Wildlife is no more they must visit places only for the explorers or nature enthusiasts. If your last few holidays were to the hills, beach or a hill station, visiting a wildlife sanctuary will be an ‘amazingly’ refreshing experience. Exploring the beauty of wildlife sanctuaries has its own appeal, where you can watch activities of winged beauties during the day and of nocturnal creatures once the sun goes down. Choose your destination now, pack your binoculars, carry your sun protection gears and get zooming to the jungle. Here are 4 spectacular wildlife destinations that we suggest you can visit near Pune:
Popular for its birds and wildlife population mayureshwar also offers stunning landscapes and natural beauty.It is located approx 70 km from pune.Home to various birds species like Indian roller, laughing dove etc, is also a refuge for Indian gazelle (Chinkara), Indian Fox. This is one of the very few Sanctuaries where you can drive your own vehicles.So GO GET GOING!!
Home to Giant Indian Squirrel Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary is located in Ambegaon and Khed talukas of Pune District, 130 km from pune bhimashankar has lot to offer. A pristine natural environment with hills, waterfalls and forests with a wildlife sanctuary and a temple forms an ideal setting for an avid indian traveller.So what are you waiting for pack your bags and GO EXPLORE IT!!
Koyna wildlife sanctuary is located in satara district.It is approx. 158 km from pune.Sanctuary is nested in western ghats.Sanctuary has shivasagar lake on one side and the slopes of western ghats on other side.The sanctuary is home to various indian species. Bengal tiger, Indian leaopards are the big ones residing in the sanctuary.
Bhigwan” also know as mini Bharatpur is a small dusty town on the border of Pune and Solapur district in Central Maharashtra, in India famous for its bird sanctuary. It is located on the Pune-Solapur Highway around 105 km from Pune on the backwaters of Ujani dam. At Bhigvan, one can see Ducks, Herons, Egrets, Raptors and Waders along with flocks of hundreds of flamingos. These birds can be seen in the winter season between December and March.