The wildlife sanctuary initially started as a game sanctuary where children took fun rides. The sanctuary is spread over varying elevations and across 158 sq. km of forest area. The altitude varies from 500ft. at the southern area near Sukna and rising up to 4,300ft towards the northern area near a place called Latpanchar. While driving down the forest, you will reach the banks of Mahananda River. The stream with mountains at the backdrop is a picturesque place.
Regular day safaris are offered in the sanctuary from the Sukna gate both in the morning and in the afternoon. However no vehicles are provided, so one has to bring their own vehicle to explore the forest. It takes about 2 to 2.5 hours to complete the tour and one must make sure to come back before dark. There are 330 different types of plantations, and the lower plains are the zone or elephant migration. If you are lucky, you might even spot the Royal Bengal Tiger in this sanctuary.