ANERDAM WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

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Location: On Bombay-Agra National Highway In Shirpur Tehsil Of Dhule District, Maharahstra
Attraction: Nature Lovers' Paradise
Best Time To Visit: November To February


The sanctuary is situated on southwestern range of Satpura range in Shirpur Tehsil of Dhule District. It shares boundaries with Yawal sanctuary other sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh. Best Time To Visit to visit this sanctuary is between the months of November to February.

Flora

Anerdam Wildlife Sanctuary in MaharashtraThe present stage of vegetation is degraded scrub forest with small patches of wooded land. Flora of this place includes common trees like Khair, Hiwar, Babul, Bel, Dhawda, Palas, Salaia, and Terminenalia species, etc. Common shrubs include Vitex Nigundo, Zizphus Helicteres Isora, Solanium Giganteum, Casia Auriculata and Lantna etc. Known locally as Kusal, Bhuri, Rosa, Kunda, Sheda and Kusali, etc. are common grasses.

Fauna

The sanctuary was once very rich in wildlife, now it is trying to regain its previous status. Common animals found in this area are Barking Deer's, Chikaras, Hares, Porcupines and Jungle Cats. Monitor Lizard is the common reptile in this sanctuary. Among the migrant animals one can find over here are Hyenas, Jackals, Wolves and Wild boars. Common resident birds include Peafs, Qualis, Partridges, Egrets, Herons, Cormorants, Corts, Spot Bills, Eagle Hamers, and Owls etc. One can also see variety of birds, which migrate, to this area. Significant among them are Brahming Ducks, Cranes, Stokes and many Waders.

HOW TO GET THERE

Anerdam Wildlife Sanctuary in MaharashtraAir: Nearest airport is at Aurangabad , which is 215-km from the sanctuary.

Rail: Nearest railway station is Nardona, 40-km on Western Railway and Chailsgaon, at 125-km on Mumbai-Bhusawal route.

Road: Nearest town is Shirpur, 15-km and nearest city is Dhule, 70-kms from the sanctuary and both the places are well connected with regular bus routes.

WHERE TO STAY

There is an Irrigation Bungalow situated at the dam site for accommodation. Other options include Forest Houses at Rohini and Chopada and a PWD Bungalow at Shirpur.



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