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Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagpur

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Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, about 58 km from Nagpur and 60 km from Bhandara spreed over Pauni Tahsil of Bhandara district and Umred, Kuhi and Bhivapur Taluka of Nagpur district. This Sanctuary has also connection with Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve through forest along Wainganga river. The sanctuary is home to resident breeding tigers, herds of Gaur, wild dogs and also rare animals like flying squirrels, pangolins and honey badger.It is bounded roughly by the Wainganga river and the Gose Khurd Dam on the northeast, State Highway 9 and Bhiwapur Town on the south, Umred on the west and a narrow 10 km long range of 600 – 800 m hills to the northwest. It is located 40 km north of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve and 50 km southwest of Nagzira Wildlife Sanctury & 60 km from Nagpur, Maharashtra. Pench Tiger Reserve is 80 km to the northwestFrom the last few years, the number of tourists are increasing because it is very close to the Umred and Nagpur city. Tigers are very commonly seen here by many villages around the sanctuary.WildlifeAccording to a recent report in the India Times report 11 tigers, six leopards are in the sanctuary, in addition to wild dogs, sloth bears, bisons, nilgais, deer and sambarsIn 2009, Umred-Karhandla was identified as having a good source population of tigers.Tourism and ConservationThe sanctuary provides connectivity between key tiger reserves like Tadoba, Pench, Bor and Nagzira. It thus also serves to reduce pressure of tourists and tourist-related activities from those protected areas because they are more Eco sensitive.
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  • If you are a Wild Life lover, you cannot afford to miss visiting this place, which is very near to Nagpur. One can reach there from Nagpur in an hour. Although it is relatively new Wildlife sanctuary ...  more »
  • About a 90 minute drive from Nagpur, the sanctuary has been opened to public quite recently as compared to other national parks/sanctuaries. The road is good and simple except the exit to Karhandla wh...  more »
  • I booked a tent at Gothangaon gate online. There are only 3 tents and only 1 was vacant. Reached there at 130 pm and parked our luggage in the tent and went for afternoon safari. On return at 630 pm w...  more »
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  • Good place; small but the new kid on the block as far as national parks around nagpur are concerned. Don't miss out on the lake in the midst of the park; makes for an amazing locale for good snaps- blue sky, lake waters and the surrounding rolling meadows
  • Amazing place in my region.....
  • Good place for a winter visit, couldn't spot a tiger unfortunately
  • Loved the place! So close to nagpur!
  • A sanctuary with high density of tigers.