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Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary Travel Guide



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Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary Travel Guide

Situated on the fringes of the Kolhapur and Sindhudurg districts, Dajipur lies amidst rugged mountains and densely laid forests. It is situated at an altitude of 1200 m above sea level and is a perfect place to spend a short holiday. Dajipur is located at the far end of the Sahyadri mountain ranges. It is basically a beautiful jungle resort with impressive and enchanting landscapes all around. The dense forests of Dajipur are home to a number of wild animals like bison, chital, antelopes, bears, wild deer and alien birds. For all wildlife enthusiasts it is just the perfect place and can also be rightly conferred as a heavenly abode for all nature lovers. The Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of a number of rocky landscapes dotted here and there with dense and lush green forests. There is no interference of the hustle and bustle of the town life as the place is secluded at a corner, far from the reach of it.

The forest at Dajipur is mainly classified into Southern Evergreen forest, Southern Moist Mixed Deciduous forest and Southern Evergreen Forest. The place houses a number of climbers, medicinal plants, and seasonal plants. There are climers like Shikekai and Garambi; and medicinal plants like Karvand, Ranmiri, Tamalpati, Vagati, Toran etc. The forest also has small quantity of bamboo.

The Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary is located near the backwaters of the Radhanagari Dam. At its vicinity lies a number of small tourist places that can be visited if you have spare time in hand. There is the Gagangiri Maharaj’s Math, the Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary, Padmasati and Manbet village etc.

The Radhanagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is 30 kms from the Dajipur Wildlife Sanctaury and is located at the Kolhapur district. The sanctuary is famous for Bishons and other wild creatures. It will be an enjoyable ride through this sanctuary.

The village of Padmasati and Manbet offers an impressive view of the countryside. The village hardly has any inhabitants residing. However, the beauty of the place is worth savouring.

You have the option of reaching the Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary either through railway, roadway or airways. The nearest airport is situated at Kolhapur which lies at a distance of 80 km from the sanctuary. It is well connected with Mumbai. Also the nearest railway station is at Kolhapur while the nearest bus station is at Phonda which is at a distance of 20 km from the sanctuary. There are a number of government rest houses where you can reside. You will also be provided with the option of seasonal tents. The best time to visit the Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary is between the months of March to May. While it attracts a number of tourist from far and near yet the place is mostly frequented by botanical students.  It is indeed a great excursion spot for students who are interested in studying the vast gifts of nature. 

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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