Semarsot Sanctuary Balrampur Chhattisgarh

There are many sanctuaries in the state of Chhattisgarh, Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary is one of them, it comes under the Balrampur district in the northern part of Chhattisgarh. 

A river Semarsot flows through most of the part of the Semarsot, hence the name of this sanctuary Semarsot.

Semarsot Sanctuary

It is at a distance of about 58 km from Ambikapur city. 

 sanctuary comes under the Balrampur district. 

This sanctuary was established in the year 1978. 

This sanctuary is about 430.36 sq km. 

It is spread over an area of 1000 km which is spread over Balrampur, Rajpur and Pratappur development blocks.

 Apart from the Semarsot river, Sendri, Chanan, Sonsu, Sendur and Mograhi rivers flow in the sanctuary.

Forest of Semarsot Sanctuary

Sal forest

Mixed deciduous forest

Riverine forest

Wildlife in Semarsot Sanctuary


As per the 1997 census of animals, there were 1 Tiger and 19 Lepards in the sanctuary. The other animals found are Gour, Chital, Sambar, Sloth bear, Nilgai, Chinkara, Wild boar, Fox, Jungle cat, Wild dogs, etc. A variety of reptiles and birds are also seen.

If we talk about wild animals, then here mainly Sambhar, Chital, Nilgai, Kotri wild dog, Wild boar, Warkigdeer, Chowsinha, Chinkra, Bear, Peacock, Monkey, Wolves, etc. animals here.

Tourist places in Semarsot Sanctuary

There are many places of interest inside the sanctuary that attract tourists but Powai Falls is very famous among the people around.

Powai Falls

This waterfall is located in the Chanan river flowing in the sanctuary, the height of this waterfall is about 100 meters. It is about 16 km away from Balrampur city. You can easily reach through your vehicles.


Here naturally hot water is coming out from the earth, it fills people with wonder, so it is famous all over the state and many people come to see it. The water here is so hot that people cook potatoes, rice, and eggs in the hot water here.

Best time to visit Semarsot Sanctuary

Throughout the year you can visit.

But the best time is January to May

How To Reach Semarsot

By Road

Nearest Bus Stand is Balrampur

By Air

The nearest airport is Darmia Airport, Ambikapur CG 18Km from Gandhi Chowk

 Varanasi Airport is 315 km from the semarsot

Ranchi is also the nearest one.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is at Ambikapur and Jainagar Railway Station


The sanctuary is on the Ambikapur- Daltongunj road. 

Distance from Ambikapur

Semarsot is about 50 kms from Ambikapur.



 Ambikapur is a city where you can get Rest houses and hotels in the affordable range.

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