Karlapat Sanctuary

Forest Division : Kalahandi South (T) Forest Division
District : Kalahandi
Date of Notification : 15-10-1992
Notified Area : 147.66sq.kms

The Karlapat sanctuary is located in Kalahandi South Division which is 12km from Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district covering a dense patch of lush green dry deciduous forest. A beautiful waterfall,'Phurlijharan' has been developed as a picnic spot for the local visitors and draws large number of visitors from far off places in and around Kalahandi District.Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a plethora wildlife animals and birds.The sanctuary is rich in wildlife such as leopard, gaur, sambar, nilgai, barking deer, mouse deer,soft claws ottawa, a wide variety of birds and reptiles.

Quick Facts
  • Phurlijharan waterfall,a picnic spot is located at about 16 km from Bhawanipatna. However cooking inside is prohibited.
  • The undulated topography of the sanctuary, with hills, valley, perennial streams and deep water pools give it an unique charm.
  • A temple dedicated to Goddess Manikeswari is also located in Bhawanipatna city.
  • The government of Orissa has taken initiative to preserve and conserve sanctuary for a healthy wildlife population in order to strike a balance in the ecosystem .
How to reach

By Road : You can take regular buses from bhubaneswar to Bhawanipatna
By Rail : Hirakhand Express(18448/47) runs daily from Bhubaneswar to Bhawanipatna (Jhunagarh) which is located 35km from Bhawanipatna. The nearest majorstation is Kesinga Railway Station
By Air : The nearest airport to Bhawanipatna is in Raipur that is 250km away.

Facilities available
  • You can avail the government guesthouses in Bhawanipatna.
  • Many good Hotels are available in Bhawanipatna city.
Salient Detail
Geographic Extent: Longitude 82° 58' to 83° 15'(East) and Latitude 19° 48' to 19° 39' (North)
Climate : Moderate
Villages : There are 19 villages existing inside the sanctuary. However, 110 villages in the periphery.
Contact officer: Range Officer,Karlapt sanctuary,Kalahandi South Division.
Best time to visit: October- April
Accommodation : Many good HOtels available at Bhawanipatna city which is about 25km away from the sanctuary. One can avail the govt guest house also.

Karlapt Santuary

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