This Sanctuary is located in the famous Kaimur hills range. It is the largest sanctuary in the state and occupies an area of about 1342 km2.In the valleys of the Sanctuary there are several waterfalls, of which the finest are, Karkat Waterfall and Telhar. This sanctuary has ancient cave paintings and the oldest Fossil Park to its acclaim.
The animals making part of the habitat of the Wildlife Sanctuary are Tigers, Leopards, Wild Boars, Sloth Bear, Sambar Deer, Chitals, Four-Horned Antelope, Nilgais amongst many others. It is home to more than 70 species of resident birds, which stay here all around the year. The number increases in the migratory season i.e. during the winters, when there is an influx of birds from the Central Asia region.
Kaimoor Wild Life Sanctuary is located in two different districts named Mirzapur & Sonebhadra. Divisional head quarter at Mirzapur. The total geographical is 140.58 sq. km. It is well connected by road & rail, nearest railway station is chruk on Delhi - Howrah train root. We can accesses by road from Delhi & Lucknow by road. Distance from Lucknow is 380.00 km. (Chruk) & from Delhi 800.00 km. The nearest airport is Varanasi 100 km. away from chruk. In the sanctuary area, we can see Black Buck, Chinkara, Sambhar, Cheetal, Bear, Leopard, Wolf & Blue Bull etc. In flora Bamboo, Palas, Khair, Mahua, Dhau etc.
2- Representative photograph of area
3- Road Map of the Area
4- Area (Geographical)
Longitude- E 82o20.255 to 83 o08.3888
Latitude- N24 o 27.850 to 24 o 52.015
5- Best time to Visit
Visiting season starts from 15 Nov to 15 June, Best season for sighting wild life is Feb.- March.
Kaimoor Wild Sanctuary spread over the Vindyan Range . Summer - Temp varies from 270c to 450c. Winter - Temp varies from 60c to 260c. Rains are frequent during Monsoons.
Black buck, Chinkara, Sambhar, Cheetal, Bear, Leopard, Wolf etc.
There is very dense and good forest of Bamboo, Palas, Khair, Mahua, Dhau etc.
10- How to get there
Churk (Sonebhdra) is the headquarter of the Kaimoor Wild Life Sanctuary. Here We can be accesses by road & rail from Mirzapur & Delhi.
11- Important Natural Attractions
Black Buck Valley Mahuwariya Rest house, Mukha Fall, Slakhan Fossils Park, Lekhniya Painting.
Kaimur Hills, Waterfalls, Fossil Park, Ancient Cave Paintings
12. Cultural Aspect
In District Sonebhdra people celebrate so many functions like Dashahara, Diwali in month of October-November. April to June, it is very hot maximum temperature up to 460c, October to March - good weather Rains-Normal.
13- Contact Numbers
Name of Institution
D.F.O. Kaimoor Wild Life Division
Ghurahoopatti, Jogiyabari Road, Mirzapur, U.P.
Wild Life Warden
Kaimoor Wild Life Sanctuary, Chruk, Sonebhadra
How to get there
The head quarter of the Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary is in Churk, Sonbhadra .Churk is at a distance of 86 kms from Mirzapur via Robertsganj either by train or road and 370 kms from Lucknow. The nearest airport is Varanasi.
Booking of accommodations at Dudhwa, Motipur & Kakraha are open.
Note : Visit to forest areas is not allowed till 14th November.