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Bihar Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary
Rajgir wildlife sanctuary is one of the most viewable and interesting point of Bihar districts. This sanctuary has various illustrations and auspicious existence of hammocks of Buddha and Jain era. This sanctuary is located at 102 kilometers from Patna and spread in 36 sqkm area. In this sanctuary some of the historic hills are erected and enriched with dense tropical forestry. Another nearest wildlife sanctuary is Koderma Wildlife sanctuary which located at 93 kilometers distance from here.
During 1971, this area was declared as wildlife sanctuary. Rajgir was the main habitat of Tigers but owing to increasing human interference, the species migrated to Sundarban area of West Bengal and a few Tigers remained here. The preset population of tigers in this sanctuary is assessed 12 only. At present Elephants, Neelgai, Barking Deers and Sloth bears are naturally habited in this sanctuary. This sanctuary is also well known for its scenic beauty and adventurous treks.
In this sanctuary, main animal species are Elephants. According to a recent research done by the forest department of state government, three species of Elephants are habited. Two of them have special layer of ivory and one is without ivory. Panther, Leopards, Lesser cat, Wild Dogs, Barking Deers and Pigmy dogs (in very less population) are the main species of this sanctuary. Various reptiles like Indian Cobra, Python, Monitor Lizard, Hilly Lizard (Also known as Flying Lizard) are habited in this sanctuary. Biodiversity factor of this area is much balanced as rainfall, food chain, geographical slope of the area, vegetation, Global time line are in much better condition than other parts of the country. Some of the migratory birds can also be spotted in this area. Biological factor of the area is depend upon food chain as every specie whether wild, reptile of bird is making food to other in natural and systematic way and thus the ecological imbalance is not seen in this sanctuary since long.
In the close surroundings of this sanctuary, Netrahat Hills is one of the famous places. This place is located at 156 kilometers distance from Ranchi and average altitudinal height of the area is 3700 ft. This hill station is also known as “Queen of Chhotanagpur”. Netrahat hills can be reached by Road, Rail or Air way. Conveyance to this station from all the parts of Bihar is easily available on affordable charges.
How to Reach
All the ways of transportation are easily available to access this sanctuary.
Patna is the nearest airport to reach this place and located at 102 kilometers from here.
Rajgir is the nearest railway station and well connected with other stations through main trains.
Road connectivity to this sanctuary is also in good condition. Various approach roads and state highways are available and plenty of options for road conveyance to access this sanctuary from anywhere in Bihar or outside the state.