Indravati National Park
It is located in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state. Located at a distance of 296 km from Jagdalpur (Bastar), it is the only tiger reserve in the district. The coordinates are 19°11’53″N 81°1’12″E. Indravati National Park is a national park located in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state of India. It derives its name from the nearby Indravati River which flows from east to west and forms the northern boundary of the reserve in Maharashtra state. It is home to one of the last populations of rare wild buffalo. In 1981, it attained the status of a National Park and a Tiger Reserve in 1983 under the famous Project Tiger of India. The national park has a total area of approximately 2799.08 km2. The park is the home to one of the last populations of the endangered Wild Asian buffalo. It is also a home to a variety of other ungulate species. Some of the species from the area are Gaur (Indian Bison), Nilgai, Black Buck, Chausingha (Four-horned Antelope), Sambar, Chital, Indian Muntjac, Indian Spotted Chevrotain and Wild Boar. Large predators are represented by Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Dholes (Wild Dog) and Striped Hyenas. It also has smaller mammals include Flying Squirrel, Porcupine, Pangolins, Rhesus Monkeys and Langurs. The commonly found reptiles in the park are Freshwater Crocodile, Monitor Lizard, Indian Chameleon, Common Krait, Indian Rock Python, Cobra and Russell’s Viper to name a few. The Park also gives shelter to the large variety of birds of which Hill Maina is the most important species here. The park has become one of the most famous tiger reserves of India.