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.

Accomodation

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.

Features

Flora

The forest area is Southern tropical dry deciduous forest, consisting mainly of Teak and Anjan.

Founa

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.

Climate/Weather

It is having a very extreme climate, the winters are very cold where as the summers are very hot.

Mobile Range

All major Network coverage present in Buldhana and around its Highway.

Nearest Petrol Pump

Khamgaon, Buldhana town.

Tips and Suggestions

Wear loose fitting and simple clothes that blend with the sanctuary surroundings.

Accomodation

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:

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

Interesting Things to do

The most popular activity is the guided trips inside the sanctuary to watch the animals, conducted by the local forest department. Regular morning and evening safari rides take tourists into the forest.

Interesting Things to visit

There are lots of tourist attractions in Buldhana District. The region is known for its scenic beauty and charming atmosphere. A large number of sightseeing tours are arranged by the local tourist board and the travel agencies. Some popular places to see in the area are:

  • Lonar crater
  • Shegaon
  • Purna River

There are two lakes within the 205 sq km sanctuary. About 150 species of birds are there.Several bird species including both resident and migratory types can be found in this sanctuary. An added attraction of the Buldhana District, Maharashtra is the festivals. Travelers can visit the Sarai Mahasiddha Baba fair and Shri Balaji fair. One can buy wide range of local handicrafts and artifacts from the fairs.

www.magicalmelghat.com.
www.katepurnawildlifesanctuary.com.
www.lonarwildlifesanctuary.com.
www.karanjasoholwildlifesanctuary.com.

Location Information

Address: Dnyanganga Sanctuary is situated 8 km from Buldhana and 20 km from Khamgaon town of Maharashtra.
District:Buldhana
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.

How to reach

Nearest Railway Station:
Shegaon is the nearest railway station, on Nagpur-Mumbai main line, where all important trains have halts.
Nearest Airport:
Aurangabad Airport or Chikkalthana Airport
Telephone: 91-240-485234 Fax: 91-240-485344
Road Transport:
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)