The Dnyanganga Wildlife Sanctuary is situated 28 km from Buldhana and 20 km from Khamgaon town of Maharashtra. It is in Buldhana District, near the Dnyanganga River. There are two lakes within the 205 sq km sanctuary. Leopards, sloth bears, barking deer, blue bulls, spotted deer, hyenas, jungle cats and along with jackals give more attraction. About 150 species of birds are there. The ideal time to visit the sanctuary is throught the year. Wild animals are best sighted from February to May. The terrain is undulating, interspersed with hillocks having gentle slopes. Managed by the Office of Field Director- Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra Forest Department, The Sanctuary is a natural habitat for various animals and bird species of which many were seasonal that came from different parts of the country. Botha gate of Dnyanganga Wildlife Sanctuary is reachable by road from Khamgaon on the Khamgaon- Buldhana road. Shegaon is the nearest railway station, on Nagpur-Mumbai main line.
Accommodation is available at Botha where the forest department has dormitories and 4 rooms. This can be booked online at www.magicalmelghat.com. There are a number of guest houses, lodges and Hotels in Khamgaon,Shegaon,Buldhana which are near from Dnyanganga (Botha gate). They offer satisfactory lodging facilities at moderate rates.
The forest area is Southern tropical dry deciduous forest, consisting mainly of Teak and Anjan.
The protected area is rich in faunal life such as Leopards, sloth bears, barking deers, Sambars, Blue Bulls, spotted deers, hyenas, jungle cats and jackals.
It is having a very extreme climate, the winters are very cold where as the summers are very hot.
All major Network coverage present in Buldhana and around its Highway.
Khamgaon, Buldhana town.
Wear loose fitting and simple clothes that blend with the sanctuary surroundings.
Accommodation is easily available in Buldhana. There are a number of guest houses, lodges and hotels in Buldhana. They offer satisfactory lodging facilities at moderate rates. Most of them are located close to the main town center.
For Bookings : www.magicalmelghat.com
Address: Dnyanganga Sanctuary is situated 8 km from Buldhana and 20 km from Khamgaon town of Maharashtra.
Nearest City: Khamgaon town
Best time to visit: The ideal time to visit the sanctuary is from January to June. Wild animals are best sighted from February to May.
Nearest Railway Station:
Shegaon is the nearest railway station, on Nagpur-Mumbai main line, where all important trains have halts.
Aurangabad Airport or Chikkalthana Airport
Telephone: 91-240-485234 Fax: 91-240-485344
Buldana( 8 kms) and Khamgaon (20 kms.) are the nearest towns.
Dnyanganga Sanctuary Contacts & Suggestions Address:
Dy.Conservator of Forests (WL) In front of District Court, Railway Station Road, Ramdaspeth, Akola-444001
Phone No. : 0724-436869 (O), 442548(R)