Nagzira, Bhandara


About Nagzira

Nagzira wildlife sanctuary is located between Bhandara-Gondia district of Maharashtra.Nearest National Highway is NH-53. 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. 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 visit this sanctuary annually. Wild animals to spot are the tiger, panther, bison, sambar, neelgai, chital, wild boar, sloth bear and wild dog. There are also tigers, leopards and an elephant named Rupa.


The Gond kings once ruled these forests in the vicinity of the Bhandara. In 1970, 116.54 km2 (45.00 sq mi) was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary. In 2012, state government announced to merge this sanctuary with another national park to include in Saving tiger project

Nagzira is located in City of Bhandara state of Maharashtra which has other variety of things to explore

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