Located in the Raipur district, Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 232 sq km. Established in 1983, the sanctuary comprises a broken mass of land traversed by hills. It derives its name from the Udanti river flowing through a major part of the sanctuary. It is famous for its endangered wild buffalo.
The wildlife includes the wild buffalo, tiger, chital, leopard, four-horned antelope, chinkara, black buck, barking deer, sloth bear, gaur, wild dog, porcupine, bison, striped hyena, fox, cobra, python etc. The sanctuary also has a sizable population of birds like the parrot, bulbul, peafowl, racket-tailed drongo, egret, heron, magpie robin, lesser whistling teal, pintail, roller and heron. The Sanctuary is 160 kms from state capital, Raipur, which is also the nearest airport. Rajim (115 kms) is the nearest railhead and the nearest bus stand from Udanti.