Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

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Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary (Odia: କର୍ଲାପାଟ୍) is a wildlife sanctuary located in Kalahandi district and a very popular tourist attraction of Odisha in India.[1] Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary is about 15 km from Bhawanipatna, the district headquarters of Kalahandi district.

The sanctuary covers an area of 175 square kilometres (68 sq mi).[2] It lies within the Eastern Highlands moist deciduous forests ecoregion.[3] Major plant communities include mixed deciduous forests and scrublands.[4]

Karlapat Road

This sanctuary is home to many wildlife species like tiger, leopard, sambar, nilgai, barking deer, mouse deer, a wide variety of birds like green munia, Great Eared-nightjar and various reptiles.[5][6][7]

See also

Tourist Attractions in Kalahandi


  1. ^ http://orissatourism.gov.in/new/wildlife.htm
  2. ^ Palei et al. (2011). "Avifauna of Karlpat Wildlife Sanctuary". Indian Forester, Vol. 10, pp. 1197–1203.
  3. ^ Wikramanayake, Eric; Eric Dinerstein; Colby J. Loucks; et al. (2002). Terrestrial Ecoregions of the Indo-Pacific: a Conservation Assessment. Island Press; Washington, DC. pp. 306–308
  4. ^ Negi, Sharad Singh (2002). Handbook of National Parks, Sanctuaries, and Biosphere Reserves in India. Indus Publishing. p. 144
  5. ^ Palei et al. (2011). Avifauna of Karlpat Wildlife Sanctuary. Indian Forester, Vol. 10, pp. 1197–1203
  6. ^ Palei (2012). " Sighting of Green Avadavat Amandava formosa in Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha, India". ZOO’s PRINT, Volume XXVII, Number 1, p. 25 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262009707_Sighting_of_Green_Avadavat_Amandava_formosa_in_Karlapat_Wildlife_Sanctuary_Odisha_India
  7. ^ Palei (2014). A first record of the Great Eared-Nightjar Lyncornis macrotis (Vigors, 1831) (Aves: Caprimulgiformes: Caprimulgidae) in Odisha, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(12): 6566–6567; https://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o3968.6566-7

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