Maharashtra is home to many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. These national parks and sanctuaries are home to many rare species of flora and fauna. Thanks to the state government, these parks are well safeguarded and try to upgrade with every year to attract foreign and domestic tourists.
Modern amenities such as jeep rides, night safaris, library and
audio-visual facilities, comfortable accommodation and efficient
transport are also available at these parks at a nominal charge. Most of
the sanctuaries and the park have lakes with serene beauty.
Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary, Tadoba National Park, Chikhaldhara,
Dajipur, Bharmragarh Wild Life Sanctuary, Navegaon National Park,
Tipeshwer, Bor Wildlife Sanctuary are the important sanctuaries in
Maharashtra. Pench Jungle camp is a special accommodation facility
available at the Pench National Park, which is located on the border of
Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary has many types of wild animals like leopard, jungle fowl, wild boar and sloth bear, barking deer, blue bull, peacock and flying squirrel. The entire area is covered with the moist deciduous mix forests.
Bor Wildlife Sanctuary
Bor Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Hingni in Wardha, Maharashtra. It covers an area of 61.10 sq km. It includes 3,237 hectares of Reserve Forest, 2,213 hectares of Protected Forest,
Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary is home to nearly 131 species of wild animals like tiger, leopard, jungle cat, sloth bear and wild dog. Many of the species are included under the endangered species' list like two species of bird, two species of reptiles,
Chikhaldara is in Amaravati district of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. It is believed that its name is derived from Keechaka. This hill station is the only hill station, which offers the tourists lots of wildlife, viewpoints,
Dajipur is situated on the border of Kolhapur and Sindhudurg districts. Rugged mountains and dense forests surround this hilly area. This quiet little place is completely cut-off from human blare.
Adorned with a picturesque landscape and abundant vegetation, Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary has 34 species of mammals, 166 species of birds, 36 species of reptiles and four species of amphibians.
Navegaon is a very popular forest resort in the Vidarbha region. This eastern most part of Maharashtra was built in the 18th century. There is also a picturesque lake that situates amidst the green hills of Navegaon.
Pench National Park
Pench National Park is located on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, which is at a distance of 70 km from Nagpur. The National Park covers an area of 257.26 sq km.
Tadoba National Park
Tadoba National Park is a large park covered with lush, green forestland. It is situated at a distance of 45 km from Chandrapur. Tigers, leopards, gaurs, nilgais,
Black buck, blue bull, chital, sambar, peacock, hare, snake, monkey, wild boar, bear, wild cat, wolf and jackal are the wild animals that are abundantly seen at the Tipeswher sanctuary.