Yawal sanctuary is located in Yawal Tehsil of Jalgaon district along river Anner and Manjal towards north at the border of Madhya Pradesh. One can find excellent wild life habitat in western Satpuda hill ranges, which is very much similar to the habitat found in Melghat tiger reserve. The Forest type is southern tropical dry deciduous forest. It has viable tiger population and has an extensive forest area on the outskirts.
Teak, Salai and Anjan trees dominate the forest. Other main species of the area include Ain, Shisam, Haldu, Tiwas, Khair, Charoli, Jamun, Tendu, Awala, etc. Dense growth of bamboo and grasses can be in the forest.
Mostly found species in the reserve are Tiger, Leopard, Hyena, Jackal, Fox, Wolf, Sambar, Chinkara, Nilgai, Wild boar, Barking deer, Jungle cat, Palm civet, Wild dog, Sloth bear, Flying Squirrel, etc. Common grass, land birds and hill birds dominate the avifauna. Few kinds of wetland birds are also commonly seen over here. There is a lake called "Suki" within the sanctuary too, which attracts large number of migratory birds.
Air: Nearest airports are at
Jalgaon (95-km) and
Rail: The nearest railway station is at Raver on Mumbai -Bhusawal Khandwa line.
Road: Tourists can access Yawal easily by road from Raver situated 25km from the sanctuary. Maharashtra government runs buses regularly to this place.
There is a Forest Rest House located at Yawal in Jalgaon.