This park is the result of the carving of Chhattisgarh from Madhya Pradesh in November 2000. Of the former Sanjay National Park (in Madhya Pradesh), 60% is now located in the former state of koriya, now a district of Chhattisgarh, and has been renamed after the state's Satnami reformist hero, Guru Ghasidas (1756-1850).
The forest is dominated by sal and extensive patches of bamboo. Other major plants in the sanctuary include salai, dhawada (anogeissus latifolia), palash (bitted monosperma), gurajan (hi11ia choromendelica), semal, mahua and tendu. The rich and diverse vegetation supports a wide variety of wildlife, including tiger, leopard, chital, nilgai, chinkara, jackal, sambhar, four-horned antelope, jungle cat, barking deer, bison, porcupine, monkey, striped hyena, sloth bear, wild dog, wild pig, cobra, monitor lizards and python. It is also a paradise for bird lovers and houses various species of parakeet, bulbul, minivet, oriole, wagtail, munia, king¬fisher, barbet, tree pie, and drongo.
The park is located on the Riva-Sidhi-Mirjapur-Varanasi State Highway and is at a distance of 60 kms from Sidhi. Madhya Pradesh. Jaora Railway Station (20 kms) is the nearest railhead.