Chidikho Wildlife Sanctuary


Chidikho wildlife sanctuary Narsinghgarh

Narsinghgarh or Chidikho wildlife sanctuary is developed around Narsinghgarh fort area. It lies in 90 kms north-west of Bhopal city thus it is best picnic spot and birding destination for wildlife lovers in city. Its name Chidikho is an indicative that it is a birding destination. Here Chidikho is a hindi language word, comprising two different words i.e. "Chidi" means birds and "kho" means nesting site or home thus it is home of birds. It was established in 1978 and managed by Rajgarh social forestry. It comes under Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh. Being close to Bhopal capital city of state, this sanctuary have ample scope to become eminent destination in tourism map of Madhya Pradesh. It lies in northern  part of Malwa plateau with presence of two important rivers i.e. Kali Sindh river and Parbati river. In addition to this, Chidikho lake is located at center of sanctuary. Earlier this forest was part of princely state of Narsinghgarh

How to reach

As mentioned, Chidikho wildlife sanctuary lies in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh and at feasible distance from Bhopal city thus easy to visit for tourists.

Mode of Transport Travel Solutions
By Flight Bhopal Airport (100km), Indore Airport (230km)
By Train Biaora station (30km), Bhopal Station (100km), Indore Station (220km), Kota Station (285km)
By Road Travel from cities like Bhopal, Indore, Sanchi.

Birds in Chidikho Wildlife Sanctuary

Chidikho wildlife sanctuary is more popular as a birding destination. Thus it is a paradise for birdwatchers who often looks for birds photography, not so far from there hotel or home.
Birds in Chidikho Wildlife Sanctuary
Common Hawk Cuckoo Rain Quail Cattle Egret Indian Peafowl
Common Kingfisher red-vented Bulbul Little Cormorant Grey Fanncolin
Indian Spot-billed Duck Red-wattled Lapwing White-browed Fantail Laughing Dove
Lesser Whistling Duck Rose-ringed Parakeet Spotted Dove Rufous Treepie
Indian Nightjar Savanna Nightjar Jungle Babbler Yellow-footed Green Pigeon
Painted Stork Green Sandpiper Common Sandpiper Oriental Darter
Shikra Indian Grey Hornbill Egyptial Vulture Spotted Owlet
Stork Billed Kingfisher Intermediate Egret Little Egret Brown Fish Owl
White-bthroated Kingfisher Short-toed Snake Eable Oriental Honey-buzzard Coppersmith Barbet
Pied Kingfisher Brown-copped Pygmy Woodpecker Black-rumped Flameback Plum-headed Parakeet

Best time to visit

Best time to visit Chidikho wildlife sanctuary is from November to March

Climate & Weather

Let's learn about climate and weather information for this wildlife sanctuary. This information is important for visitors. According to climatic condition, do your preparation for Chidikho wildlife sanctuary tour. This information is based on our past experience thus some variation is possible.

Season Period Temperature Travel Advisory
Winters November to February 5 to 24 Deg. Cel. Good time to visit for wildlife photography & birding.
Summers April to June 30 to 43 Deg. Cel. Normal season, safaris will be challenging due to heat waves
Monsoon July to September 22 to 30 Deg. Cel. Down season, can be visited for nature photography


Here tourism is not yet developed thus good accommodation options are still awaited. If you would like to visit for some days, then better option is to stay at Bhopal city hotels, may be outskirt hotels, and visit the sanctuary as excursion tour.

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Bandhavgarh to Prayagraj Bandhavgarh to Satpura National Park Bandhavgarh to Varanasi Bhopal Taxi Service Bhopal to Chanderi Taxi
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Gwalior Taxi Service Gwalior to Agra Taxi Gwalior to Chanderi Gwalior to Khajuraho Taxi Gwalior to Orchha Taxi
Gwalior to Panna National Park Taxi Indore Taxi Service Indore to Aurangabad Taxi Indore to Bhopal Taxi Indore to Hanuwantiya Taxi
Indore to Maheshwar Taxi Indore to Mandu Taxi Indore to Omkareshwar Taxi Indore to Pachmarhi Taxi Indore to Satpura National Park
Indore to Udaipur Taxi Indore to Ujjain Taxi Indore to Vadodara Taxi Jabalpur Taxi Service Jabalpur to Amarkantak Taxi
Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh Taxi Jabalpur to Kanha National Park Taxi Jabalpur to Khajuraho Taxi Jabalpur to Panna National Park Taxi Jabalpur to Pench National Park Taxi
Jhansi Car Rental Kanha National Park to Bandhavgarh Kanha Taxi Service Kanha to Jabalpur Taxi Kanha to Nagpur Taxi
Kanha to Raipur Taxi Katni Car Rental Khajuraho Car Rental Khajuraho to Bandhavgarh taxi Khajuraho to Orchha
Khajuraho to Varanasi Taxi Maheshwar Taxi Service Mandu Taxi Service Mandu to Ujjain Taxi Nagpur taxi service
Nagpur to Kanha National Park Nagpur to Pench National Park Nagpur to Satpura National Park Nagpur to Tadoba national park Omkareshwar Car Rental
Orchha Taxi Service Orchha to Chanderi Taxi Orchha to Khajuraho Taxi Pachmarhi Car Rental Panna national park to Jabalpur Taxi
Panna National Park to Prayagraj Taxi Panna Taxi Service Panna to Bandhavgarh Taxi Panna to Gwalior taxi Panna to Pench national park
Pench Taxi Service Pench to Kanha Taxi Service Pench to Nagpur Taxi Service Pench to Tadoba Taxi Service Raipur Taxi Service
Raipur to Kanha National Park Satna Car Rental Satpura National Park Taxi Service Satpura National Park to Pench Ujjain Taxi Service
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