National Parks In Maharashtra

List of National Parks in Maharashtra

Maharashtra has always been popular among the Indian tourists. This Indian state contains plenty of attractions for the lovers of flora and fauna. There are many places in Maharashtra that are still untouched and unaffected by the elements of urbanization. This is the reason why some of the national parks in Maharashtra are so amazing to check out. So, let us provide you a little detail about some of the most popular national parts in this Indian state you can check out.

Tadoba National Park, Maharashtra

It is basically a tiger reserve located in the Chandrapur district. Being one of the largest national parks in India, Tadoba is considered quite important for the Save Tiger campaign. From the national park, the nearest railway station is the Chandrapur railway station, located at a distance of 45kms. From mid October to the end of June month, this park remains open for the visitors.

It is important to mention that the Tadoba National Park remains closed on every Tuesday. Spread across an area of 626 square kilometers, this national park in Maharashtra can truly impress you with its dense forest, deep valleys, smooth meadows, etc. If you want to spot some healthy and ferocious tigers then you should definitely visit this place.

Pench National Park, Maharashtra

Established in the year 1983, this national park is shared by two Indian states- Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The name of this park has been derived from the Pench River, and hence rafting is one of the prime attractions you can check out. The total area encompassed by this national park is 758 square kilometers.

This national park contains more than 1200 species of useful plants, and the area is also one of the many tiger reserves in India. In addition, you can also spot Indian leopard, jungle cat, wild dog, barking deer, etc. Winter season is definitely the best time to check out this place. The railway station and airport of Nagpur is the nearest option you can have. From July to September, the parks remains closed

Pench National Park

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Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra

It is one of the best sanctuaries in Maharashtra for sure. Located in the Raigad District, Karnala bird sanctuary offers an amazing opportunity of getting closer to more than 150 species and 35 species of resident birds and migratory birds respectively. This sanctuary falls in the Panvel taluka, and the distance between the railway station of Panvel and the sanctuary is 12kms. You can easily find many hotels around the sanctuary.

Karnala Bird Sanctuary

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Chandoli National Park, Maharashtra

Founded in the year 2004, this Chandoli is one of the most widely visited wildlife sanctuaries in Maharashtra. It occupies an area of 317.67 square kilometers, and it falls under the Sangli District, which is also the nearest railway station (75km) you can find. The Chandoli Dam is the nearest landmark, and the park encompasses many wild species, such as Indian leopard, sloth bears, Indian giant squirrels, Indian bison, etc. October to February is the best time to visit.

Chandoli National Park

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Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra

During the year 1973-74, Melghat was announced as one of the tiger reserves in India. It was the year 1985 when it was established. The railway station of Amravati District is the nearest option you have, and the distance between them is 115kms. It encompasses an area of 1677 square kilometers, and Bengal Tiger, sloth bear, Indian Jackal, Gaur, Sambar, Python,Nilgai, and Langur are some of the wild animals you can spot here. From October to April, it is the best time to visit Melghat Tiger Reserve.

 

Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Located in the Raigad District, it is one of the best options to check out in the list of wildlife sanctuaries in Maharashtra. Comprising of 6979 hectares of dense forest, Phansad wildlife sanctuary is one of the prime ecosystems of the Western Ghats. With rich flora and fauna diversity, this sanctuary can provide you an amazing glimpse of nature. Roha is the nearest railway station you can find from this wildlife sanctuary.

Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary

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Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

The next in the list of national parks in Maharashtra is the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, which was established in the year 1984. Falling under the Khed and Ambegaon talukas, of Pune district, this wildlife sanctuary is home to some of the rarest and oldest grove on the earth. Pune railway station is the nearest railway option you have, at a distance of 110kms. October to April is the best time to visit this place.

Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Falling under the Yawal Tehsil, which is in the Jalgaon district, this wildlife sanctuary encompasses an area of 178 square kilometers. Shisam, Ain, Khair, Haldu, Awala, and Tendu are some of the major species of trees you can find here; whereas, it is also home to wild animals like tiger, nilgai, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, jungle cat, fox, jackal, etc. You can visit this place from October to June. The railway station of Raver is the nearest option.

Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary

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Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

It is perhaps the most popular Maharashtra national park, and there are many reasons to support it. More than 30,000 tourists visit this national park on annual basis, mainly due to the beautiful landscape, rich flora & fauna, luxuriant vegetation, and tigers of course. Spread across 152 square kilometers, this national park was founded in 1970. It is abode to numerous species of mammals, birds, invertebrates, amphibia, and fishes as well. Soundad is the nearest railway station, at a distance of 20kms. Even though April and May are the best months to visit this park, but it remains filled with visitors all through the year.

Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary

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Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Last but not the least, this wildlife sanctuary is situated in Radhanagari taluka, which is in the Kolhapur district. Also known as Bison Sanctuary, it was established in the year 1958. This wildlife sanctuary is very close to the Western Ghats, and hence it offers rich flora and fauna; such as 47 types of mammals, 264 types of birds, 59 types of reptiles, and 66 types of butterflies. Located at a distance of 45kms, the railway station of Kolhapur is the nearest one. October to April is the best time to visit.

Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary

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Other National Parks in Maharashtra

Gugamal National Park, Maharashtra

Nawegaon National Park, Maharashtra

Sanjay Gandhi National Park Borivali, Maharashtra

Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra

Chikhaldara National Park, Maharashtra

Kaas National Park, Maharashtra

Rehekuri Blackbuck National Park, Maharashtra

Painganga Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Tipeshwar wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Amba Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Aner Dam Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Bor Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

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Dhyanganga Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

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Great Indian Bustard Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

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Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Karanja Sohal Blackbuck Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

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Lonar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

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Naigaon Mayur Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

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Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

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