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Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary Near Mirzapur

Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary Near Mirzapur

This sanctuary is a little above 100 kilometers from Mirzapur and is located at the UP-Bihar borders. The habitat was established in 1982 and has approximate 500 square kilometre of lush, dense vegetation. It is also known for its waterfalls, rock paintings, pre-historic caves and a legacy of rare fossils.

Located at a distance of 26 km from Robertsganj, 60 km from Chunar, 130 km. from Varanasi. Spread over an area of 500 sq. km., the Sanctuary has a veriety of wildlife. The Mukha waterfall is a tourist attraction

Animals found here are Black Buck, Chital, Sambhar, Chinkara, Blue Bull, Indian Monkey, Baboons (Langoor), Rabbits, Porcupine, Wild Dogs, Wild Cat, Snake, Tiger, Leopard, Wolf, Mongoose, Bear, Jackal, Peafowl, Ratal. Black Buck, also called Indian Antelope is a rare & protected species of deer. They can be seen wandering in their natural habitat here. According to their last official count, total number of black buck in the sanctuary was 221.

Birds found here include Grey Quail, Doves, Francolin, Black Partridge, Coloured Francolin, Red spur, pigeon, Blue pigeon, fowl, sand Ground.

Other important animals/Birds are :

Blue bull, chinkara, sambhar, Indian monkey, baboons, porcupine, wild dogs, snake, tiger, leopard, wolf, mongoose, jackal, bear, ratal, wild dogs, black buck can be found in this region. It is also known for its rich avian life. Kaimoor houses a number of beautiful birds like kingfisher, blue jay, pied hornbill, falcon, kites, pigeon, eastern imperial eagle, white-tailed eagle, lesser kestrel, vultures among others. Rare winter birds like ferruginous duck, lesser adjutant, white fronted goose, Asian open bill stork and other flock together in the sanctuary.

Almost 4000 years old rock painting in terracotta colour depicting hunting, cattle grazing, bee-keeping, worshipping, war scenes, floor designs, domestic chores, etc can be seen. The Echo Valley located inside the Sanctuary is also very popular among the tourists.

There are a number of waterfalls in the sanctuary of which Karkat and Telhar stands out. Among the several lakes, Anupam Lake is the most gorgeous of all.

The Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary, established in 1982, is spread over an area of about 500 square kms of Mirzapur & Sonbhadra District, is easily accessible by road. The Sanctuary has a wide variety of wildlife in its lush green dense forest cover with numerous waterfalls, treasure of pre-historic caves, rock paintings & heritage of rare fossils. It is an ideal spot for winter tourism.

Other important animals/Birds are :

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How to Reach :

You can reach here by hired taxi from Robertsganj or Varanasi. Nearest Rail station is Robertsganj and nearest airport is Babatpur Airport, Varanasi 150 kms. It is located at distance of 26 km from Robertsganj, 60 km from Chunar, 130 km from Varanasi

Best time to visit :
October to March

Accommodation :

Tourist Huts can be booked in advance by contacting the sanctuary’s Sub-Forest Conservator

Interesting Places in the Sanctuary :-

Lakhania Paintings (Rock Paintings) :

Rock paintings found in the cave of this area are about 4000 year old and were discovered by Carlleyle in 1968. Most of the paintings are in terracotta colour & depict hunting, cattle grazing, war scenes, worshipping, bee-keeping, decorative floor designs, meeting, domestic chores etc.

Echo Valley :

It is natural valley where phenomenon of echo is distinctly observed. Any sound thrown in the direction of the valley reflects its echo

Entry Fee (in Rs.) Indian Foreigner
Daily for three days 30.00 350.00
Extra day 20.00 175.00
Bus 400.00 400.00
Heavy Bus 800.00 800.00
Jeep 150.00 150.00
Car 50.00 50.00
Motor Cycle 10.00 10.00

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