MAHARASHTRA TOURISM

NAVEGAON NATIONAL PARK

 

Navegaon, a popular forest resort in the Vidarbha region, the eastern most part of Maharashtra, was built in


 the 18th century. The picturesque lake set amidst lush green hills at Navegaon, has a watch-tower beside it.


 One can get a bird's eye view of the surrounding forest and marvel at the exciting wildlife from the watch-


tower. The Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Navegaon is home to almost 60 % of the bird species found


 in entire Maharashtra. Every winter, flocks of beautiful migratory birds visit the lake -- a rare treat for the


 eyes.One can also join the jungle safari and stroll through the beautiful forest, crossing paths with leopards,


 sloth bears, gaurs, sambars, chitals and langoors. Staying in the unique tree-top house, riding a power or sail


 boat on the lake, are thrilling pastimes. Nearly 50,000 tourists visits this tourist complex annually. Places of


 interest around the national park are Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary (60 km), Itiadoh Dam (20 km),


 Tibetan Camp at Gothangaon (15 km) and Pratapgad (15 km). 


Flora: 


Teak, Haldu, Jamun, Kawat, Mahua, Ain, Bhel and Bhor. 


Fauna: 


Though Navegaon is better known as a bird sanctuary, a number of wild


 animals could also be sighted. Tigers, Panthers, Bisons, Sambars, Nilgais, Chitals, Wild


 boars, Sloth Bears, and Wild Dogs are main wild life species in this national park.


Timings: 


Entry between 7 pm and 4 am hours is prohibited.


Weather: Temperatures are pleasant all year round.The best time to visit the national

 

park is during April and May.


Getting there:


 The nearest airport is Nagpur (150 km).


  The nearest railhead is Deulgaon 2 kms from Navegaon on the Chandrapur-Gondia 


railway line. 


 The nearest bus stand is Navegaon 10 kms away. 


Lodging


One can stay at the Rest Houses or Youth Hostel in Gondia. National Park also offers 


regular suites and cottages, it also offers a unique tree top retreat with two suites and 


reservations by MTDC. 


Interpretation centre, small museum and library facilities are available at park. Seven


Watch cabins and five watch towers are located at park for wild life observation and 


photography.

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