Wildlife Sanctuaries & Zoos

  • Wildlife Sanctuaries & Zoos
  • The total area of forest cover and tree plantation in Uttar Pradesh is 22,121sq. km., which works out to 9.18 of the total geographical area of two 2,40,928 sq. km. This stands much lower than the standard level of 33.33% in terms of the National Forest Policy, 1988. Uttar Pradesh is most populous State in the Country. The Forest Department in U.P. was set up way back in the year 1855. Keeping in view the increasing population in the State and constant demand for land for development purposes, it appears difficult to achieve the prescribed average 33.33%. Another reason is increasing demand for firewood, fodder, timber and forest produce for small and cottage industries.

    • There are  numbers of Wild life Sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh.
    • Below is the list of these sanctuaries along with location and nearest Railhead or Road.

    S.No. Sanctuary Park Location Predominant Nearest Railhead/Road
      Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary Tapovan Lodge, District - Balrampur Gonda (42km)
      Kishanpur Sanctuary Nepalese Terai, District - Lakhimpur Kheri Tiger, Leopard, Swamp Deer Mailani (20km)
      Katarniaghat Sanctuary Nepalese Terai, District - Bahraich Tiger, Leopard, Swamp Deer, Chital, Nilgai, Sambhar Bichhiya (4km)
      Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary District - Unnao Avian fauna Kusumbhi (8km) Nawabganj UPSTDC Accommodation available
      Hastinapur Sanctuary District - Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Ghaziabad, Bijnor, Jyotiba Phule Nagar Chital, Sambhar, Nilgai, Leopard, Hyena Meerut (35km)
      National Chambal Sanctuary District - Agra, Etawah Maggar, Gharial, Chinkara, Sambhar, Nilgai, Wolf Agra (70km)/ Etawah (15km)
      Mahavir Swami Sanctuary District - Lalitpur Leopard, Nilgai, Wild Bear, Sambhar Lalitpur (30km)
      Ranipur Sanctuary District - Banda, Chitrakoot Sloth bear, Blackbuck, Spur fowl, Painted Partridge, Chinkara Karvi (25km)
      Chandra Prabha Sanctuary District - Chandauli Panther, Chinkara, Sambhar, Chital, Peafowl Varanasi, Mughal Sarai (65km)/ Chakiya (20km)
      Kaimoor Sanctuary District - Mirzapur and Sonbhadra Leopard, Black buck, Chital, Ratel, Peafowl Churk (20km)
      Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary District - Kannauj Fishing cat, Nilgai, Jackal, Mongoose, Monkey, Local / Migratory Birds Kannauj (40km)
      Samaspur Sanctuary District - Rae Bareli Jackal Mongoose, Hare, Local/Migratory birds Unchahar (19km)/ Salon (10km)
      Suhelva Sanctuary District - Balrampur, Gonda, Sravasti Tiger, Cheetal, Leopard, Bear, Boar, Wild Cat, Birds Balrampur (60km)
      Sandi Sanctuary District - Hardoi Jackal, Mongoose, Nilgai, Local/Migratory Birds Hardoi (19km)
      Bakhira Sanctuary District - Sant Kabir Nagar Jackal, Mongoose, Nilgai, Local/Migratory Birds Sant Kabir Nagar (20km)
      Patna Sanctuary District - Etah Fishing cat, Jackal, Mongoose, Hare, Nilgai, Monkey, Fox, Local/Migratory Birds Jalesar (10km)
      Sur Sarovar Sanctuary District - Agra Jackal, Mongoose, Hare, Local/Migratory birds Agra (20km)
      Suraha Tal Sanctuary District - Ballia Jackal, Mongoose, Nilgai, Monkey, Local/Migratory Birds Ballia (13km)
      Vijai Sagar Sanctuary District - Mahoba Jackal, Mongoose, Wild cat, Local/Migratory birds Mahoba (4km)
      Saman Sanctuary District - Mainpuri Jackal, Mongoose, Hare, Local/Migratory Birds Mainpuri (38km)
      Parvati Arga Sanctuary District - Gonda Jackal, Mongoose, Hare, Nilgai, Wild cat, Local/Migratory Birds Gonda (40km)
      Okhla Sanctuary District - Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar Local/Migratory Birds Delhi (15km) / Okhla (1km)
      Sohagi Barwa Sanctuary District - Maharajganj Tiger, Leopard, Cheetal, Bear, Wild cat, Wild boar, Python Gorakhpur (56km)/ Maharajganj (50km)
      Kachhua Sanctuary District - Varanasi Species of Tortoise, Ganga Dolphin, Water Animals Varanasi

    Forest Department provides accommodation at most of the national parks and sanctuaries.
    Please  click here  For more information Or You can contact :-
    Chief Wildlife Warden,
    17-Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow
    Phone : 0522-2206584