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Katepurna Sanctuary

Location: Akola District, Maharashtra
Coverage area: Four-Horned Antelope And Barking Deer
Best time to visit: October To June
Accommodation : Accommodation facility is not available in the sanctuary as a day visit from Akola may be sufficient. Accommodations, suiting to all budgets are available in Akola.
Arrival information : 
-- By rail : Nearest Railway Station is Akola at 40-km on the Mumbai - Nagpur rail line.
-- By air : Nearest Airport is Sonegaon, Nagpur at 292-km from the sanctuary
-- By road : Akola is 40-kms away from the sanctuary and is well connected by road
Nearby excursions :
Nearby cities : Akola 

The sanctuary is located in Akola district in Vidarbha region. It is in proximity of Akola and is mostly the catchment area of Katepurna reservoir. This reservoir mostly attracts water birds.

Flora :
The land vegetation is southern tropical dry deciduous forest and the detailed list of plants includes more than 115 species. Major tree species found in this area are Bahada, Dhawada, Moha, Tendu, Khair, Salai, Aola, Teude, etc.

Fauna :
The sanctuary is famous for Four-horned Antelope and Barking Deer. Other animals are Black Buck, Wolf, Leopard, Hyena, Wild Boar, Nilgai, Hare, Jungle Cat, Monkey, etc. Many species of common grassland and wetland birds are seen. Peafowl is the common bird spotted by tourist. The Katepurna water reservoir attracts migratory birds.


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