Published on: December 7, 2022

Kanger Valley National Park

Kanger Valley National Park

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Mashtūl as Sūq Chhattisgarh’ s first ever interstate bird survey was conducted in the Kanger Valley national park


  • Survey was conducted by Forest department of Kanger Valley National Park and birders from Chhattisgarh in collaboration with Birds and Wildlife of Chhattisgarh and Bird Count India.
  • The survey revealed that the landscape of Kanger Valley can potentially host species found in the Himalayas, the Northeast, the Eastern and Western Ghats.

About Kanger Ghati National Park

  • Location: Jagdalpur in the Bastar region Chhattisgarh, India
  • Nearest city: Jagdalpur
  • it is one of India’s densest national parks, and is known for its biodiversity, landscape, waterfalls, and subterranean geomorphologic limestone caves
  • It is a home of the Bastar hill myna, the state bird of Chhattisgarh.
  • River : Kanger River
  • The national park has mainly Cuddapah group of rock formation and at some places Vindhyan group of rock formation
  • Renowned eco-tourism site : Tirathgarh Waterfalls
  • Fauna : Malabar giant squirrel, chital, rhesus macaques, grey langurs, scat of sloth bears and leopards and Indian wolf, an endangered species is also seen