Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary
Location : Near Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
Area : 78 sq. kms.
Main Species : Panther, Chinkara.
Best Season : Mid-November to Mid-June
Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the northern state of India, Uttar Pradesh. The sanctuary has a number of picnic spots and waterfalls that make it popular among tourists. Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary is situated about 70 kilometres from the historic city of Varanasi.
Varanasi is one of the most famous religious centers of Hindus. Chandra Prabha sanctuary is spread over an area of 78 sq km and lies on Naugarh and Vijaigarh hillocks in the Vindhya forest range in Chandauli.
Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary was once home to Asiatic Lions, but their numbers dwindled and today it is difficult to find a trace of these lions. But Chinkara and Panther is the highlight of the sanctuary.
Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a number of animals. Some of the animals that you come across in Chandra Prabha Sanctuary include sambhar, nilgai, blackbucks, porcupine and wild boar. You can also see python and gharial in the sanctuary.
Light cotton clothing in summer and light woollen are essential during winter. Prior booking and travel information will help in making your wildlife tour to Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary a smooth affair.
During summer (April-July) the temperature in the region can go up to 38°C while in winter (November-January) the temperature can drop below 14°C. Rainy season lasts from July-mid September.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air : The nearest airport is at Varanasi, 65 kms.
Rail : The railhead is at Mughal Sarai (55kms) and Varanasi.
Road : The sanctuary can be accessed by road. Chakia is the nearest bus station.