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About Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary

Love the thrill of walking some distance in the verdant greens? The Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary might be the place you want to in when in Kolhapur. Well connected by road from the city, the closest airport is in Pune. The Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as a wildlife sanctuary by the government in 1985. Covered with evergreen patches, the Forest ranks among the most popular tourist places in the state. It is a Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot and is also well know as a bison sanctuary. Earlier, the forest was mainly a private shooting ground of the Maharaja of Kolhapur. It spreads over almost 351.16 square km. The main attraction of the sanctuary is Indian Bison or the Gaur and several it’s also home to several other species including leopard, sloth bear, tiger, giant squirrel, different types of deer and more. Variation in topography in the forest spread allows a diverse variety of flora to thrive. If a break from the concrete jungle is what you need, visit this spot offering nature at its best. Small seasonal as well as streams ribbon the grounds of the forest and finally drain into catchments of dams that have been constructed on the River Bhogavati and River Dudhganga.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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