Target- Delabadi

18 Nov



Delabadi is
situated within the ratapani wildlife
. Ratapani wildlife sanctuary,
situated within the vindhyachal hills passing through raisen and Sehore
districts of Madhya Pradesh, is one of the good abodes for variety of wildlife.
The sanctuary runs parallel on the nothern side of Narmada river, which is the
life line of Madhya pradesh. Towards the west of the sanctuary flows Kolar
river. Forest is dry deciduous type in which teak dominants in some patches. The
area is famous as a natural recreation spot and also for wildlife lovers. The
sanctuary consist of a beautiful forest and an impressive number of wild
animals. The wildlife population in the area of Delabadi consist of carnivores
includes Tiger, Panther, Sloth Beer, Wild dog, Fox and herbivores including
Sambhar, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Blue bull, Chinkara, Monkeys. Large variety
of resident and migratory birds of many rare species like storks, Ibis, Eagle,
Kingfisher, lapwing, Orioles, Hornbills, woodpeckers, Hoopoe Wild cock,
partridge, parakeets are found here. Paradise Fly Catcher, the state bird of
Madhya Pradesh can also be seen in sanctuary area. Sun rise and sun set point
can also be enjoyed in wildlife area. Delabadi serves as an excellent
destination for the nature and wilderness lovers. The drive to Delabadi is an
experience for the naure lovers. Delabadi is situated at a distance of 55 kms
from Bhopal on Rehti road approachable through NH-12, 265 kms from Indore
through NH-3.


Apart from natural
beauty one can also enjoy the visit to Ginnorgarh fort, POW Camp and tiger
exibition hall. The Ginnorgarh Fort is historical, archeological site, which
proves to be natural sight seeing area as well. The place is visited by very
less number of visitors that count from five hundred to one thousand annually.
Short trekking, fort visit and recreation entertain the ecotourist. At present
there is no basic facility only a rest house of the forest department at
Delawari, which is eight kilometers away from the place. The famous Ginnorgarh
Fort was long a Gond strong hold but fell to Dost Mohammed in 18th century is
situated within the sanctuary area. Many old bawadi, which were used as water
source in old days are also present there.


POW Camp- A
prisoners of war (POW) camp under the British Raj is present within the area.
This is an archeological site where there is a sunset point which is a worth
site seeing place. At present it attracts very less number of tourists who come
mostly for the site seeing purpose. The basic facilities are not present in the
area and need to be developed to attract large number of tourist. A Tiger
exhibition hall which is made to educate tourist about the sanctuary is situated
at the entry of the sanctuary gate. Various proposed activities for the area are
” Development of tekking trails of different lengths – 1, 3, 5, …. kms ”
Exhibit gallery / museum ” Wild sports for the children. ” Wildlife viewing /
birding and star gazing ” Walkays and over way trails


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4 Responses to “Target- Delabadi”

  1. mahendra singh April 28, 2008 at 3:54 pm #

    delabari is my village.

  2. mahendra singh April 28, 2008 at 3:55 pm #

    my contact no is 9329080403 and e-mail id is

  3. kartik trivedi May 3, 2008 at 3:30 am #

    wonderful…will make a call…whenever I come there…

  4. sathyu December 17, 2008 at 8:27 am #

    delabari is one of my favourite spots around bhopal. the waterfall is the star attraction and it is indeed unfortunate that the stream remains dry for most of the year. even without the waterfall it is quite a magical place.

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