Stationed in the districts of Gondia and Bhandara districts of Maharashtra, Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is the land that offers wildlife beauty, sheltering 34 species of mammals, 4 species of amphibians and 36 species of reptiles. The national park is also home to a wide variety of flora which includes herbs, grasses, shrubs, small tree species, and undershrubs. The Tropical Southern Dry Deciduous Forests are the main type of forests in Nagzira. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1970 and in 2012, under the initiative of the state government; Nagzira was united with other national parks to be encompassed under Project Tiger, due to a steep decline in their population.
Jeep safari is available to traverse through the woods of Nagzira Sanctuary. A jeep safari at Nagzira is the best option to spot the wild animals in the forests such as elephants, leopards, tigers, Indian gaur, chital, sambar, nilgai, mouse deer, wild deer, and barking dog and so on. There are two safari zones at Nagzira - Chorkhamara Zone and Umarzari Zone with the entry gates Pitezari Gate and Jambhadi Gate, respectively. The Pitezari Gate is the most preferred entry point by tourists. Each entry gate caters a differentiated experience to its visitors. The jeep safari is conducted in the morning and evening slots.
In order to reach Nagzira by air, the Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is the closest. There are a few railway stations at a convenient distance from Nagzira such as Goundia, Soundad, Tirora, Tumsar and Gondia.
Now, let’s talk about the other attractions to consider before the Nagzira Tour Package Booking.
1. Chulbandh Dam: It is one of the oldest dams in Maharashtra, located in the Washim district and is a popular tourist destination. The dam is located at a distance of about 34 km from Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary; it was constructed by the British in 1878 to reserve water for irrigation and other purposes. Other than the Wagh River and the dam there is as such no tourist spot, but the serene ambience of the place makes it a preferred picnic spot. However, there are a few tourist attractions near the dam such as Anandvan Wildlife Sanctuary, Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary, Khandoba Temple and Kumbhargaon Fort.
2. Itiadoh Dam: Located at a distance of about 52.6 from Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Itiadoh Dam is in the Gondia district of Maharashtra. The dam is constructed on the Gadvi River in 1970. The dam serves the intention of irrigation and electricity generation. The Navegaon National Park is in close proximity to Itiadoh Dam. This destination too serves as a tranquil picnic spot for visitors.
3. Tibetan Camp: Approximately 72.3 km away from Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, the Tibetan Settlement camped in Gondia offers a scope to see the Tibetan culture closely. The visitors can get a taste of authentic Tibetan carpet weaving and also can buy from there. The Tibetan camp is definitely worth a visit to witness the other craft items, along with their traditional woollen dresses and other costumes.