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Wan Sanctuary

Location: Melghat, Amaravati District, Maharashtra
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Best time to visit: October to February
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-- By rail : The nearest railway station is at Akola, 80-km from this place.
-- By air : The nearest airport is at Nagpur, 325-km away from the sanctuary
-- By road : Tourists can take buses from Akola, which is 45-km away from Wan Sanctuary
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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 :
The sanctuary is rich in Tigers, Leopards, Hyena, Wild Dogs, Bison, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild boar are major herbivorous species.


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