Sanjay Tiger Reserve is a nature’s paradise, which is located in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh. The reserve is as unique as the world-famous white tiger- “MOHAN” who was found and rescued by the then Maharaja of Rewa- Raja Martand Singh in 1951. In principal this reserve is also the mother of all White Tigers founds across the world presently. Sanjay Tiger Reserve is bestowed with rich floral and faunal diversity along with some of the critically endangered species. For a wildlife and nature enthusiast or someone who wants to explore into the deep woods, Sanjay Tiger Reserve has to be on their bucket list.

Sanjay Tiger Reserve’s core consists of Sanjay National Park which was was established in 1975, and Dubri Sanctuary because of which sometimes it is referred to as Sanjay Dubri Tiger Reserve in general public. The reserve is in the heart of Incredible India, Madhya Pradesh and its spread over an area of 1674.11 sq. km, comprising of Sanjay National park, Dubri Wildlife sanctuary along with some buffer areas from Sidhi and Shahdol districts of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated on the north-eastern corner of the state of Madhya Pradesh. It shares its border with Guru Ghasidas National Park in the south, which was actually the part of this Tiger Reserve before the formation of Chhattisgarh in the year 2000.

A person visiting STR will be mesmerized by the majestic high mountains, rivers which seem to pour out gold, the seemingly milky waterfalls and dense forest of Sal and Bamboo and much more…. And yes, our national animal, the Tiger has lived here since historic and pre- historic times. Sanjay had been earlier infamously known for having no tigers, however in starting off the journey from a “no tigerland” to becoming a tiger reserve, STR has come a long way.

The Reserve is mainly recognized for the presence of majestic Royal Bengal Tiger,which is the National Animal of India and practically one of the most fascinating animal in the world. The reserve with some of its dense forests, bamboo vegetations and vast grasslands along with some perennial streams, offers an excellent habitat for the solitary predator. Over the years, under the expert management practices of administrative body the reserve has witnessed a rise in number of the Tigersand also in other species of animals.Declared as a Tiger Reserve in 2006, the Reserve is blessed naturally as it is home to about 11 perennially flowing rivers like- Gopad, Banas, Neur, Umrari , Kormar, Mawai and Mohan. To add to its beauty, it has been testified that during monsoons Sanjay becomes even more alluring to the eyes.

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