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Mahavir Swami Sanctuary

Mahavir Swami Sanctuary lies amidst the thick woodlands in Lalitpur of Uttar Pradesh. It is about 125 km from Jhansi. This place is haven for nature lovers due to its spectacular greenery and diverse topography. The Sanctuary is a paradise for bird watchers. It is home to diverse avian species.

Tourists are advised to wear clothes that camouflage in the surroundings. Clothes in green, khaki, and earthy colors are best. Visitors must not make loud noises lest the wildlife can get disturbed. Respect nature and nature will respect back.


Mahavir Swami Sanctuary was set up in 1977. The renowned Jain philosopher Mahavir Swami had preached in Uttar Pradesh. He had become a loved public figure here.


Mahavir Swami Sanctuary features a wide variety of wild and endangered animals. Wildlife found here includes Neelgai, Sambhar, Leopard, Wild Bear, and lots of birds. The place also features exotic flora.


Neelgai, Blue Bull, Leopard, Wild Boar, Black Buck, Bear, Jackals, Sambhar, and Langur are the main attractions in Mahavir Swami Sanctuary.


Tourists can stay at Forest Rest Houses in Deogarh. They offer basic amenities. Hotels and lodges, too, are available nearby. Tourists can contact the Divisional Director of Social Forestry in Lalitpur for detailed information about accommodation.

Best Time to Visit

Tourists can visit Mahavir Swami Sanctuary all year round, particularly from November to April.

How to Reach

Tourists can reach Mahavir Swami Sanctuary via railway and roadway. The nearest railway station and airport is in Jhansi, which is 125 km from the Sanctuary.