Wildlife Sanctuary OrchhaCurrently Closed
- Address: Lalitpur Mahrauni Marg, Uttar Pradesh 472246, Orachha, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 150 INR
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
- Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Family And Kids
Set on an island on the Betwa and Jamni River, the Orchha wildlife sanctuary is technically in the state of Uttar Pradesh, but is commonly visited via Orchha. Conceptualised by Maharaja Sir Vir Singh Deo Bahadur (1930-1956) in the 1940’s, this enormous versant area is home to more than 200 species of birds. Covered with beautiful trees like Teak trees (species Tectona grandis), the sanctuary also has exotic wildlife like Wild boar, Langur, Blue Bull (Nilgai) and Sloth Bear.
Earlier, this green enclave was home to Indian Tiger; however none can be spotted today. Last tiger was spotted here in the 1970’s.
Today, the area is protected by developing walking and driving trails. Visit the place for bird watching and biking. In season, river rafting is also available!
- Ticket prices for Indian: 15 INR
- Timings are subjected to change.
- Rented car, taxi.
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87.1% of people who visit Orachha include Wildlife Sanctuary Orchha in their plan
66.67% of people start their Wildlife Sanctuary Orchha visit around 07 AM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Wildlife Sanctuary Orchha
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wildlife Sanctuary Orchha
People normally also visit Jhansi Fort while planning their trip to Wildlife Sanctuary Orchha.
Orchha, a town in the Tikamgarh District is known as few of the most visited places in Madhya Pradesh. Orchha also gets importance due to few of the most popular places that exist within it, including the Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary. Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary lies within the area through which Betwa River flows. It's one of the most scenic places in Madhya Pradesh. The river water of Betwa forms one of the main sources of water for the wildlife living within. Unlike other vast wildlife sanctuaries, Orchha Wild life Sanctuary is comparatively smaller, around 25 kms long and 15 kms wide. It covers an area of around 46 sq.km. Yet the Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary gains importance due to few factors, which includes rich wildlife, Betwa River and some dense plantations. Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to few of the most endangered species in the world. Recommended: Panna Tiger Reserve - Travel Information Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary Established in the year 1994, Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary lies within huge forest which is home to few of the dense plantations of Dhawa Trees and Kardhai Trees (Anogeissus Spp). Other than the Betwa River, Jamni River too flows along the Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary. Though it can't be referred as a reserve, yet the Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary resembles a natural jungle environ which borders the Madhya Pradesh from Uttar Pradesh. The Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary appeals tourist for its solitude and natural forest ambience. Apart from Dhawa and Kardhai Trees, few other plants which contribute to the thick plantations of Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary include Teak, Palaash and Khair. Though one may not enjoy the pleasure of spotting tigers and leopards, yet one can find many interesting fauna like spotted deer, Blue Bull, Peacock, Wild pig, Monkey, Jackal, Nilgai, Sloth Bear and many such species. Watching these animals within their natural habitats is a great experience within itself. But what appeals more than anything is the Bird watching experience one gets to enjoy in Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary. In fact Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary is often referred as a Bird Sanctuary by main foreign and Indian tourists. Around 200 bird species can be found at Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary near the river ecosystem, which includes many in-house birds and various migrants from all over the World like peafowls, peacocks, swans, black swan, Jungle Bush Quail, minivet, stork, kingfisher, owls, woodpecker, geese, collared scops owls and many more. Around 200 bird species can be found at Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary near the river ecosystem, which includes many in-house birds and various migrants from all over the World like peafowls, peacocks, swans, black swan, Jungle Bush Quail, minivet, stork, kingfisher, owls, collared scops owls and many more. Apart from Bird Watching, Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary also offers many other adventure sports options including fishing, river rafting, canoeing, boating, trekking, camping and jungle trekking and hiking opportunities.
I had a wonderful time, as always, roaming about in the forest. It s not a big one, spanning a nice 46 sq km, yet noise of playful Betwa river flowing somewhere down the slopes saps all the worries out of u, tendu trees seem to reassure ur safety, a stray flock of Neelgais, or a peacock here or there, bluejays shying away simply deliver the message that we are members of a big big very big family; we share the same mother earth, river, resources and we r all children of God Lord Ram who presides nearby in the temple just across the river. Hyannas, neelgai (blue bucks),monkeys, birds of many kinds, occasional boar, deer, wild mongoose, pythons, can be spotted here. Forest Deptt officials do appear sometimes, out of the blue, and object to 'transgressing', although it is a different matter that the kiosks lie deserted most of the time
Great birding experience. Vultures at the chatris is a sight to behlold. Glad they are surviving here alongside history.
It's nice but the policy for visiting sanctuary by public auto and charges are not fair 😢
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