Tansa wildlife sanctuary is located in Wada, Shahapur and Mokhada Talukas of Thane district. Covering an area 320-sq-km. in Konkan region. The wildlife sanctuary at Tansa comprises the catchment area of Tansa Lake and the surrounding forests of Shahapur, Khardi, Vaitarna and East Wada Ranges in Shahapur Tehsil of Thana district. Tansa Lake is a perennial source of water to wild life in the sanctuary.
The land vegetation is southern tropical moist deciduous forest. The major tree species found in this area are Teak, Khair, Ain, Hed, Kalamb, Bibla, etc. Bamboo is also spotted in small patches over here.
The Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary hosts a wide range of species. There are around 50 species of animals and about 200 bird species in this area. Major wild animals are Panther, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Hyena, Wild boar, Leopard, Jackal, Four-Horned Antelope, Chital, Sambar, Hare, Common Langur, etc.
The sanctuary bids fair to be of a great attraction to its citizens of Mumbai as it is situated nearby to the city. The Best Time To Visit to visit the sanctuary is from November to May.
Other attractions in the vicinity of the sanctuary are the famous historical fort of Mahuli, Mahadeo Temple at Tilsa and Plateau of Suryamal.
Air: Nearest Airport is
Mumbai at 90-km from
Rail: Nearest railway station is Atgaon at 13-km on the Central Railway line.
Road: From the city of Mumbai the sanctuary is about 95-Km and can be accessed by road from Shahapur Town located on Mumbai-Agra National Highway No.3.
The accommodation facilities are available at Log House and Ascu Hut at Tansa, Forest Rest House, Suryamal. Reservation authority for these rest houses is D.C.F. Wildlife, Thane.