Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary
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Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary located at the borders of Bihar-Uttar Pradesh at Kaimur District is one of india’s lesser known yet comparatively rich reserve in terms of its flora & fauna. The largest sanctuary in the state, it sprawls over 500 sq km. and was set up in 1982.
The reserve comprises of verdant landscape housing apart from the animals & birds, some exotic species of plant life. sheesham teek, saal, jamun, mahua, salai, jheengar, siddha and Koraiya. Overall, a walk through the reserve passes through stretches of deciduous forest, mosaic grassland and swampy marshes. The fauna at the reserve comprises of antelope, blue bull, black buck Chital, chinkara, leopard, blackbuck, karakal and bijju. A large number of resident and migratory bird species also abounds at Kaimoor. Poaching was also a problem during the earlier years and after much hue and cry from the public and planning from the reserve staff, substantial reduction in the poaching rate were achieved.
Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary (Best Time to Visit)
Keeping in mind the prevailing weather conditions and the seasoning of migratory birds, the period from October and March is regarded as the ideal to visit the reserve.