Maharajganj is a quaint district with serene and tranquil environment and picturesque terrains dotted by meandering streams is a real treat. The WLS is situated at a distance of 56km from Gorakhpur and 50km from Maharajganj .The habitat of Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary shelters fauna like Tiger, Leopard, Cheetal, Bear, Wild cat, Wild boar, Python, etc.
Sohagibarwa Wild Life Sanctuary, carved out of the Old Gorakhpur Forest Division in 1987, is situated in the Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh. The sanctuary, on the border area of the State, has the international Indo-Nepal border in the North and interstate U.P. – Bihar boarder to the East.
This sanctuary has been carved out of Northern part of prestigious Old Gorakhpur Forest Division, in year 1987.
The topography of the sanctuary is almost flat with an average height of 100mtrs above mean sea level. The area gently slopes from North – West to South –East. The sanctuary, drained by great Gandak, the little Gandak, Pyas and Rohin rivers, has a number of ponds, lakes [Tals], swamps and open grass lands. Climate of the area is pleasant throughout the year, with moderately chilly winters, during December & January. Read more about Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary
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Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.
How to reach?
It is located in Maharajganj district in Uttar Pradesh. The nearest railhead & nearest airport is Gorakhpur, at a distance of 77 km and 40km from Maharajganj & at a distance of 58 kms from Anand Nagar. How to reach By Road: can be accessed by road from Gorakhpur up to Maharajganj, from there can also be accessed via Thuthibari, Parsia, Nichlaul, which are the nearby towns of the Sanctuary.
Any, tigers, leopard, cheetal, bear, wild cat, wild boar, jungle cat, small indian civet, langur, deer, blue bull, porcupine
Any, little cormorant, snake bird, brahimini duck, common teal, little egret, cattle egret, paddy bird, pintail, white ibis, black ibis, spoon bill, grey partridge, swamp partridge, red jungle fowl, blue rock pigeon, spotted dove, pea fowl, indian pied hornbill, tree pie, little green bee-eater, pond heron, red-vented blue bul, golden backed wood pecker, pied king fisher, blue king fisher
Any, python, tortoise, crocodile, common cobra, common krait, rat snake