What is Karhandala ?
Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary in Umred, Nagpur is one of the top Tourist Attraction in Umred, Nagpur.
Where is Karhandla ?
Umred-Pauni-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, about 58 km from Nagpur and 60 km from Bhandara, is spread over Pauni Tahsil of Bhandara district and Umred, Kuhi and Bhivapur Taluka of Nagpur district. This sanctuary has a connection with Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve through the forest along Wainganga river. The sanctuary is home to resident breeding tigers, herds of Gaur, wild dogs and rare animals like flying squirrels, pangolins and honey badgers.
What is Interesting about Karhandla ?
According to a 2014 report in the India Times, 11 tigers, six leopards are in the sanctuary, in addition to wild dogs, sloth bears, bisons, nilgais, deer and sambars.
In 2009, Umred-Karhandla was identified as having a good source population of tigers
Mammal species such as the Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Indian bison, blue bull, chital, sambar deer, barking deer, mouse deer, monkey, wild boar, sloth bear, and wild dog live here.
The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) estimated the presence of three tigers in and around the sanctuary but the number has increased to five, with three new cubs sighted in March 2011. The field director of Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary said the 2011 births seemed to be the first litter of this tigress. “Better protection, good prey base and availability of water are three key factors why Bor is becoming a safe haven for tigers,” As per the 2015-16 tiger estimation report, there are five or six tigers in the Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary.
Jai Tiger is one of the famous tiger of Karhandla wildlife sanctuary.
There are more than 90 species of birds belonging to 22 families of 12 different orders recorded in the sanctuary. This includes over 10 species of migratory birds and over seven species of endangered birds.
Best time to visit Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary
Although one can visit any season which is convenient to them, other than the monsoon season when the sanctuary is closed for visitors. The best time to visit the Umred Karhandla Sanctuary is from the month of Nov to the month of June. The climate of Nagpur city remains moderate throughout the year. Also the months after the monsoon season when the sanctuary remains closed, serve as an ideal visiting season.
How to reach Karhandla Wildlife Santuary
By Road – Nearest location is Nagpur (58 Kms)
By Train – Nearest Railway Station is Nagpur Railway Station
By Air – Nearest Airport is Nagpur International Airport
Safari activities and timing
To witness the truly wonderful jungle-life of the Karhandla Wildlife Santuary, safari tours in jeeps are organized daily by the park authorities.
Choose between these two times to ensure that you don’t miss out on the wonderful safari tours of Karhandla Wildlife Santuary:
- Morning Jeep : 6.00 A.M to 11.00 A.M. (entry allowed until 8.00 a.m.)
- Afternoon Jeep : 2.00 P.M. until 6.00 P.M (entry allowed until 4.30 p.m.)
The Karhandla National Park is one of the most peaceful wildlife sanctuaries in India. To ensure that you are able to enjoy its beauty and wonderful wildlife there are certain precautions and regulations you will need to follow.
It goes without saying that loud noises and voices will disturb the wildlife around and prevent you and others from spotting it. Always keep calm and be quiet on the jungle safari. You are not allowed to disembark from the safari vehicle when inside the national park, for any reason at all.
Do not litter inside the national park and help to keep the wildlife sanctuary clean from pollution of all kinds.
Ensure that you wear long-sleeved clothing, with multiple layers preferably, to avoid insect bites and also to protect against the chill which is felt in the early morning and early evening times in the forest.
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