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Sagareshwar Sanctuary

Location: Maharashtra

Main Wildlife Attractions: Sambar Deer, Blackbucks, Muntjac, Chital, porcupines

Coverage Area: 10.87 sq.kms

Best Time to Visit:August to February

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The sanctuary is under khanapur, Walva and Palus Tehsils of Sangli district of India.

This man made sanctuary is homeland for varieties of floras and faunas. The forest experience dry deciduous forest. The southern thorn is another popular vegetation of the sanctuary. As the forest is an artificial sanctuary so plants like Neem, Tamarind, Kashid, Subabool, Gulmohor, Anjan, Nilgiri, Pangar, Chilar, Sisoo, Agrave, Khair, Shiras, Char, Khair, Bahava, Gulmolhar and Dhavada. The hilly slopes are covered with hill grass.

Various wild animals, birds, reptiles have made this place as their home ground. Animals like Sambhar, Blackbucks, Wildboar, Barking Deer, Chital, Fox, hyena and Porcupine roam freely and they are allowed to regenerate so that ecological balance is maintained. Apart from wild animals, a good number of reptiles, amphibians also have their breeding ground in this man made forest. Python is one of the main snakes found and in this area.

The most picturesque view of the river Krishna from the hill top is the one of the main attractions of the tourists.

The large historic shrines of Lord Shiva create an enigmatic situation coupled with thrill and excitement.

The best time to visit this wildlife paradise is from the month of August to February. The safaris are arranged so that tourists can enjoy the animals in their natural habitat.