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Kanger Valley National Park

My recent tour to one of the exciting national parks of India

Kanger Ghati or Valley is the national park of India located Bastar region, Chhattisgarh.  Chhattisgarh is wonderful state having lots of green areas. However, some part to the state is dangerous as a local terrorist is active in such locations. Keeping such a thing in my mind, I was prepared to handle any type of situation. It was the most dangerous but exciting period to my life. Kanger Ghati is declared as National Park by Central government of India in 1982.

Kanger Ghati is having dense jungle and deep valley. KVNP or KGNP is the short name of Kanger Valley located closer to Jagdalpur city of Bastar district. KVNP is listed in most beautiful parks with and densest jungle of India. It is the Biodiversity location with finest landscape, splendid waterfalls, popular underground limestone caverns; Bastar mounts myna and house of birds. The experience I got in this park cannot be compared with any other place. It might be there are lots of wonder locations around the world, but still I believe KVNP is the top place for voyagers, especially for nature lovers.

Scenic Kanger Valley is 34 km long with Biosphere Reserve. However, I will not bore you with my experience; It's better to discuss the attraction spots of KVNP. This valley starts from Tirathgarh waterfalls and ends at the Odisha state border. The distance of the valley is 33 km and land area are 200 km2 wider.

As KVNP is bio diversity area, and it is full of the jungle you will find the various flora and fauna here. Talking about wildlife of the park, there are countless animals to watch like Tigers, Mouse Deer, Leopards, Wild Cat, Sambar, Chital, Barking Deer, Langur, Jackals, Sloth Bear, Rhesus Macaque, Flying Squirrel, Wild Boar, Rabbits, Striped Hyena, Pythons, Cobra, Monitor Lizards, Crocodiles, Snakes and many more.

This park is located between the hill ranges known as Koleng and Kotamsar. The underground limestone cavern with drip stone is main attraction to the place.

Next attraction at the park is their waterfalls. Tirathgarh is the town having the best waterfall of the area. Kanger and Kolab are two major rivers flowing from this area.

Limestone Caves: There are huge limestone deposits in KVNP. You will be surprised after seeing these caves formed by the limestone. Some of the caves that are the world famous because of their layout are Kotamsar cave, Dandak Cave, Kailash Cave and Devgiri cave.

The key attraction of Kanger National Park
Tirathgarh Waterfalls: Striking place with best waterfalls. Local people refer this place as Milky Fall because of high-water pressure from the hills. The white color of flowing water from the rocks could be different experience for you.

Kotumsar Caves: Reach Kotumsar underground caves made of limestones. These caves are positioned at the only gap of 40 kms from Jagdalpur city. Such Caves are nearly 35 meters above the ground, and length is around 1371 meters.

Kailash Caves: The other place to visit in town Kailash Caves positioned in KVNP closer to Mikulwada. The distance between caves and Jagdalpur is 40 km.

Bhainsa Darha: A spot established at only 65 km distance from Jagdalpur. The river Kanger is always flowing with high pressure and because of that, many ponds are made. Remember one thing if you are planning to reach closer to this Darha, then you have to be very careful as Crocodiles are available here in the large amount.

Kanger Dhara: Another waterfall located in KVNP is the next place to visit located at 36 km distance from Jagdalpur city. The important feature of this place is you have to get the ticket and permission to reach Kanger Dhara. Visit the local forest department to get the permission as well as tickets for reaching the spot. This most interesting picnic spot is the best place for local people.

Dandak Cave: Last attraction of town is Dandak cave that is exactly same like Kotumsar Cave.

November to June is the best period to reach Kanger National Park.

How to reach Kanger Valley National Park?
Jagdalpur city of Chhattisgarh state is closest destination for KVNP. This city is connected through road from different cities of India. There are some barriers that you have to cross to reach the KVNP. For entering the park you have to reach Kotamsar and Netanar barriers. Kotamsar barrier is located at 27 km distance from City Jagdalpur. Buses for Jagdalpur are available from various cities of Andhra Pradesh such as Hyderabad, Vijayawada. The other barrier known as Netanar is located at 33 km distance from Jagdalpur. You have to cross Sargipal, the Bodal, the Murma, and then reach Netanar barrier.

The land area of park starts from 3 km of Netanar barrier. The major entry point of park starts from Kotamsar barrier.

By Air: Raipur is the closest airport located at 330 km distance from Jagdalpur.

By Rail: Jagdalpur is the closest railway station located at 27 km distance from Kanger Valley National Park.

By Road: Jagdalpur is the city having direct buses for KVNP. Reach Jagdalpur from Hyderabad, Bangalore and Vijayawada.
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