Forest and Wildlife Department,

Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

FAQ

Frequently Ask Question

  1. Where is the Vijay Sagar Birds Sanctuary located?

    The Vijay Sagar Birds Sanctuary is located in Mahoba, with Head Quarter at Mahoba.

  2. How do I reach the Vijay Sagar Birds Sanctuary?

    Vijay Sagar Birds Sanctuary can be accessed by Road and Rail. Nearest Railway station is Mahoba. It is well connected to Allahabad, Jhansi by Road & Rail. Distance of the sanctuary from Khajuraho Railway Station is 65 km. Airport – Nearest air port is Khajuraho at a distance of 70 km from Mahoba.

  3. How do I contact the Vijay Sagar Birds Sanctuary Management?

    • Divisional Forest Officer,
      Kaimur Wild Sanctuary,
      Ghoorahoo Patti, Jogiabari Road
      Mirzapur UP.
      Ph No-05442-253126
      email: dfokaimoor@yahoo.co.in
    • Range Forest Officer,
      Vijay Sagar
      Mahoba - U.P.
      Mob.- 9648069690

  4. Which is the entry point, to Vijay Sagar Birds Sanctuary?

    5 Kms from Mahoba, at Vijay Sagar.

  5. What is the best time to visit Vijay Sagar Birds Sanctuary?

    Visiting season is from November to February.

  6. When is the Vijay Sagar Birds Sanctuary closed to public?

    From 15th June to 31th Oct.

  7. How is the weather at Vijay Sagar Birds Sanctuary?

    During summer months, temperature varies from 270 C to 450 C and during winter months, the temperature varies from 60 C to 260 C. Rains are frequent during Monsoons.

  8.  What are the main species of water birds in Vijay Sagar Birds Sanctuary?

    The main species of birds are :- Common Pochard, Ruddy shaddock, Wigeon, Painted  Stork ,Tufted Duck, Northern Pintail, , Bar-headed Goose, Common Shell-duck, Marbled Duck, Pond Heron, Open-billed Stork,  Greylag Goose Saras Crane, Lesser Whistling Teal, Egrets, Flamingos ,Comb Duck, Coots, Cormorants, Cranes ,White Spoonbill, Black-Necked crane , Peafowl, Darters, , White-breasted Kingfisher, Sandpipers, Common Teal. Gadwall, Mallard, Spot-billed duck etc.

  9. What are the off-days for the sanctuary?

    No off day during visiting period. Sanctuary is closed for visitors from 15th June to 31st Oct.

  10. Where to stay in Vijay Sagar Birds Sanctuary?

    Forest Rest House, Vijay Sagar, Mahoba.
    PWD Inspection Bungalow, Mahoba.
    Irrigation Dept .Inspection Bungalow, Mahoba.
    Tourist Bungalow, Mahoba.

  11. How to book for accommodation in Vijay Sagar Birds Sanctuary?

    Accommodations can be booked by -  
    Divisional Forest Officer,
    Kaimur Wild Life Sanctuary,
    Ghoorahoo Patti, Jogiabari Road
    Mirzapur UP.

  12. Where do I get more information on Vijay Sagar Birds Sanctuary?

    • Divisional Forest Officer,
      Kaimoor Wild Sanctuary,
      Ghoorahoo Patti, Jogiabari Road
      Mirzapur UP.

    • Range Forest Officer
      Vijay Sagar
      Mahoba, U.P.

  13. Is there any provision of moving on foot/camping/staying in hides and Machans/night Sanctuary/cycling/nature trails inside the Sanctuary?

    • Moving on foot is not allowed.
    • Camping /staying in hides and Machans is allowed only in notified places.
    • Night movement/cycling is not allowed;
    • There are no nature trails inside the Sanctuary.

  14. What are mandatory documents that I need to carry during the Sanctuary Visits?

    For Indian nationals  - A photo ID
    For Foreigners - Passport.

  15. What are precautions I need to take for my safety while in the Sanctuary?

    Do's and don’ts are displayed at many places in the Jungle/Sanctuary.

    • Fire-arms of any kind are not permitted.
    • Pets are not allowed.
    • Entry is permitted only for day time.
    • Littering of garbage is not allowed.
    • Smoking in the Jungle/Zoo/Sanctuary is strictly prohibited.
    • Playing transistors and tape recorders is not permitted.
    • Blowing of horns and driving above the speed limit is prohibited.
    • Teasing / Irritating the  animals is strictly prohibited.
    • Entry without valid permit is not allowed.