NAYAGAON MAYUR SANCTUARY

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Location: Beed District, Maharashtra
Area: 29.90-sq-km.
Main Attractions: Pea Fowls
Best Time To Visit: June to October

The sanctuary is located in the hilly forest areas of villages in Patoda Taluka of Beed District in Marathwada region covering an area of 29.90-sq-km. The turf of the forest area is hilly in the central plateau region.

Flora

The patches of scrub forest, plantation blocks, grassland and blanks are scattered throughout the area. The forest vegetation includes stunted growth of Chinch, Jamun, Sitafal, Tendu, Neem, Sandalwood, Ficus Species, etc. The major shrubs that grow over here are Lantana, Karwand, Bor, Lokhandi, etc. The plantation area of the sanctuary has thickets of Glyricidia.

Fauna

Nayagaon Mayur Sanctuary in MaharashtraThe major animals that are spotted by the tourists are Wolf, Fox, Hyena, Black Buck Porcupine, Palm Civet, Jungle Cat, Hare, etc. Pea Fowls are seen in much larger numbers all over the area.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: The nearest airport is at Aurangabad , 155-km from the sanctuary.

Train: Nearest railway station is Barsi, 98-km from the sanctuary.

Road: Along Beed-Nagar road 20-km away from Beed and regular bus services are available from to reach the sanctuary.

WHERE TO STAY

Presently facilities for camping within the PA are not so for created; however the area is easily approachable from Beed, Paithan, Ahamadnagar, Osmanabad and Aurangabad. The sighting of Black Buck, Pea Fowls, and grasslands, other birds is very delightful in the sanctuary area.



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