Wild Life

Wild Life Sanctuary : Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary


        The sanctuary is located near Semarsot on the Ambikapur- Daltongunj road. Semarsot is about 50 kms from Ambikapur district headquarters of Surguja district. The nearest railhead is Jainagar near Ambikapur. The nearest airport is Varanasi 31 Kms. away. Garwah is 97 kms. away. The area is situated in the northern extension of Ramgarh hills in a north-easterly direction. The area has a border with Bihar state in the east. Tropic of Cancer passes through the area.

  • Area : The area of the sanctuary is 430.36 Sq. Kms.
  • Latitude and Longitude : Latitude : 22º 45' (N), Longitude: 84º (E).
  • Date and year of notification : 1978.
  • Designation of the Officer in charge and Phone No.:

Divisional Forest Officer,
(East) Surguja Divsion,
Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh.
Phone No.: Office: 07774-240765, Res: 222336.

Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary,
P.O. Ambikapur,
Dist.Surguja, Chhattisgarh.

  • Forest Types:
    The forest types found in the sanctuary are
  1. Sal forest
  2. Mixed deciduous forest and
  3. Riverine forest

        The species that generally occur are Shorea robusta, Terminalia alata, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia arjuna Terminalia bellerica, Lagerstroemia parviflora, Anogeissus latifolia, Adina cordfolia, adhuca indica, Emblica officinalis, Butea monosperma, Pterocarpus marsupium, Grewia species etc.

Wildlife birds
Wildlife Peacocks

  • Wildlife:
            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, Nigai, Chinkara, Wild boar, Fox, Jungle cat, Wild dogs etc. A variety of reptiles and birds are also seen.
    • Good time for visiting: January to May.
    • Nearest town: Samarsot (50 kms).
    • Nearest Airport and distance to the sanctuary: Varanasi (315 kms).
    • Nearest Railway Station from the sanctuary: Jainagar
    • Accommodation: Rest houses and hotels are available at Ambikapur.

    Wild Life Sanctuary:Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary

    Wildlife Elephant

            The sanctuary is situated in Surguja district bordering with Uttar Pradesh. Moran river draining into Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar in Uttar pradesh passes through the sanctuary. The sanctuary is about 100 kms from Ambikapur. Pimpri are nearest railheads on the Shaheol, Jainagar and Bhishampur are at a distance of 150 kms.. The area has less of communications. The area drains into Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar reservoir in Uttar Pradesh.

    • Area : The area of the sanctuary is 608.55 sq. km.
    • District Latitude and Longitude: Surguja district Latitude: 24º30' (N), Longitude: 84º (E)
    • Date and year of notification: 1978
    • Designation of the Officer in charge and Phone No.:

    Superintendent/D.E.O.Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary,P.O. Ambikapur, Dist. Surguja, Chhattisgarh.

    Divisional Forest Officer, (North),Surguja, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh.Phone No.: 0774, Office: 240238 Res: 222301

  • Forest Types:
  •         Sal and mixed deciduous forest types occur in the sanctuary. The important species are Shorea robusta, Pterocarpus marsupium, Terminalia alata, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica, Terminalia arjuna, Anogeissus latifolia, Diospyros melonoxylon, Diospyros chloroxylon, Emblica officinalis, Soymida febrifuga, Dendrocalamus strictus, Butea monosperma, Bauhinia species cassia fistula, Grewia species, Gymnosporia spinosa etc.



    Bison, Surguja district

    As per the 1997 estimates, there were 11 tigers and 15 leopards in the sanctuary. The other animals are Nilgai Chital, Sambar, Sloth Bear, Chinkara, Wildboar, Jungle cat, Fox and a variety of reptiles and birds.

    • Good time for visiting:December to March.
    • Nearest town : Ambikapur (94kms).
    • Nearest Airport to the sanctuary :Ranchi (Jharkhand), Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
    • Nearest RS and the distance to the sanctuary:Bishrampur (80 kms).
    • Accommodation : Rest houses and hotels are available at Ambikapur