Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Location

Located at a distance of 26 km from Robertsganj, 60 km from Chunar, 130 km from Varanasi on Robertsganj- Ghorawal Road in Mahuwaria of Sonbhadra District of U.P.

Best Time to Visit

Best time to visit is from October to March specially during morning & evening.

Attractions: Nature & Wildlife

How to Reach

You can reach here by hired taxi from Robertsganj or Varanasi. Nearest Rail station is Robertsganj and nearest airport is Babatpur Airport, Varanasi 150 kms.

Highlights

The Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary, established in 1982, is spread over an area of about 500 square kms of Mirzapur & Sonbhadra District, is easily accessible by road. The Sanctuary has a wide variety of wildlife in its lush green dense forest cover with numerous waterfalls, treasure of pre-historic caves, rock paintings & heritage of rare fossils. It is an ideal spot for winter tourism.

Animals found here are Black Buck, Chital, Sambhar, Chinkara, Blue Bull, Indian Monkey, Baboons (Langoor), Rabbits, Porcupine, Wild Dogs, Wild Cat, Snake, Tiger, Leopard, Wolf, Mongoose, Bear, Jackal, Peafowl, Ratal. Black Buck, also called Indian Antelope is a rare & protected species of deer. They can be seen wandering in their natural habitat here. According to their last official count, total number of black buck in the sanctuary was 221.

Birds found here include Grey Quail, Doves, Francolin, Black Partridge, Coloured Francolin, Red spur, pigeon, Blue pigeon, fowl, sand Ground.

Interesting Places in the Sanctuary

Lakhania Paintings (Rock Paintings)

Rock paintings found in the cave of this area are about 4000 year old and were discovered by Carlleyle in 1968. Most of the paintings are in terracotta colour & depict hunting, cattle grazing, war scenes, worshipping, bee-keeping, decorative floor designs, meeting, domestic chores etc.

Echo Valley

It is natural valley where phenomenon of echo is distinctly observed. Any sound thrown in the direction of the valley reflects its echo.

 

Entry Fee (in Rs.)

Indian

Foreigner

Daily for three days

30

350

Extra day

20

175

Bus

400

400

Heavy Bus

800

800

Jeep

150

150

Car

50

50

Motor Cycle

10

10

 

One nature centre is also built here which has the good picturesque collection of birds, vegetation, animals & herbs found in this wildlife sanctuary. Tourist Hut, Mahuwaria can be booked by contacting Sub-Forest Conservator, Kaimur Wildlife, Mirzapur, 100 kms from Varanasi.


Contact Details of Tour Operators

Name

Telephone Number

Varuna Travels,Pandey Haveli

91 (0542) 2393371, 2393372

Ashok Tour & Travels, ITDC Indian Airlines Building, Cantoment

91 (0542) 2503432, 2502548

Surabhi Travel, Cooperative building, Nadesar

91 (0542) 2502664, 2507819

TSI , Sri Das Foundation, Cantt, Varanasi

91 (0542) 2505928, 2500289

Travel Assistant, Varuna Bridge

91 (0542) 2502954

Abhiyan Tour & Travel, Mint House, Nadesar

91 (0542) 2311596

Cosmic Travel , Varuna Bridge

91 (0542) 2502246, 2504526

Morning Tours and Evening Tours are Organized from the Tourist Bungalow (Parade Kothi- Opposite Railway Station) and the Govt. of India Tourist Office, Cantonment.