Geography of Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary
Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary mostly has wet climate with an annual rainfall of about 4000 mm. The temperature rises up to 40 degree celsius. It experiences light drizzle every now and then. It encompasses an area of 178 square kilometres. The sanctuary lies along the Anner River and Manjal River flowing towards the border of Madhya Pradesh. The place mostly enjoys a chilly atmosphere.
Flora and Fauna of Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary
Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary is famed for its mangrove forest. The common flora found in Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary include Awala, Tendu, Jamun, Charoli, Khair, Tiwas, Haldu, Shisam, Ain, Palas, Teak, Zizphus and others. An extensive growth of grasses and bamboo are also found here. Deer is the most famous species of the forest renowned for their curved antlers. The sanctuary shelters a number of other fauna such as Flying Squirrel, Sloth Beer, Wild Dog, Palm Civet, Jungle Cat, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Sambar, Wolf, Fox, Jackal, Hyena, Leopard, Royal Bengal Tiger and many more. The avifauna of the place is dominated mostly by hill birds and grass land birds. However a few wet land birds can also be spotted here. Sukki Lake, situated inside the forest, nurtures the sanctuary and also allures a number of migratory birds.
Jungle safaris are ideal for savouring the picturesque beauty of the sanctuary. The place is best visited from the month of February to May. Aurangabad, 225 kilometres away, serves as the nearest airport whereas the nearest railhead is Raver railway station, 25 kilometres away. Road transport can also be easily availed for reaching the place. However rains in Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary sometimes cuts off the communication.