Complete list of Wildlife Sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh. There are total 25 Sanctuary including national park to bird sanctuary. Find their establishment date, spread in total areas and brief detail.
Wildlife Sanctuaries Located Across Uttar Pradesh
Following are the list of popular Wildlife Sanctuaries which are located in UP, more detail like it’s name, establishment date and area details are given below:
|1||Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary||1980||29 km2|
|2||Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary||1957|
|3||Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Bird Wildlife Sanctuary||1972||427.07 hectares|
|4||Dudhwa National Park||1977||490.3 km²|
|5||Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary||1986||2073 km²|
|6||Jai Prakash Narayan (Surha taal) Bird Wildlife Sanctuary|
|7||Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary||1982||500 km²|
|8||Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary||1975||400.6 km²|
|9||Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary||1972||227 km²|
|10||Lakh Bahosi Bird Wildlife Sanctuary||80 km²|
|11||Mahavir Swami Wildlife Sanctuary||5.4 km²|
|12||National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary||1979||5,400 km²|
|13||Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary|
|14||Okhla Bird Wildlife Sanctuary||3.5 km²|
|15||Parvati Aranga Bird Wildlife Sanctuary|
|16||Patna Wildlife (Pundhir Bird) Sanctuary||1991||1.08 km²|
|17||Pilibhit Tiger Reserve||2008||730.2 km²|
|18||Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary||1977||230 km²|
|19||Saman Bird Wildlife Sanctuary||1990||5 km²|
|20||Samaspur Wildlife (Bird) Sanctuary||1987||122 km|
|21||Sandi Bird Wildlife Sanctuary||1990||3.09 km²|
|22||Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary|
|23||Sohelwa Wildlife Sanctuary|
|24||Sur Sarovar Wild Life Sanctuary|
|25||Suraha Tal Sanctuary||1991||34.32 km²|
|26||Turtle (Kachhua) Wildlife Sanctuary||1989|
|27||Vijai Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary||1990|
Dudhwa National Park
Dudhwa National Park is situated on Indo Nepal border and covers an area of 1284.3 square kilometre. It was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1980’s. Visitors can find many lakes of differing sizes in this reserve. This National Park is one of the safest shelters for Bengal Tigers. In addition, one can also find one horned rhino and Chital here.
National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary
It is a riverine sanctuary located along the Chambal river. It supports huge number of local gharial or Gavialis gangeticus. It is also a good spot for watching Gangetic dolphins. In this sanctuary, one can find 8 turtle species. Visitors can also get glimpse of many native and migratory varieties of beautiful birds in this wildlife destination. Also check the hill stations near Meerut city here.
Martyr Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary
With a small area of 2.25 square kilometre, Martyr Chandra Shekhar Wildlife Sanctuary is a nice spot for bird preservation. Visitors can watch birds like Common Teal, Garganey, Marsh Harrier and Gadwall.
Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
It is the holy point where Lord Krishna used to meet his beloved Radha during Dwapara Yuga. It covers an area of 7.97 square kilometre. There is a beautiful lake in the vicinity of the sanctuary. One can find as many as 165 species of endemic and migratory birds in this place. This bird sanctuary inherits it’s name from reverend poet Surdas. It was here that Surdas got inspired to compose his compilation of verses known as Bhakti Kavya. Apart from its spiritual significance, Sur Sarovar bird sanctuary has added speciality. This sanctuary is used to preserve a variety of bear called the ‘dancing bear’.
Ranipur National Park
Ranipur National Park is situated adjacent to the holy spot of Chitrakutdham. Throughout its area, this reserve is full of green shrubs. One can also get to see the Nilgai here. Apart from wildlife, this National Park is home to many sightseeing points of spiritual significance like Sabri waterfall, Raghav waterfall, Amravati waterfall and Dhanwantari ashram.
Mahavirswami Wildlife sanctuary
Set amidst dense forested region, the sanctuary has lush green landscape and varying topography. Visitors can find wild beasts like Nilgai, leopard, wild boar and sambar here. In addition miscellaneous birds are found at this spot, making it a bird watchers’ delight. Apart from wildlife, the sanctuary is home to 41 Jain temples representative of the Gupta or Golden age. Many edifices and pillars are also found here.
Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary
Hastinapur sanctuary is spread over an area of 2073 square kilometre. It is inhabited by wildlife varieties like sambar, cheetah, blue bull, swamp deer, hyena, wild cat etc. Visitors can have a look at the activities of amphibians and butterflies. Hastinapur sanctuary is also a bird watching spot. Birds commonly spotted here include painted storks, colorful woodpeckers, kingfisher and bulbul.
Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary
Kishanpur sanctuary is spread over an area of 200 square kilometer. The entire area is covered by green meadows. One can watch interesting wildlife species like swamp deer, spotted deer, python and tigers. The scene of chital or Barasingha moving in herds is a visitor’s delight. One can also watch colorful birds in this sanctuary.