Jungle Safari in Bihar

The Bhimbandh Sanctuary is bequeathed with a wide array of flora and fauna that distinctly demarcated this sanctuary from its contemporaries. The chief plants that flourish here at the Bhimbandh Sanctuary in Bihar are Sal, Kend, Semal and an entire caboodle of creepers belonging to different taxonomic categories. The main animals found at Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary are tigers, panthers, wild boars, sloth bear, sambar deer, chitals, four-horned anteope and nilgais. However, the sanctuary is more famous for its bird life rather than the land animals. It is home to more than 100 species of resident birds, which stay here all year around. The number increases in the migratory season i.e. during the winters, when there is an influx of birds from the Central Asia region.

The holy river Ganga also spans the southern extremities of the Bhimbandh Sanctuary and provides a pleasant ambiance to them. The terrain of the Bhimbandh Sanctuary primarily comprises of a cockling stretch of knolls that presents a marvelous view to it.Lying in the famous Kharagpur range, Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of a very rich and varied fauna. In fact, the flora here is quite distinctive when compared with the other sanctuaries in Bihar. As you move across the sanctuary, you will find the vegetation comprising of Sal, Kend, Semal and creepers belonging to different classifications.

Besides being famous for its wildlife, the place is also well accounted for its hot water springs. These hot springs are basically found at the valley portion and the foothills of Bhimbandh. Interestingly, these hot springs have the same temperature, ranging from about 52 degree to 65 degree, all year around, with nominal seasonal fluctuations. The hot springs at Bhimbandh are said to contain traces of radioactive matter. Apart from the sanctuary, there are many tourist places near Bhimbandh that are worth visiting. These include Rishikund, Ha-Ha Punch Kumari, Rameshwar Kund, Kharagpur Lake, Sringrishi etc.

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