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Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary

Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary is a natural wildlife sanctuary included in the natural World Heritage Site of category ix and x since 2012, situated in Kolhapur district, Maharashtra State,India. It lies at the southern end of the Sahyadri hills in the Western Ghats.

Districts/Regions

Kolhapur district, Maharashtra , India.

History

Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary is eminent as the first declared wildlife sanctuary in Maharashtra, notified in 1958, as “Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary''. It is located in the Sahyadri hill ranges; and
covers an area of around 351.16 square KM. It is also known as the “Bison Sanctuary'' of Maharashtra. The prime species in this sanctuary is the Indian bison or Gaur (Bos Gaurus). According to
the 2014 census, the population of around Bison here was 1091.

Geography

notified by UNESCO as the Sahyadri sub-cluster of Western Ghats. This sanctuary is situated between 16°10" to 16°30" north latitude and 73°52" to 74°14" east longitude. The Krishna River
feeders, Bhogavati River, Dudhganga River, Tulshi River,Kallamma River and Dirba River course through the sanctuary's region. State Highway 116 goes through the focal point of the
sanctuary.

Weather/Climate

notified by UNESCO as the Sahyadri sub-cluster of Western Ghats. This sanctuary is situated between 16°10" to 16°30" north latitude and 73°52" to 74°14" east longitude. The Krishna River feeders, Bhogavati River, Dudhganga River, Tulshi River, Kallamma River and Dirba River course through the sanctuary's region. State Highway 116 goes through the focal point of the sanctuary.

things to do

Visitors have the alternative of either trekking across the stretches of Kutcha road to the heart of the jungle with the guide or travelling in a jeep with amusement. The geology here is truly
changing, from thick forests with undergrowth so dense that regardless of whether there is an animal close to you, you will not see it, to enormous open glades of dry grass and wildflowers on a bed of bauxite, where bison come to graze. A huge covering of blue skies crowns the scenic beauty.
Only a couple of steps down a forest way the Konkan lies spread out before you. There are heaps of mauve hills, sunlight playing over tremendous stretches of green; lakes somewhere far off and
beyond them, more mountains. A small village glimmers in the evening sun.

Nearest tourist places

1. Aarey Milk colony (11 KM)
2. Powai Lake (18 KM)
3. Aksa beach (15 KM)

Special food specialty and hotel

This park has its canteen or there are some places to sit and have your own food. Carrying your own food is a great option to have your meals. Being part of Mumbai, a variety of cuisines are available around the park.

Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station

Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit

The visiting hours for the park are 7.30am to 6.00 pm. In the rainy season and winter months this place has the charm of greenery.

Language spoken in area 

English, Hindi, Marathi .