Katepurna wildlife sanctuary
Sight Address : The sanctuary is at a distance of 40kms from the city of Akola, Maharashtra. Edit
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.
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.
Safari timings during Summer : 6.30 am to 10.30 & 3 pm to 6 pm.
Best Season to Visit
October to June.
Best Time To Visit
Time Required for Sightseeing
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.
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.
- Police – 100
- Fire – 101
- Ambulance – 102