Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS) is east of Bhairamgarh in the Bijapur district.

The sanctuary is over an area of 138.95 sq km.

In 1983, with the objective of banning excessive hunting and conservation of the extinct forest buffalo, the Bhairamgarh Sanctuary was administratively attached to the Indravati Tiger Reserve in 1995.

Various species of wild animals in the sanctuary include nilgai, sambar, gaur, barking deer, sloth bear, wild boar, jackal, and wild buffalo including striped hyena.

Similarly, ornithologists have also recorded the occurrence of various species of birds living in the sanctuary.

Important bird species found in the BWS include darters, woodpeckers, peafowl, jungle fowls, green pigeons, budgies, parrots, and storks, including migratory bird species.

The BWS includes mixed deciduous forest, teak forest, dry tropical riverine rainforest, and bamboo break.

Bhairamdev Temple in BWS

This temple is at Bhairamgarh in Bijapur and is a rock of Ardhanariswar carved on large boulders.

The image belongs to the 13-14th century AD.

It is an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Within 500 meters of the temple, several sculptures related to the Nag Raj depict historical significance.

There is a rare image of Lord Brahma in the area.

Bhairamgarh Waterfall

Distance of Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS) from Raipur

about 430 km from the capital Raipur.

Distance of Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS) from Bijapur

It is approximately 50 kms. away from Bijapur

Best time to visit

October to May

Other Sanctuaries

Baranvapara Sanctuary

Bhoramdeo Sanctuary

Tamor Pingla Sanctuary

Badalkhol Sanctuary

Pamed Wildlife Sanctuary



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