Umred-Karhandla wildlife sanctuary
Sight Address : Karhandla , Umred, Ranbodi, Maharashtra 441201.Edit
Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, about 58 km from Nagpur, spreed over Pauni,Umred, Kuhi and Bhivapur Taluka. This Sanctuary has also connection withTadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve trough forest along Wainganga River. The sanctuary is home to resident breeding tigers, herds of Gaur, wild dogs and also rare animals like flying squirrels, pangolins and honey badger. It is bounded roughly by the Wainganga River and the Gosikhurd Dam on the northeast, State Highway 9 and Bhiwapur Town on the south, Umred on the west and a narrow 10 km long range of 600 – 800 m hills to the northwest. It is located 40 km north of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve and 50 km southwest of Nagzira Wildlife Sanctury & 60 km from Nagpur Capital of Maharastra. Pench Tiger Reserve is 80 km to the northwest. From the last few years, the number of tourists are increasing because it is very close to the Umred and Nagpur city. Tigers are very commonly seen here by many villages around the sanctuary.
Area : 189 sq. km.
Gate : Karhandla ; New Gates : Pullar, 70 km from Nagpur via Umred-Bhiwapur, and Gothangaon, 70 km from Nagpur via Kuhi-Mandhal and Gothangaon. Both the gates are not available for online booking yet.
Apart from wildlife, various water bodies situated in the sanctuary are a haven for various bird species.
Safari timings during Summer : 6.30 am to 10.30 & 3 pm to 6 pm.
Best Season to Visit
March to June.
Best Time To Visit
Time Required for Sightseeing
Area Cover by Sanctuary : 189 sq. km
Tourism Route : 60 km in Karhandla and 32 km at Paoni.
Requied Time : 4 – 5 Hours..
Ticket Required : Yes Edit
Individual National Adult Rs. : Rs. 50/-
Kids Rs. : Rs. 25/-
Individual Foreigner Adult Rs. : Rs. 50/-
Kids Rs. : Rs. 25/-
Still Photo Camera Rs. : N.A.
Video Camera Rs. : N.A.
Vehicle/ Gypsies Rs. : Vehicles – Rs. 100/- ; Gypsy charge Rs. 1800/- per safari.
(Gypsies Available at Karhandla gate but not at Paoni. Private Vehicles allowed. Vehicles allowed per day – 64)
Vehicles allowed Per Gates : 40 vehicles from Karhandla Gate, 24 vehicles from Paoni(Khapri) gate. Which is 100 km from Nagpur.
Guide Required : Yes Edit
Approximate cost: Rs. 200/-
Dress Code (If Any) : No Edit
Dress Require: N.A.
How to ReachEdit
Taxi : Private Taxies are available here. Umred-karhandla wildlife sanctuary is 65 km from Nagpur. After crossing Umred town, take a left turn adjoining forest depot for Karhandla.
Bus : Nearest Bus Station is Umred.
Train : Nearest Railway Station is Nagpur. From Nagpur Bus or Private Vehicles Available to Reach the Sanctuary.
Air : Nearest airport is at Nagpur.
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