Ghatigaon Wildlife Sanctuary



Ghatigaon wildlife sanctuary is located near Gwalior city of northern Madhya Pradesh. It is mainly known for conservation efforts directed towards revival of Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) population in India. Thus it is also referred wtih the name of Ghatigaon Bustard Sanctuary. It is said to be spread over 511 sq. kms. area, 20 kms west of Gwalior city and extended till Tigra dam. Sanctuary was established in year 1981 to protect natural habitat of Great India Bustard and many other birds. In addition to these birds, we can also have sighting of wild animals like Wild Boar, Black bucks, Chital, Striped Hyena etc. Here we can expect 73 bird species belonging to 42 families and 67 benera.  It is a mixed dry deciduous forest thus we can most find low shrubland and some woodland patches. In trees, predominant species are of Khair (Senegalia catechu), Tendu (Diospyros melanoxylon), Dhawara (AnogeissusAcacia) etc. During sanctuary visit, we will notice that majority of birds population is seen in woodlands followed by scrublands. Whereas minority of birds population is seen in grassland areas and Tighra dam reservoir.


Reaching Ghatigaon wildlife sanctuary is convenient for any visitor. It is just 20kms from Gwalior city of Madhya Pradesh. As Gwalior is very well connected by flight, train and road options thus sanctuary can be reached by all these modes of transportation.

(in Kms)
Gwalior to Ghatigaon Wildlife Sanctuary 20
Agra to Ghatigaon Wildlife Sanctuary 140
Bharatpur to Ghatigaon Wildlife Sanctuary 175
Jhansi to Ghatigaon Wildlife Sanctuary 120
Orchha to Ghatigaon Wildlife Sanctuary 140
Panna National Park to Ghatigaon Wildlife Sanctuary 300


Here we can do birdwatching thus birds photography is believed to be the main tourist attraction among visitors. In addition to this, during movement through woodlands and scrublands, we may have animals sighting like wild boar, chital, black bucks, striped hyena etc.

Popular birds at Ghatigaon Wildlife Sanctuary
Common Name Scientific Name Common Name Scientific Name
Wagtails Motacillidae Larks Alaudidae
True Owls Strigiudae Drongos Dicruridae
Cuckooshrike Campephagidae Crow families Corvidae
Cormorants Phalacrocoracidae Storks Ciconiidae
Ducks & water birds Anatidae Cranes Gruidae
Jacanas Jacanidae Rails & Plovers Rallidae
Red Wattled Lapwings Charadridae Nightjars Caprimulgidae
Bee-eaters Meropidae Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris
Brown-headed Barbet Psilopogon zeylanicus Hoopoe Upupidae
Swifts Apodidae Shrikes eg. Magpie Shrike, Yellow-billed shrike Lanidae
Orioles Oriolidae Old world babblers Timaliidae
  Cisticolidae Monarch flycatchers Monarchidae


Here we can experience all 3 seasons i.e. winters, summers and monsoon season. Winters can be experienced from December to March months. Summers season can be experience from April to July month. Where as monsoon rainfall can be experienced from mid of July to mid of October. This region receives average rainfall.


As it is a birding sanctuary thus we can expect more tourism in winter period when this region receives majority of migratory birds. As world famous Keoladeo national park is in same region thus best time to visit Ghatigaon wildlife sanctuary is winters i.e. from December to March month.


It is not so popular among tourists thus we can't find good accommodation facility in sanctuary. Tourists visiting Ghatigaon sanctuary, use to stay at hotels of Gwalior city. At this city, we can find all category of accommodation options thus stay here and visit sanctuary as excursion tour.


After completion of Ghatigaon wildlife sanctury tour, tourists can explore heritage sites of Gwalior. In addition to this, they have option to visit Agra city and Bharatpur birds sanctuary. For nature tourism, you have option to visit Chambal wildlife sanctuary and Panna national park. For heritage lovers, they can visit to Jhansi city, Orchha cenotaphs & fort, Shivpuri Chattris etc.

Amarkantak Distance Chart Bandhavgarh Distance Chart Bhopal Distance Chart Gwalior Distance Chart Indore Distance Chart
Jabalpur Distance Chart Kanha National Park Distance Chart Khajuraho Distance Chart Madhya Pradesh Distance Chart Maheshwar Distance Chart
Mandu Distance Chart Orchha Distance Chart Pachmarhi Distance Chart Pench National Park Distance Chart Satpura National Park Distance Chart
Ujjain Distance Chart

Agra Taxi Service Agra to Gwalior Taxi Agra to Orchha Agra to Panna National Park Bandhavgarh Taxi Service
Bandhavgarh to Jabalpur Taxi Bandhavgarh to Kanha national park Bandhavgarh to Khajuraho Taxi Bandhavgarh to Panna national park Bandhavgarh to Pench Taxi
Bandhavgarh to Prayagraj Bandhavgarh to Satpura National Park Bandhavgarh to Varanasi Bhopal Taxi Service Bhopal to Chanderi Taxi
Bhopal to Orchha Bhopal to Satpura National Park Bilaspur Car Rental Gondia Taxi Service Gondia to Kanha Taxi
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
Umaria Car Rental Varanasi Car Rental

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