Wild Life Sanctuary       

Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary


           The sanctuary is located near Semarsot on the Ambikapur- Daltongunj road. Semarsot is about 50 kms from Ambikapur district headquarters of Surguja distrct. The nearest railhead is Jainagar near Ambikapur. The nearest airport is Varanasi 31 Kms. away. Garwah is 97 kms. away. The area is situated in the northern extension of Ramgarh hills in a north-easterly direction. The area has a border with Bihar state in the east. Tropic of Cancer passes through the area.

Divisional Forest Officer,
(East) Surguja Divsion,
Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh.
Phone No.: Office: 07774-240765, Res: 222336.

Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary,
P.O. Ambikapur,
Dist.Surguja, Chhattisgarh.

                   The forest types found in the sanctuary are

             (1)       Sal forest.

            (2)       Mixed deciduous forest and

            (3)       Riverine forest.


          The species that generally occur are Shorea robusta, Terminalia alata, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia   arjuna Terminalia bellerica, Lagerstroemia parviflora, Anogeissus latifolia, Adina cordfolia,      adhuca indica, Emblica officinalis, Butea monosperma, Pterocarpus marsupium, Grewia species etc.



  • Wildlife: 

As per the 1997 census of animals, there were 1 Tiger and 19 Lepards in the sanctuary. The other animals found are Gour, Chital, Sambar, Sloth bear, Nigai, Chinkara, Wild boar, Fox, Jungle cat, Wild dogs etc. A variety of reptiles and birds are also seen.


   Wild Life Sanctuary     

Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary




             The sanctuary is situated in Surguja district bordering with Uttar Pradesh. Moran river draining into Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar in Uttar pradesh passes through the sanctuary. The sanctuary is about 100 kms from Ambikapur. Pimpri are nearest railheads on the Shaheol, Jainagar and Bhishampur are at a distance of 150 kms.. The area has less of communications. The area drains into Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar reservoir in Uttar Pradesh.
Superintendent/D.E.O.Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary,P.O. Ambikapur, Dist. Sarguja, Chhattisgarh. Divisional Forest Officer, (North),Surguja, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh.Phone No.: 0774, Office: 240238 Res: 222301


             Sal and mixed deciduous forest types occur in the sanctuary. The important species are Shorea robusta, Pterocarpus marsupium, Terminalia alata, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica, Terminalia arjuna, Anogeissus latifolia, Diospyros melonoxylon, Diospyros chloroxylon, Emblica officinalis, Soymida febrifuga, Dendrocalamus strictus, Butea monosperma, Bauhinia species cassia fistula, Grewia species, Gymnosporia spinosa etc.

  Wildlife :


As per the 1997 estimates, there were 11 tigers and 15 leopards in the sanctuary. Theother animals are Nilgai Chital, Sambar, Sloth Bear, Chinkara, Wildboar, Jungle cat, Fox and a variety of reptiles and birds.