(Last Updated on : 09-06-2014)
Yedshi Ramling Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Osmanabad
district of the Indian state Maharashtra
, is the home to a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. It spans over the villages of Bhanasgaon, Wadgaon and Yedshi and Kalamb Tehsil of the district. There are eight tehsils in Osmanabad district. These are Bhoom, Kalamb, Lohara, Omerga, Osmanabad, Paranda, Tuljapur, Vashi.
Yedshi Ramling Wildlife Sanctuary serves as one of the major tourist attractions in Osmanabad District of Maharashtra. People from various parts of India and the world as well visit this sanctuary. This artificial forest division in Maharashtra is mostly covered with dry deciduous forest
better known as South Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests in which the trees have stunted growth. Thorny species are also quite common in the sanctuary. Some of the prominent tress present in Yedshi Ramling Wildlife Sanctuary are Acacia catechu, Albizia amara,Terminalia tomentosa , Boswellia serrata, Cassia fistula, Chloroxylon swietenia, Dalbergia latifolia, Diospyros montana, Hardwickia binata, Pterocarpus marsupium, Shorea talura, Sterospermum personatum, Terminalia belirica, Terminalia paniculata
and Anogeissus latifolia
. Other most prominent species of plants found here include Bor, Salai, Dhawda, Hiwar, Sitaphal, Apta and many more. The shrubs like Lantana
and Karwand also grow here. Other dominant trees of the sanctuary enlist Dikamals, Bel, Sandal, Teak
etc. Some of the common types of grasses spotted in this sanctuary are Kusali, Mavvel and Shedya.
Yedshi Ramling Wildlife Sanctuary is also the home to a vast variety of wild carnivorous animals such as Wild Boar
and Hyena. The avian population of the Yedshi Ramling Wildlife Sanctuary is also quite impressive. In fact more than 100 species of birds have been recorded here. Peacocks
and Black Ducks also dwell in the sanctuary.
The best time to visit Yedshi Ramling Wildlife Sanctuary is from October to June. The nearest airport to reach Yedshi Ramling Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Aurangabad
whereas Yedshi is the nearest railway station. It can also be reached through roadways availing Yedshi-Sonegaon-Bhanasgaon road or Latur-Barshi road which passes through the sanctuary. The road passes through the Yedshi Ramling Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the centre of attraction for the local, domestic and outland tourists. This road is the hot choice for the both amateur and professional wildlife photographers.