Son Gharial Sanctuary

Category Natural / Scenic beauty

Son Gharial Sanctuary was established under Project Crocodile for Gharial conservation and population growth. An altogether length of 210 km encompassing lengths of 161 km of Son river, 23 km of Banas river, and 26 km of Gopad River was declared as a sanctuary in 1981.

Sandy habitats (such as Sand banks, riverine islands etc) are major habitats for many endangered species like Gharial, Indian Soft Shell Turtle (Chitra Indica), Indian Skimmer (Rynchops albicollis) etc. About 101 species of birds registered in the sanctuary make it rich in aquatic and avifaunal biodiversity.

Photo Gallery

  • Ghariyal
  • Son River
  • Son Gharial Sanctuary

How to Reach:

By Air

Bamrauli Airport (Allahabad), Prayagraj, UP (approx. 157 KM)

By Train

• Marwasgram (MWJ), Majhauli, Sidhi (40 KM) • Rewa (REWA) (87 KM) • Satna (STA) (142 KM)

By Road

Sidhi is very well connected by NH 39 and other roads.