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Wildlife Sanctuaries

Barnawapara Sanctuary

Barnawapara Wildlife sanctuary, is named after Bar and nawapara forest villages, which are in the heart of the sanctuary. It is a land mass of undulating terrain dotted with numerous low and high hillocks well forested area of North-eastern corner of Raipur district. The Tributaries of Mahanadi are the source of water. River Balamdehi forms the western boundary and Jonk River forms the north-eastern boundary of the Sanctuary. The well stocked forests of the Sanctuary Classified as Teas sal and mixed forests. This sanctuary is famous for the frequent sighting of the Indian bison (Gaur) Cheetal, Sambhar, Neelgai, Wild boar are commonly seen.Bar-Nawapara boosts of over 150 species Birds.

Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary

The Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary is near Semarsot on the Ambikapur-Daltongunj Road. To reach Semarsot by rail, you have to get down at the Jainagar Railway Station which is the nearest to the place. The airport nearest to Semarsot is Varanasi. Tourists will find quality accommodation in the town of Ambikapur. The best time to visit the Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary is from January to May, when you can spot herds of deer, like Nilgai, Chital, Sambar, Chinkara.

Bhoramdeo Sanctuary

Bhoramdeo Wildlife Sanctuary also known as Bhoramdeo is located in Kabirdham district at a distance of 140 km from Raipur and is named after the famous Bhoramdeo temples. The best time to visit the Bhoramdeo Wildlife Sanctuary is between November and March and the town nearest to the sanctuary is that of Kawardha. The Sanctuary is 140 km from Raipur. You can travel to the Bhoramdeo Wildlife Sanctuary by roads from Kawardha which is again well connected to Raipur. The nearest airport is at Raipur.

Gomarda Sanctuary

Gomarda Wildlife Sanctuary (GWS) is one of the Wildlife Sanctuaries in Chhattisgarh and it is located near Sarangarh town in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh. It is approximately 10 km away from Sarangarh town in Raigarh district and is a perfect tourist locale for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. A variety of exotic wildlife can be witnessed if one arrives at the Gomarda Wildlife Sanctuary. The months of winter are said to be the most ideal time of paying visit to the sanctuary, particularly from November till June. Wild animals found in the sanctuary include leopard, wild dog, jackal, fox, bedi or predators such as wild cat, gaur, nilgai, Sambar, chital, kotri.

Tamor Pingla Sanctuary

Main wildlife attraction is Nilgai, Chital, Sambar, Chinkara, deerwild boars, foxes. The Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary which is located in the Surjuga District is so called because of the 2 prominent features of this piece of land the Tamor Hill and the Pingla Nalla (stream). Bishrampur is the nearest railhead to the sanctuary. In the case of Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary too, Ambikapur makes a good halt for tourists who come to have a glimpse of the mixed wildlife of this sanctuary. Excellent time to explore the sanctuary and heat is from November to June.

National Parks and biosphere Reserve

Kanger Valley National Park

Kanger Valley National Park is one of the most beautiful and picturesque national parks of India. The beautiful park is located on the banks of Kholaba River at a distance of about 27 km from Jagdalpur (headquarter of Bastar). Spread over an area of approximately 200 sq km comprising mainly of hilly terrain, the Park derives its name from the Kanger River, which flows throughout its length.

Guru Ghasidas National Park

Guru Ghasidas National Park is marked as one of the most unique of all the protected areas in Chhattisgarh. If you are considering a Tour to Chhattisgarh try to include this park in your travel itinerary. The diverse vegetation of the region consists of a wide variety of mammal population. Tigers, Leopards, Chital, Nilgai, Chinkara, Jackals, Sambar, Four-horned Antelopes, Jungle Cat, Barking Deer, Porcupine, Monkey, Bison, Striped Hyena, Sloth Bear, Wild Dogs are some of the common species found in this region. It is also an ideal place to watch migratory birds. The best time to visit this place is during November to June.

Tiger Reserve

Achanakmar Tiger Reserve

Achanakmar Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh is a tropical moist deciduous and tropical dry deciduous forest. The reserve is also a part of the much larger Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve. Sal, bija, saja, haldu, teak, tinsa, dhawara, lendia, khamar and bamboo flourish here along with over 600 species of medicinal plants. The winding Maniyari river that flows right through the heart of the reserve is its lifeline. Wild fauna found here includes the tiger, leopard, bison, flying squirrel, Indian giant squirrel, chinkara, wild dog, hyena, sambar, chital and over 150 species of birds. Even a short trek through this park easily reveals its extraordinary beauty and biodiversity.

