(Last Updated on : 29/05/2014)
Painganga Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Umarkhed Tehsil of Yavatmal district
of the Indian state Maharashtra
. It derives its name from the river Painganga
or Penganaga River which borders the sanctuary on its three sides. It encompasses a sprawling area of about 325 square kilometres and hosts a vast variety of flora and fauna. The sanctuary has been divided in the central region by a wide valley which forms the border of Nanded
and Yavatmal districts.
The flora of Painganga Wildlife Sanctuary features an exquisite combination of southern mixed deciduous forests and dry teak forests. The numerous species of fauna sheltered here include Fox, Leopard
, Jackal, Hare, Four Horned Antelope, Porcupine
, Sambar, Nilgai
, Black Buck
and many others. It is also a paradise for bird watchers to cherish a pleasing view of gorgeous avifauna like Vulture, Bulbul, Dove, Kingfisher, Cuckoo, Kite and others. The best time to visit Painganga Wildlife Sanctuary is from the month of January to June. Jungle safari is an enjoyable experience in Painganga Wildlife Sanctuary.
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