Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary, Surguja

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Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary in Surguja district borders Uttar Pradesh. The name of the sanctuary is derived from Tamor Hill and Pingla Nalla. They are ancient and significant features of this area. Moran river flows through this sanctuary and drains into Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar reservoir in Uttar Pradesh.

It is 100km from Ambikapur and 35km north of Surajpur. Sprawling over an area of 608.55 sq. km the sanctuary houses innumerable species of trees and wildlife. Pimpri is the closest railway station. The area lacks proper communication. Ghui and Biharpur ranges comes under South Surguja Forest Division.

Mixed deciduous forest dominate the sanctuary. Sal and bamboo forests are seen althrough. Tigers, leopards, bears, sambar deer, blue bulls, chital, bison and many such animals are found here. Variety of birds and reptiles are also seen in this region.

November to June is the best time to explore this sanctuary. Ranchi in Jharkhand and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh are the closest airports. Surajpur is the closest railway station. Tourists and researchers can halt at Ramkola or Ambikapur.


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