Indrawati Tiger Reserve

Indravati National Park is the finest and most famous wildlife parks of Chhattisgarh. Indravati National Park is located in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. The Park derives its name from the Indravati River, which flows from east to west and forms the northern boundary of the reserve with the Indian state of Maharashtra. With a total area of approximately 2799.08 sq km, Indravati attained the status of a National Park in 1981 and a Tiger Reserve in 1983 under the famous Project Tiger of India to become one of the most famous tiger reserves of India.

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Mr. Sandeep Seth, HDC member from YHAI Chattisgarh State Branch was awarded for his efforts in generating maximum Licensee Youth Hostels in last 2 months, by National Chairman Shri. S . Venkat Narayan during HDC meeting held on 5th August at International Youth Hostel Darjelling. The Award was sponsored by Shimoga Unit of YHAI Karnatak State Branch.


CG State proudly congratulates Mr. Shiv Shankar Vaishnav, Ms. Sushmita, Mr. Animesh, Mr. Kunal, and Ms. Rolee Vaishnav of Raigarh Unit for successfully participating in NATIONAL HIMALAYAN TREKKING CUM TRAINING EXPEDITION DEO TIBBA (9N10DAYS) from 15 to 24 May 2018​

Dalhousie Trekking by Students of O P Jindal School, Raigarh31-07-2018

55 students & 5 teachers participated in this program. Under the leadership of Mr. Sandeep Seth, Mr. Prashant Mishra,  Mr. Subhash Panda & Mr. Shailesh Shukla.

YHAI Raigarh Unit की ट्रैकिंग एंड ट्रेनिंग कार्यक्रम राबो डैम में31-07-2018

रायगढ़ (26-1-18). यूथ हॉस्टल एसोसिएशन ऑफ़ इंडिया की रायगढ़ यूनिट (छत्तीसगढ़ राज्य) की ट्रैकिंग एंड ट्रेनिंग कार्यक्रम, राबो डैम एवं निकट पहाडियों में शानदार तरीके से संपन्न हुआ. इस सन्दर्भ में दिसम्बर 2017 को रायगढ़ यूनिट के लिए राज्य शाखा द्वारा श्री प्रशांत मिश्रा को संयोजक पद हेतु चैनित किया गया था. छत्तीसगढ़ राज्य के एचडीसी मेम्बर श्री संदीप सेठ एवं प्रशांत मिश्रा के दिशा निर्देशों एवं मार्गदर्शन पर इकाई के सभी सदस्य 26 जनवरी 2018 को राबो डैम एवं निकट पहाड़ियों पर ट्रैकिंग के लिए रवाना हुए. गंतव्य स्थल पर पहुचने के पशचात अध्यक्ष द्वारा आसपास के स्थलों में खेती, पशुपालन एवं अन्य व्यवसायों से सम्बंधित जानकारी सदस्यों एवं उपस्थित सभी बच्चों को दी. ट्रैकिंग के पूर्व इकाई संयोजक श्री प्रशांत मिश्रा ने ट्रैकिंग के दौरान रखी जाने वाली सावधानियों के बारे में बताया. इस कार्यक्रम में लगभग ६५ प्रतिभागियों ने भाग लिया| दल ने लगभग ५० मीटर की खड़ी चढाई चड़कर पहाड़ पर इस्थित मंदिर के दर्शनकरकर राबो डैम का पहाडियों पर से मनोहर दृश्य का अनोखा नज़ारा देखा | ट्रैकिंग के बाद दल के लिए लज़ीज़ भोजन की व्यवस्था एवं बच्चो के लिए खेल कूद की प्रतियोगिता का भी आयोजन किया गया| तदपस्चात प्रतिभागियों को प्रमाण पत्र प्रदान किया गया. अंत में साफ़ सफाई का कार्यक्रम प्रारंभ हुआ जिसके दौरान सभी ने मिलकर पुरे एरिया को पॉलिथीन विहीन कर दिया . कार्यक्रम का सफल आयोजन होने पर छत्तीसगढ़ राज्य के चेयरमैन , सचिव एवं संगठन सचिव श्री राजेश कुमार , श्री सुब्रमनियम एवं श्री सलीम जी ने सभी को बधाई दी |

New Units28-02-2019

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State Level Trekking Programme28-02-2019

Units interested in organizing State Level Trekking Programme / other activities may place their proposal to State Branch.

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