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Wildlife
Maharashtra

TadobaNational Park

This park was set up in 1955 in Chandrpur district and is spread over an area of 116.55sq.km. The nearest town is Chandrapur which is 45km from the park and also serves as the rail head. The airport nearest to this park is Sonegaon, Nagpur 208km from the park.

The park is covered with deciduous forests featuring teak around Tadoba lake. The fauna consists of leopard, leopard cat, pangolin, tiger, panther, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, cheetah, nilgai, chinkara, crocodile, Python and Bengal monitor lizard.

A motorable road goes round the artificial Tadoba lake. It has few rest houses. The best months for visiting the park are November to June.

Best Time to Visit: October to March read more

Navegaon National Park

Established in 1975, the Nawegaon National Park is situated in Bhandara district in an area of 134sq.km. The nearest town is Gondia 100km from the park. The nearest airport is Nagpur, 30km from the park and the railhead is Deolgaon, one km away from the park.

The fauna consist of leopard, tiger panther, sloth bear, fishing cat, four horned antelope, sambar, nilgai, python, peafowl and migratory birds. There is a lake in the park which attracts a large number of migratory birds during the period from January to April.

Best Time to Visit: May and December

Gugamal National Park

This park is spread over an area of 361sq.km in the district of Amaravati. The nearest airport is Sonegaon (Nagpur) about 200km from the park. The railhead is Badnera at a distance of 124km. The nearest bus-station is Paratwada, 60km from the park The vegetation of the park is of dry deciduous type.

The mammals found in the park are leopard, panther, tiger, sloth bear, fishing cat four horned antelope, sambar, barking deer, wild beer, cheetah etc. Python is also found. The bird life is plentiful.

Best Time to Visit: March to June.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

This park was established in the year 1983 in the district of Thane and Bombay in an area of 86.96sq.km. The nearest town to the park is Borivili just a distance of 3km. This town is also the rail head to visit the park. The nearest airport is Santacruz, Bombay at a distance of 15km.

Most of the forest is dry deciduous type with a few patches of evergreen and semi-evergreen forests towards the Kanheri caves. Plant species are mangrove, jambal, teak. About 1,000 species of flowering plants are present in the park

The fauna of the park consists of panther, jungle cat, mongoose, four-horned antelope, sambar, mouse deer, wild boar,  languor, monkey, magar and crocodile. A variety of water birds, of prey and vultures, quails, ring fishes, owls, parakeets are found. Amphibians, fishes turtles, python, snakes and a large variety of butterflies and moths also flourish in the park.

Best Time to Visit: October to March read more

Panch National Park

Set up in the year 1975, the Panch National Park is situated in the district of Nagpur 64km away from the park. Sonegaon, Nagpur is the nearest airport to visit the park.

The fauna of the park consist of tiger, panther, gaur, sloth bear, barking deer, chital, sambar, four-horned antelope, nilgai, chinkara, jungle fowl and peafowl.

Best Time to Visit: April-May.

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Pench

Nearest Town - Nagpur - 64km
Railhead - Nagpur - 64km
Airport - Sonegaon Nagpur - 14km

April to May

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Dy. conservator of Forests, Nagpur Division,
Nagpur.

Nawegaon

Nearest Town - Gondia - 100km.
Railhead - Deolgaon - 1km.
Airport - Nagpur - 130kms.

May &December

Accommodation available

 

Dy. Conservator of Forests, Gondia Division, 
Gondia.

Tadoba

Nearest Town - Chandrapur- 45km.
Railhead - Chandrapur - 45km.
Airport - Sonegaon, Nagpur - 208km.

November to June

Accommodation available

Dy. Conservator of Forests, Tadoba National Park,
 Mul Road, Chandrapur.

Gugmal

Nearest Town - Paratwada - 60km.
Railhead - Badnera - 124km.
Airport - Sonegaon, 
Nagpur - 200km.

March toJune

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Dy. Conservator of Forests, Amaravati Division, Amaravati.