Environment, Forest and Climate Change Department,

Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

Shri. Yogi Adityanath

Hon'ble Chief Minister,Uttar Pradesh

Shri. Dara Singh Chauhan

Hon'ble Minister,Forest Department


Frequently Ask Question
  1. Where is Sohagibarwa wild life sanctuary?

    Sohagibarwa wild life sanctuary is located in district Maharajganj of Uttar Pradesh, head quarter at Maharajganj.

  2. How do I reach Sohagibarwa wild life sanctuary?

    Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary can be accessed by Rail and Road. Nearest Railway station is Gorakhpur Jn.  Road distance from Gorakhpur to Maharajganj is 56 km. It is also connected to Siswa Railway station on Gorakhpur- Narkatiaganj-  Mujjafarpur Railway line. Road distance from Siswa Railway Station to Maharajganj is 30Km. Airport - Nearest Domestic airport is at Gorakhpur 76 Km away from Maharajganj,   Amausi airport Lucknow is 356 km from Maharajganj.

  3. How do I contact the Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary Management?

    You can Contact Divisional Forest officer Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary HQ at Maharajganj.
    Postal address is-

      Divisional Forest Officer, 
      Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary, Farenda Road
      Maharajganj. UP,
      Pin code- 273303
      Ph & Fax No-05523-222788, 05523-222113
      E- mail- dfomrj@gmail.com

  4. Which are the entry points to Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary?

    From Pakari Range & Chauk Range

  5. Weather?

    Summer- Temp varies from 250c to 43 0 c .
    Winter- Temp varies from 40c ton 250c.
    Rains are frequent during Monsoons. Sometimes winter rains also occur.

  6. What is the best time to visit Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary?

    Visiting season starts from 15th Nov to 15th June. Best season for sighting is Feb- March.

  7. Which is the Flagship species of Sanctuary?


  8. What is the Closed Period at Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary?

    From 15th June to 15th Nov.

  9. How will be the weather at Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary?

    Weather is normal as it is in Tarai region.
    During summer temp varies from 250c to 420c and
    During winter temp varies from 40c on 250c.
    During Rains are frequent during Monsoons.

  10. What are off days for Sanctuary?

    Sanctuary is closed from 16th June to 14th Nov, rest of days it is open for visitors. No off day during visiting period.

  11. How to book ticket for Parks in Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary?

    Tickets can be booked from the office of Divisional Forest Officer, Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary Maharajganj and also from the range office Pakari located at Marajganj Farenda Road.

  12. Can I visit all the zones with one entry ticket?


  13. How can I cancel and reschedule my ticket for the Park?

    Tickets once sold cannot be cancelled and also can be rescheduled.

  14. How many vehicles are allowed in Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary?

    Private vehicles are allowed in Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary.

  15. How to get a Guide for the Park? Guides are available at all the entry points.

    From Range office Pakari.

  16. How many persons are allowed in a Vehicle for the Sanctuary?

    According to the seating capacity of the vehicle.

  17. Any exemption for the children in the Park?


  18. Where to stay in Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary?

    FRH Nichlaul, Madhaullia, Dooma, Daibhar, Kushmahawa, Terhighat, Ekma, Pakari. Private accommodations i.e. Hotels and lodges are also  Available in Nautanawa and Mahrajgangj

  19. How to book for accommodation in Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary? How much a room costs?
    Name of the FRH. Aproach Double/Single bed Rent in Rs.
    Nichlaul, Forest Road AS above Indian 300.00
    Foreigner 500.00 +15 per day electric charge
    Dooma, Forest Road AS above
    Madhaullia, Forest Road AS above
    Daibhar Forest Road AS above
    Terhighat, Forest Road AS above
    Kushmahawa Forest Road AS above
    Pakari Forest Road AS above
    Ekma Forest Road AS above

  20. How to make payments for the accommodation facility.

    A request application along with demand draft in favour of Divisional forest offier Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary  Maharajganj.

  21. Does the Forest Rest Houses have Canteen Facility?


  22. How to make the cancellation of booked tickets?

    Once booked ticket cannot be cancelled.

  23. Where do I get more information on Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary?

      Divisional Forest Officer, 
      Sohagibarwa wildlife Sanctuary, Farenda Road
      Maharajganj. UP.

  24. What are mandatory documents that I need to carry during the Park Visits?

    For Indian nationals  - A photo ID, For Foreign nationals - Passport.

  25. What are precautions I need to take for my safety while in the Park?

    Do's and don’t are displayed at many places in the Sanctuary.

    • Fire arms of any kind are not permitted.
    • Pets are not allowed.
    • Walking and tracking is strictly prohibited.
    • Entry is permitted only for day time.
    • Littering and Garbage are not allowed to be thrown inside the sanctuary.
    • Smoking in the Sanctuary is strictly prohibited.
    • Playing transistors and tape recorders are not permitted.
    • The blowing of horns and driving above the speed limit is prohibited.
    • Vandalism is not allowed.
    •  Entry without valid permit is not allowed.

  26. I have purchased the ticket for the park. Does it enable me to have guaranteed sighting of the leopard or tiger?

    Sighting is by chance. Sighting is not guaranteed.

  27. What are the birds species sited in the wet lands and high forest area of sanctuary?

    Munias, Mynas, , Snipes, House Sparrow, House Crow, Wood peckers, Rose ringed parakeet, Golden Oriole, Spotted owlet, Little heron, Lesser adjutant, Purple Heron, Shovelers, Doves,    Jungle fowl, Hornbills, Bee eaters, Bulbuls Barbets, Babblers, Drongos, Tree pie, Ibises, Northern pintail, , Bar headed goose, Common shell   duck, Marbled duck, Pond heron, Open billed stork,  Grey lag goose Sarus crane, Lesser whistling teal, Egrets, Flamingos ,Comb duck, Coots, Cormorants, Cranes ,White Spoonbill, Black naked crane, Peafowl, Cuckoos, Darters, White breasted kingfisher, Sandpipers, Common teal. Gadwall, Mallard, Spot billed duck, Common pochard,  Ruddy shelduck, Wigeon, Painted stork, Tufted duck etc.