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Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Kolhapur District, Maharashtra
Coverage area: 351.16-sq-km
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Best time to visit: March to May
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Arrival information : 
-- By rail : There is railway station at Kolhapur, which is 55-km away from the sanctuary
-- By air : The nearest airport is at Kolhapur, 65-km away from this place.
-- By road : Radhanagari is 55-km from Kolhapur on Kolhapur-Deogarh state  highway
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Radhanagari wildlife sanctuary is located in the between the areas of the major reservoirs viz. "Shahu Sagar"and "Laxmi sagar" in Kolhapur district. The entire protected area is undulating with steep escarpments. The soil is reddish and lateritic. High percentage of bauxite ore is found in Plateaus or "Sadas".

Flora :
The important kinds of forests found are " Southern semi evergreen forest", " Southern Moist Mixed deciduous forest" and " Southern evergreen forest". The density of the forest crop in this area is between 0.4 to 0.9. The main species found over here are Anjani, Jambul, Hirda, Awala, Pisa, Ain, Kinjal, Amba, Kumbha, Bhoma, Chandala, Katak, Nana, Umbar, Jambha, Gela, Bibba, etc.

Fauna :
It is well known for Bison (500), which is the tallest and the most splendid of living Wild Oxen. Tourists can spot bull and calf running with its mother or a large herd grazing in the jungles, which is a treat to the eyes and one can recall with delight years later. Other animals, sheltered in the sanctuary are Leopard, Sloth bear, Wild Boar, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Sambar, Giant Squirrel, Wild Dogs, counted among some of the major animals found in the protected area.


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