Summer vacations are on when children like to go to their grandmother's house. Along with this, this is the time when parents can go for a walk with their children. If you are planning to visit somewhere in these summer holidays and if you are fond of watching wildlife, then you can take your children to the National Park of Maharashtra where you will get to see many wildlife along with natural beauty. The National Parks of Maharashtra showcase the rich biodiversity of the region. Today in this episode, we are going to tell you about some of the major national parks of Maharashtra, which have become a center of attraction for tourists and wildlife lovers. Let's know about them...
Tadoba National Park
Known for its natural heritage, Tadoba National Park is one of the most exciting and best-protected tiger reserves in India. In which the maximum number of tigers are seen in the state of Maharashtra. Tadoba National Park located in Chandrapur district is a major tourist destination of Maharashtra. The place is an ideal weekend getaway for wildlife and nature lovers. Where you can see rare species of flora and fauna. Along with this national park is also famous for Tadoba Lake, Irai Dam, Moharli, and Khosla Village.
Chandoli National Park
Chandoli National Park is considered to be one of the most attractive national parks in Maharashtra for wildlife and nature lovers. The park is a breeding ground for a variety of animals including the mighty Bengal tiger, sambar, and deer. The greenery of the garden fascinates you. If you are an adventure lover then you must visit this park. You can participate in many exciting activities here like birdwatching sessions, boating, safari ride, trekking, and much more. Apart from this, you can also enjoy Kandahar Doh and Kandahar Doh Falls, Tenali Falls, Chandoli Dam, Vasant Nagar Reservoir, and Konkan Darshan here.
Gugamal National Park
Guagamal National Park is a delightful wildlife reserve that will give you plenty of opportunities to spot a variety of exotic animals and birds such as tigers, crocodiles, bison, guavas, nilgai, and wild deer. Also, the park cares for a variety of flora and fauna and is famous for its distinctive culture. Here one can participate in many recreational activities like trekking, photo-clicking, bird-watching sessions, and safari rides.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Also known as Borivali National Park, Sanjay Gandhi National Park is located in the northern region of Mumbai, Maharashtra. The park is spread over an area of 104 sq km. Known as one of the very few parks surrounded by the city, this park is one of the most visited parks in the whole world. The park is also home to the Kanheri Caves which are approximately 2400 years old and hewn out of the rocks. The caves are said to be religious sites as well as important Buddhist centers of pilgrimage. The park has more than a thousand plant species and 250 types of migratory birds. One of the animals found here is the spotted deer which can be seen drinking water from the stream flowing through the park. Tulsi Lake inside the park is home to crocodiles as well as pythons, lizards, and vipers.
Navegaon National Park
Navegaon National Park, located in the Gondia district of Maharashtra, is one of the most famous national parks in Maharashtra. Which is situated in the green hills of Navegaon, where you get to see breathtaking views of natural wildlife. Built-in the 1800s, the park also has a serene lake and a watchtower adjacent to it. A bird sanctuary, a deer park, and three lovely gardens are also present in this park which are adding to the charm of Navegaon National Park. For your information, let us tell you that a bird sanctuary located in this park is known as Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.
Pench National Park
Pench National Park is another attractive national park in Maharashtra. Apart from the prominent wildlife and flora, you will also find many endangered species in the park. Pench River is also present inside the park which is a major tourist attraction. Apart from this, Sita Ghat, Alicutta, Chindimatta Road, and thrilling rides are the major attractions of the park.
Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary
One of the major wildlife sanctuaries of India, Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is also popular as a major tourist destination in Pune and Maharashtra. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 120 sq km, which is also known as Sahyadit Parvat. The place is mainly home to several endemic and endemic animal and bird species including the Indian giant squirrel. It is so rich in flora and fauna that it is considered one of the major biodiversity hotspots of the world. Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is an area of forest that is ideal for a one-day picnic. Where you can enjoy various species of wildlife as well as exciting activities like trekking.