Koka Wildlife Sanctuary

Koka Wildlife Sanctuary

Comments Off on Koka Wildlife Sanctuary

India /Maharashtra /Bhandara /Koka

Sight Address : Koka Wildlife Sanctuary is 60 km from Nagpur via Bhandara after crossing toll naka via Paladi, Dodmazari, Chandrapur gate. Edit

Detail InformationEdit

It is raining wildlife sanctuaries in forest and biodiversity-rich Vidarbha. With state government showing interest, Bhandara forest division has prepared a proposal for 92 sq km Koka wildlife sanctuary, just 20km from Bhandara. In the last two years since November 2010, government has notified at least five wildlife sanctuaries – Mansinghdeo, New Bor, New Nagzira, Navegaon and Umred-Karhandla. Koka will be sixth. Koka is a dense forest and has rich wildlife including tigers and leopards besides wolves and herbivores like gaurs, chitals and sambars. The area also has some natural water bodies and supports dispersing populations from Nagzira and New Nagzira.
Area : 98 km
Gate : Chandrapur.

Koka Wildlife Sanctuary

Koka Wildlife Sanctuary

HistoryEdit

According to Prafulla Bhamburkar, manager of Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), Koka was declared a reserve forest in 1879. It was a shooting block during the Raj era. “The area has good prey base. If similar protection is granted to Lendezari-Gaimukh then entire Pench corridor would be protected,” Bhamburkar felt. The committee on ‘Rationalization of boundaries of PAs’ has already asked the state to increase protected area (PA) network in lieu of reduction of 8,496 sq km Great Indian Bustard (GIB) sanctuary in Nanaj in Solapur to 1,222.61 sq km.

Must SeeEdit

Must See
Tigers, sloth bear, leopard, bisons, deer, sambar, nilgais, wild boars, barking deer.

Visiting TimeEdit

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

Closed OnEdit

Thursday

Best Season to VisitEdit

November to June.

Best Time To VisitEdit

Morning, Afternoon.

Time Required for SightseeingEdit

Area Cover by Sanctuary : 98 sq. km
Tourism Route : 44 km.
Requied Time : 3 – 4 Hours..

Ticket Required : Yes Edit

Individual National Adult Rs. : Rs. 30/-

Kids Rs. : N.A.

Individual Foreigner Adult Rs. : Rs. 30/-

Kids Rs. : N.A.

Still Photo Camera Rs. : N.A.

Video Camera Rs. : N.A.

Vehicle/ Gypsies Rs. : Light vehicle – Rs. 100/- ; Heavy vehicle – Rs. 150/-
(Gypsies Not available. Private Vehicles allowed. Vehicles allowed per day – 20)

Vehicles allowed Per Gates : Chandrapur (20 Vehicles)

Guide Required : Yes Edit

Approximate cost: Rs. 250/-

Dress Code (If Any) : No Edit

Dress Require: N.A.

Restaurants NearbyAdd / Edit

How to ReachEdit

Taxi : Koka Wildlife Sanctuary is 60 km from Nagpur via Bhandara after crossing toll naka via Paladi, Dodmazari, Chandrapur gate.Private Taxies are also available here.

Bus : State government public transport buses ply between Bhandara and other cities in the state. Tourist bus services at regular intervals are also available.

Train : There is no railway station near to Koka in less than 10 km. Bhandara Road Rail Way Station (near to Bhandara) are the Rail way stations reachable from near by towns. How ever Nagpur Rail Way Station is major railway station 81 KM near to Koka.

Air : The Nearest airport is at Nagpur (60 km).

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

Gallery


View All Wildlife in Maharashtra... Click Here

Nagzira Wild Life Sanctuary
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
Navegaon Wildlife Sanctuary

About the author:

Back to Top