Nagzira Wild Life Sanctuary
Sight Address : Nagzira Wild Life Sanctuary is 125 km from Nagpur via Bhandara, Lakhani and Sakoli and 40 km away from Gondia. Edit
Nagzira Wild Life Sanctuary has an area 152.81 sq. km. This sanctuary is locked in the arms of nature and adorned with picturesque landscape, luxirous vegetation. It has got immense potentials from biodiversity conservation point of view. The sanctuary has diverse type of vegetation ranging from dry mixed forest to moist forest. Forest type is southern tropical dry decidious forest. The major tree species are teak, ain, haldu, dhawda, Tendu, Moha etc. The vertebrate fauna of sanctuary includes 166 species of birds, 36 species of reptiles, and 34 species of mammals like Tiger, Panther, Jungle cat, Wolf, Jackel etc. The sactuary has got immense potentials for providing wildlife education. Nearly 30000 tourists visits this sanctuary annually. Five watch cabins are four watch towers are located for wild life conservation.
Area : 153 sq. km
Gates : Pitezari (A Zone & B Zone), Chokhamara ( Nagzira and New Nagzira), Mangezari. Mangezari is 30 km from Gondia.
The area was declared a reserve forest on February 20, 1879 under Section 34 of the Indian Forest Act of 1878. In 1970, Nagzira was declared a wildlife sanctuary. In 1984, it was brought under the charge of the Deputy Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Nagpur. Only one village named Thadezari is located within the boundary of the reserve. The Mahadeo temple at Pongezara, bordering the sanctuary attracts huge crowds during Mahashivaratri.
Apart From wildlife, various bird species at Nagzira lake.
October 1 to January 31 – 7 am to 6 pm
Safari timings during Summer : 6.30 am to 10.30 & 3 pm to 6 pm.
This Sanctuary Closed in Rainy Season between June 16 to September 30.
Best Season to Visit
October to February.
Best Time To Visit
Time Required for Sightseeing
Area Cover by Sanctuary : 153 sq. km
Tourism Route : 60 km.
Requied Time : 4-5 Hours.
Ticket Required : YesEdit
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 and Private Vehicles allowed. Vehicles allowed per day – 76)
Vehicles allowed Per Gates : Pitezari (A Zone 15 Vehicles & B Zone 10 Vehicles), Chokhamara (Nagzira 8 Vehicles and New Nagzira 8 Vehicles), Mangezari (4 vehicles).
Guide Required : YesEdit
Approximate cost: Rs. 250/-
Dress Code (If Any) : No Edit
Dress Require: N.A.
How to ReachEdit
Taxi : Nagzira Wild Life Sanctuary is 125 km from Nagpur via Bhandara, Lakhni and Sakoli. Private taxies are also available here.
Bus : The town of Gondia is connected to other major places in the region through a good network of buses. Some of the important destinations that buses from Gondia ply to are Nagpur, Pune, Ahmednagar, Wardha, Jalna and Aurangabad. This is because the town of Gondia is located in the Mumbai to Kolkata highway that passes via Nagpur. Bus fares from the city of Pune to Gondia will range around Rs 750 for the basic class of travel. Buses from the city of Nagpur to Gondia will charge around Rs 600.
Train : The town of Gondia has a well established railway station that many trains pass through, including trains from the cities of Kolkata and Mumbai. You can also opt for trains from the stations of Nagpur and Mumbai to Gondia’s railway station. Train fares will range around Rs 300.
Air : Nagpur airport, 122 km away, is the nearest airport.
Others : N.A.
Things to CarryEdit
- Be sure to carry binoculars and a bird book and also a camera for photography.
Safety / WarningEdit
- Police Control Room : 100
- Ambulance : 102
- Fire : 101