Bhimbandh (Munger) wildlife Sanctuary
It is situated at a distance of 56 km from Munger, 20 km from Jamui Railway Station and 200 km from Patna Airport. Bhimbandh Wild Life Sanctuary is located in the south west of Munger District. The forests cover an area or 681.99 sq.km on the hills and undulating tract of Kharagpur Hills.
This forest are located in the famous Kharagpur hill range,
south of river Ganga and is surrounded on all sides by non-forestry areas
inhabited by dense population. The vegetation of these forests is very rich
where Sal, Kend, Semal and other trees grow side by side the hilly terrain,
protecting from the suns rays the forms and humble creepers which grow
A host of animals such as Tiger, Leopards, Sloth Bear, Nilgai, Sambhar, Barking deer, Wild Beer, four horned Antelope use to abide by in these forests. In the valley portions and at the foothills are several hot springs of which the finest are at Bhimbandh, Sita Kund and Rishi Kund. All the hot springs maintain nearly same temperature round the year, and seasonal fluctuation of discharge is also nominal. Among them the Bhimbandh group of springs have the maximum temperature (52° C to 65° C) and discharge (0.84-1.12 cum/sec) and constitute the best area for the exploration of geothermal energy potential.
the thermal springs of sanctuary have a common geological frame. The spouts
issue from the contact of massive guartzites (jointed and crushed) with states
and phyllites (Kharagpur Group).
All the springs are situated at topographic lows within the guartziter.
The aqueducts formed due to fracturing are long and narrow zones of fissures
and broken rocks.
There are number of places of tourist interest nearby the Sanctuary like, Rishikund, Ha-Ha Punch Kumari, Rameshwar Kund, Kharagpur Lake, Sringrishi etc. There are Tourist lodge and Forest Rest House that offer accommodation facilities to tourists in the mid of the forest.