Katepurna wildlife sanctuary

Katepurna wildlife sanctuary

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India /Maharashtra /Akola /Katepurna

Sight Address : The sanctuary is at a distance of 40kms from the city of Akola, Maharashtra. Edit

Detail InformationEdit

Katepurna Sanctuary is situated in the district of Akola, which comes under the Vidarbha region. The sanctuary occupies a large part of catchment area of the Katepurna reservoir. Due to the presence of large amount of water, birds get attracted towards the place. The period between October to June is the ideal time for visiting the place. Flora- The place is very rich in vegetation cover and mainly comprises of southern tropical deciduous forests. There are more than 115 species of plants & trees like Bahada, Aola, Tendu, Dhawada, Salai, Moha, Teude and many more. Fauna- The sanctuary is a home to a wide array of animals like Black buck, Hyena, Wolf, Nilgai, Leopard, Jungle cat, Hare, Wild boar, Monkey etc. The chief attraction of the sanctuary is the Barking deer and the Four-horned Antelope. One can also see various species of birds like Peafowl, eagles, woodpecker etc. Katepurna Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 73.69 sq. km. It covers a great part of the catchment area of the Katepurna reservoir. It is well known for for-horned antelope and barking deer.

Area : 73.69 sq. km.

Katepurna Wildlife Sanctuary

Katepurna Wildlife Sanctuary

HistoryEdit

N.A.

Must SeeEdit

Must See
There are more than 115 species of plants & trees like Bahada, Aola, Tendu, Dhawada, Salai, Moha, Teude and many more. Fauna- The sanctuary is a home to a wide array of animals like Black buck, Hyena, Wolf, Nilgai, Leopard, Jungle cat, Hare, Wild boar, Monkey etc.

Visiting TimeEdit

Safari timings during Summer : 6.30 am to 10.30 & 3 pm to 6 pm.

Closed OnEdit

N.A.

Best Season to VisitEdit

October to June.

Best Time To VisitEdit

Morning, Afternoon.

Time Required for SightseeingEdit

Area Cover by Sanctuary : 73.69 sq. km.
Tourism Route : N.A.
Requied Time : 2 – 3 Hours.

Ticket Required : Yes Edit

Individual National Adult Rs. : N.A.

Kids Rs. : N.A.

Individual Foreigner Adult Rs. : N.A.

Kids Rs. : N.A.

Still Photo Camera Rs. : N.A.

Video Camera Rs. : N.A.

Vehicle/ Gypsies Rs. : N.A.

Vehicles allowed Per Gates : N.A.

Guide Required : Yes Edit

Approximate cost: N.A.

Dress Code (If Any) : No Edit

Dress Require: N.A.

Restaurants NearbyAdd / Edit

How to ReachEdit

Taxi : Private Taxies are available here. The place is well connected by road to Akola, which is 40kms from the sanctuary.

Bus : The place is well connected by road to Akola, which is 40kms from the sanctuary.

Train : The closest railway station is located at Akola (40kms).

Air : The closest airport is situated at Sonegaon, Nagpur (292kms).

Others : N.A.

Things to CarryEdit

  • Carry some food, Plenty of water and Camera.

Safety / WarningEdit

  • Do not disturb the animals during day time as most of the nocturnal animals sleep during day time.

HelplineEdit

  • Police – 100
  • Fire – 101
  • Ambulance – 102

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