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Nandur Madhyameshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Nasik

·  Summer: March-May (22°C - 40°C)
·  Winter: December-February (12°C - 33°C)
   Monsoon: June-September 

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 07:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 20
Children:  INR 20
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  Nil
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 20
Children:  INR 20
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  Nil
Named after an ancient temple, Nandur Madhyameshwar Bird Sanctuary has recently earned acclaim as an important bird area. The sanctuary which resulted from the construction of a dam on River Godavari spreads over a vast protected area of about 10,012 hectare. Over the course of time, multiple lakes and shallow water ponds formed in the region led to the perfect habitats for numerous species of native and migratory birds.

Among the top species of residential birds found here are black ibis, egrets, herons, vultures, partridges, teals, sandpipe, storks, kites, buzzards, spotbills and many more. The commonly spotted migratory birds at the sanctuary include spoonbills, pintails, pochardds, goode brahminy duck, curlews, flamingo, godwits and many others.

The sanctuary also features a huge variety of flora, including trees like mango, jamun, tamarind, neem, maharukh and babul and many aquatic plants as well. Visitors may also encounter the presence of animals like tigers, leopard, panther, bear, bison, blue bull, palm civet and mongoose. Boating is also possible at one of the lakes in the sanctuary. There are many ancient temples in the close vicinity.

Road: The sanctuary is about 50 km. from the city of Nasik, which is well-connected to many well-known destinations by road. From Nasik, one can reach the sanctuary by State Highway 30 or National Highway 50. Taxis are the best preferred modes for the journey.

Railway: The closest railway station is Niphad, which is about 18 km. from the sanctuary. Hire a taxi from the station to reach your destination.

Airway: The nearest airport is actually about 160 km. away at Aurangabad. You can easily hire a taxi outside the air terminal to reach the sanctuary.