Wildlife Sanctuary

About - Nauradehi Wildlife sanctuary

Nauradehi, known as the largest Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh, authorities declared it a Sanctuary in 1975. It spreads out over three districts of Sagar, Damoh, and Narsinghpur. It is particularly known for its wolf population, which experts consider the keystone species of the park. The Sanctuary houses about 193 species of birds, 35 species of mammals, and more than 100 varieties of trees. The park boasts an interesting geography with three-fourths of its area lying in the Yamuna basin and one-fourth being part of the Narmada basin. It encompasses several rivers, hills, and sprawling grasslands. The park sits on a plateau, forming part of the upper Vindhyan range, and it connects to Veerangana Durgawati Sanctuary in Damoh district, extending up to Bandhavgarh & Panna National Park.


The prominent flora in the park includes Teak, Saja, Dhaora, Bhirra, Ber, Bel, Mahua, Tendu, Gunja, and Amla. This unique yet biodiverse sanctuary acts as an important corridor to reserves such as Panna, Bandhavgarh (connected through Veerangana Durgawati Sanctuary), and Satpura, facilitating the movement of fauna from one park to another. Speaking of animal movement, the Forest Department implemented a tiger reintroduction plan at Nauradehi, following the successful approach taken by Panna Tiger Reserve. In 2018 two tigers were brought in from Kanha and Bandhavgarh to help repopulate the reserve. This reintroduction has been hailed as a success, and as of 2023, the park is home to 15 tigers. The main tourist gatesfor tiger safari at the park are Hinoti and Beena.

Best Time To Visit Nauradehi Wildlife sanctuary

The best time to visit any Wildlife Sanctuary is between October – June. However, wildlife enthusiasts consider planning a trip during the summer months, as the wildlife can be seen frequenting water bodies, especially during the months of March- May. Wildlife relaxing by, or drinking water can offer a great chance at clear photographs, or ample time to observe them in a more leisurely fashion, thereby helping understand animal behaviour and ecology as well. However, if you want to enjoy the forests and are not particularly focused on wildlife sightings alone, winter months of October – February are a great time to enjoy the landscape and bird life.


Nauradehi is spread over 1197 sq. kms. of area. While the forest consists of dense tree line, open big grasslands & riverines & villages, human habitation and activities of agriculture etc.

  • Total Area of the Park :  1197sq. kms.
  • Average Rainfall : 1200 mm
  • Weather : Temperatures can range from: 2 degrees in winter to 49 degrees in summer
  • Forest type: Dry Deciduous Forest

How To Reach Nauradehi


Nauradehi is connected with all major rail heads and nearest station is Damoh 70 Kms. Sagar 70 Kms. & Jabalpur 95 Kms.
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Nauradehi is well connected with Jabalpur & Bhopal airports which is 105 Kms. & 200 Kms. respectively.
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nauradehi is connected to all major cites in that are further connected with train or flight.


Clothing: Packing for a forest tour is usually easier than packing for a city do. Carry light cotton pants and t-shirts / shirts for summers, and pad up in multiple jackets/ sweaters gloves, socks and ear muffs during winters. Avoid flashy colours, perfumes, scented moisturisers or anything that stands out against the serene landscape and try to blend in as much as possible for a fantastic experience.

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