Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary
The Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary was established in the year 1994. It lies within the area through which the Betwa River flows. Unlike other vast wildlife sanctuaries, Orchha Wild life Sanctuary is comparatively smaller, around 25 kms long and 15 kms wide. It covers an area of around 45 sq.km.
Yet the Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary gains importance due to few factors, which includes rich wildlife. Though one may not enjoy the pleasure of spotting tigers and leopards, yet one can find many interesting fauna like spotted deer, Blue Bull, Peacock, Wild pig, Monkey, Jackal, Nilgai, Sloth Bear and many such species.But what appeals more than anything is the Bird watching experience one gets to enjoy in Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary. In fact Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary is often referred as a Bird Sanctuary by main foreign and Indian tourists.
There are about 200 bird species which could be found at the Orchha Sanctuary, which includes many in-house birds and various migrants from all over the World like peafowls, peacocks, swans, black swan, Jungle Bush Quail, minivet, stork, kingfisher, owls, woodpecker, geese, collared scops owls and many more.Apart from Bird Watching, Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary also offers many other adventure sport options including fishing, river rafting,canoeing, boating, trekking, camping and jungle trekking and hiking opportunities.
The places to visit nearby the Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary include certain religious destinations like the Raja Ram Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple and the Laxmi Narayan Temple. The Orchha Fort, the Chhatris, Jahangir Mahal and PhoolBagh are among the other places worth visiting for tourists.
As far as the accommodation is concerned, there are many resorts and hotels in and around the Betwa River which offer excellent accommodation opportunities for people visiting Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary. This includes the Bundelkhand Riverside Resort and the Orchha Resort. Apart from this, one also has an option of staying in the Rest Houses located at Jhansi and Orchha, arranged by the Department of Forest, Tikamgarh.
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