WAN SANCTUARY

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Location: Melghat, Amaravati District, Maharashtra
Best Time To Visit: October To February



Wan sanctuary is located in Melghat area of Amravati District. It is an extension to the Melghat Sanctuary on southeastern part. This area is part and parcel of Melghat and is rich in floral and fauna biodiversity. The hilly rugged terrain possesses Tropical Dry Deciduous forests.

Flora

It is a typical Southern dry deciduous forest where main species of Teak, Air, Tiwas, Dhawda, Kusum, Moha Bamboos, Tectona Grandis, Aola, Lendia, are found. Bamboo is widely spread in the forests and the area is also rich in Medicinal plants.

Fauna

Tiger in Wan Sanctuary , Amravati - MaharashtraThe sanctuary is rich in Tigers, Leopards, Hyena, Wild Dogs, Bison, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild boar are major herbivorous species.

Best Time To Visit

October to February is considered as the best time to visit this place. However, for animal watching the best time is from April to 15th June.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: The nearest airport is at Nagpur, 325-km away from the sanctuary.

Rail: The nearest railway station is at Akola, 80-km from this place.

Road: Tourists can take buses from Akola, which is 45-km away from Wan Sanctuary.

WHERE TO STAY

Wan Sanctuary does not have a Forest Rest House. However, nearest Rest House is Dhargad, which is in the Melghat Tiger Reserve.



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