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Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary

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Overview

Nagzira wildlife sanctuary is located between Bhandara district and Gondia district of Maharashtra at . Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is locked in the arms of nature and adorned with a picturesque landscape, luxuriant vegetation and serves as a living outdoor museum to explore and appreciate nature. This sanctuary has a number of fish, 34 species of mammals, 166 species of birds, 36 species of reptiles and four species of amphibians.[1] The invertebrate fauna includes, besides a number of insects and ant species. Wild animals found here are the tiger, Indian gaur, sambar, nilgai, chital, wild boar, sloth bear, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer and wild dog. Nearly 30,000 tourists visits this sanctuary annually. Wild animals to spot are the tiger, panther, bison, sambar, nilgai, chital, wild boar, sloth bear and wild dog. There are also tigers, leapord and one elephant named Rupa.[1]

Location

State: Maharashtra District: Gondia and Bhandara Tahsil: Situated in Arjuni (Sadak), Goregaon & Tiroda Tahsils of Gondia District and Sakoli Bhandara, Lakhni Tahsil of Bhandara district Circle: Geographically the area of this sanctuary comes under the Nagpur Circle of the State Forest Department. The administration and management of this sanctuary comes under the control of the Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife), Nagpur. Division : The administration and management of this sanctuary comes directly under Conservator of Forests (Wildlife),Bhandara and Gondia. Ranges: The area of this sanctuary comes under the Nagzira range.

Access

By road
Nagzira wildlife Sanctuary is situated only 22 km. away from Sakoli on the National Highway No. 6 (Bombay – Calcutta) which passes through Sakoli. The sanctuary is situated at the distance of about 60 km from District H. Q. Gondia and 60 km. away from District H.O Bhandara. Nearest bus-stand is at Sakoli & Tirora .

By train
Nearest railway stations are ; a) Gondia 50 km b) Bhandara Road 50 km c) Soundad 20 km d) Tirora 20 km

By air
The nearest airport is Nagpur (~100 km) and Gondia (~70 km) (for private planes).

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