

  • Surajpur, 35 km

  • Bishrampur, 80 km

  • Ambikapur, 94 km

  • Ranchi, 311 km

How to reach the National park ?

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  • The nearest airport is Ranchi in Jharkhand at 80 km, which is accessible by rented cars or cabs.

  • Varanasi airport at 328 km away is another option which takes 7.5 hours on road to reach the sanctuary via SH 5A route.

  • Both the airports are well connected with major cities of the country and with few international locations as well.


  • Surajpur railway station is the nearest railhead at 35 km away from the sanctuary.

  • One can avail taxi services from the station to the sanctuary.


  • While the sanctuary isn?t properly connected with the major cities directly, there are few routes from Surajpur, Ambikapur, Bishrampur, Ranchi and Varanasi from where one can avail private and public transports.

Things to do

Discover nature from the closest

Though there is not much of a beautification of the sanctuary, the rugged look of the forest is the actual beauty and attraction of the forest.


Though there have been threats and attacks back in 1990 that accounted for the drop in the number of tigers in the region, you may still find some elephants along with barking deer, sambar deer, bear, chital, leopard, elephant, four-horned antelope, blue bull, bison, chinkara and wild boar.


Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary may not be among your topmost preference in the vacation list, but if you want to explore nature from the closest, it may be the best place to go.


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