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Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary in Bhandardara

Summer: March-June (28°C - 39°C)
Winter: October-February (15°C - 23°C)
Monsoon: July-September 

Best time to visit:  October-May

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

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 200
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  INR 5
Video Camera:  INR 5
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 200
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  INR 5
Video Camera:  INR 5
The area between the districts of Bhandara and Gondia is home to the Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary. Known for its mesmerizing natural beauty, lush green landscapes and significant population of tigers and other wild animals, the sanctuary was recently made a part of the prestigious Project Tiger. Jungle safari trips to the sanctuary are conducted in jeeps and on elephants. Apart from tigers, one may come across the species like panther, bison, sloth bear, nilgai, chital, wild boar, wild dog, jackal, palm civet, giant flying squirrel and many more. 

The sanctuary is also famous for its birds, reptiles, fishes and insects as well as the fabulous geological features like picturesque lakes and rock formations (of slates, chlorites and other stones). Mixed forests and huge expanses of teaks, bamboos and meadows add to the sanctuary’s inimitable grandeur. The park closes from mid-June to September. Visitors need to shell out extra fees for guides.  


Road: National Highway 6 and Asian Highway 46 connect the entry gate of the sanctuary with the nearest cities of Bhandara (about 60 km. away) and Gondia (about 80 km.). Taxis can be hired for the journey over well-maintained roads. The closest bus stand is at Sakoli (about 18 km. away).

Railway: Gondia Railway Station is about 80 km. from the sanctuary and is an important stop on many popular rail routes. From the station, one should hire a taxi for convenient road journey to the sanctuary.

Airway: The closest airport is the international airport of Nagpur (about 127 km.) from the sanctuary. Taxis are the most recommended mode of transport connecting the airport to the sanctuary.