There are 500 crocodiles in this conservation center.
The tourism department of the state government has included this center in tourist places.
The number of domestic and foreign tourists coming here is continuously increasing.
The Crocodile Conservation Center is spread over 200 acres of land.
In this, a reservoir has been constructed on 85 acres.
Around 200 crocodiles have been preserved in the reservoir in their natural environment.
165 crocodiles have been brought to this reservoir from other places.
The rest of the crocodiles were already available here or have been bred.
Crocodile is 12 feet or 10 feet long.
Main Gate of Park
Before the entry gate one ticket counter from where you can take tickets.
For adults, it is Rs 20, and for those below 12 years of age, Rs 10 is an entry fee.
For kids and local people, entry is free.
At the entry gate, there is a park map from where you can get all locations.
Reservoir spread over 85 acres
For the safety of tourists around the reservoir, a double-layer mesh has also been installed at a distance of 10 feet from the water level.
Crocodiles can be seen from the circumambulation path along the shore.
A two-story watching tower has been built in this park.
The entire complex can be viewed simultaneously from the watching tower.
A well-equipped restaurant and attractive swings for children have been set up for arranging food and refreshments for the tourists.
The trees and plants planted for beautification on the campus attract tourists
A canteen is available inside the park.
But food item is restricted inside.
Before the construction of this Park, there was a mudha pond in Kotmi Sonar village at this place.
Because of the favorable environment, crocodiles used to reside here before.
Due to the presence of crocodiles, there used to be a possibility of a loss of life or loss of animals in the village.
This was resolved by building a crocodile conservation center here.
This center is being developed as a tourist destination.
The person taking care of the Crocodile Conservation Center says that 40 to 50 thousand tourists come here every year.
Foreign tourists also visit the state including neighboring states.
This village of Kotmi Sonar used to be the village of Sonaro in the olden times, from which pots full of many coins and ancient ornaments have also been found here.
It is said that earlier this village used to be a complete fort which was surrounded from all sides and the people here The Archaeological Department has also received ancient remains here and the old fort of this place has also got the status of a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India in the name of Kotmi Sonar Fort, although now only its stones remain in the name of the fort.
Nevertheless, if you look at this place from all sides, it seems as if this whole village would be surrounded by the walls of the fort.
Distance of crocodile park from Bilaspur
This place is about 30-35 km from Bilaspur. You can come here by train from Bilaspur or book a taxi by road.
The distance of the crocodile park from Janjgir Champa
this place is about 20 km from Janjgir Champa district headquarter.
Distance of crocodile park from Akaltara
10 km from Akaltara.
Park is closed every Monday.
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