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Wan Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Maharashtra

Main Wildlife Attractions: tigers, leopards, sambar, barking deer,wild dog,barking deer

Best Time to Visit:October to February

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The main attraction here is the ample reserve of fauna like Sloth Bear, Sambhar, Panther and Wild Boar. Wild Dogs are also present here; a region of dales, with majestic trees raising their heads to bid welcome to a discerning traveler. The enveloping velvet mist also encompasses the entire landscape with a strange homeliness, making it an innate resting ground for the wild animals.

Mythical Connection of Wan Sanctuary

Amaravati region in Vidharbha region has a glorious mythical connection. According to the legend, Wan Sanctuary at Amaravati located 1, 118 meters, is the point where the grand combatants Bheema and Keechaka fought against each other, while the former over threw the latter deep into the valley. From the villain Keechaka, the name of this valley Keechakahrada has been derived; Chilkahrada is the distortion of that name.

Magnificent views of splendid waterfalls, verdant valleys, coffee growing areas etc are visible, which are some of the marked zones of this region. The magnetic Chilka Lake offers an excellent view and is a must see for the nature lovers and ordinary folks alike.

Come and enjoy some fresh air with the inmates of the jungle, and whilst you do so, admire these bona fide denizens of nature and their own simple ways, drinking life to the lees.