Karhandla National Park is a popular wildlife sanctuary located in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. It was established in 2010 and covers an area of approximately 360 square kilometers. The park is named after the village of Karhandla, which is located within the boundaries of the sanctuary.
Flora and Fauna:
Karhandla National Park is known for its rich biodiversity and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The park is covered by dense forest and is home to several species of animals including tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild boars, Indian bison, sambar deer, spotted deer, barking deer, and more. The park is also home to a variety of bird species, including the grey-headed fishing eagle, the crested serpent eagle, the Indian pitta, and the shama.
The park offers jeep safari and elephant safari for visitors to explore the wildlife in the park. The safari timings are from 6:30 am to 10:30 am and from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The cost for a jeep safari is approximately INR 3000-4000 for a group of six people and INR 800-1000 per person for an elephant safari.
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Karhandla National Park is from October to March, as the weather is pleasant during these months.
There are several accommodation options available near the park, including resorts, guesthouses, and hotels. The MTDC resort is the only accommodation option located inside the park, offering cottages and tents.
How to Reach:
Karhandla National Park is located approximately 60 km from Nagpur city. The nearest airport is Nagpur airport, which is approximately 70 km from the park. The nearest railway station is Nagpur railway station, which is approximately 65 km from the park.