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Dajipur Village and Sanctuary in Dajipur

·  Summer: March-May (23°C - 37°C)
·  Winter: December-February (15°C – 30°C)
·  Monsoon: June-August

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 07:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 04:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil

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Spread along the picturesque Radhanagri backwaters over the end hills of Sahydri range of Western Ghats, Dajipur Village is home to Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary (also known as Bison Sanctuary). Lavishly green mountains and valleys sheltering beautiful lakes and soaring waterfalls enchant the visitors with its inimitable landscapes. Valiant and bold bison (Indian gaur) is the main attraction of the sanctuary which also offers home to wild deer, wild boar, sloth bear, sambar, giant squirrel and around 6-12 tigers.

Tourists can also find birds like quails, bulbul, hornbills, doves, warbles and many other attention-grabbing species. Vegetation in the sanctuary consists of karvi, chandala, jambul, hirda, kumbha, banana, murudsheng, bamboo and many species of climbing plants.

Sunset Point is a vantage point promising splendid views of nature. Inside the village, there is a hall where pug marks of wild animals cast in plaster can be explored. Some of the must-visit destinations around Dajipur include Radhanagri Sanctuary, Sagareshwar Sanctuary, Laxmi Talao, Kal Bhairao Temple, Radhanagri Dam and coastal plains of Konkan.

Road: NH 17 from Mumbai and Pune helps the tourists reach Dajipur Village. The road is in good condition and the length along Phonda Ghat promises and extremely scenic and soothing road journey.

Railway: Dajipur has Kankavli Railway Station as the closest railhead, about 37 km. away. Another good option is Kolhapur railway Station about 77 km. away. Taxis are available for hire at each of these access points.

Airway: Kolhapur Airport, about 83 km. from the village, is the nearest air access point. There are taxis and regular buses services available at Kolhapur to reach Dajipur conveniently.