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Wildlife Maharashtra
A paradise for the nature lovers, Maharastra has always been one of the greatest promoters of wildlife. The majestic forests, the rare species of animals and the fishes make Maharastra a hub for wildlife. The true beauty of nature is unleashed here. There are the most famous flora and fauna all at a place to be found in Maharastra.Maharastra is crammed with many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks within the state. Beautified with a wide range of vegetation, trees, herbs and shrubs, the wildlife in Maharastra is a class in itself. Wildlife parks are the natural habitat to a number of animals and birds, which includes the great Tiger, Sambar Crocodile, Neelgai, Bison, Wild deer, Gawa, and rare migratory birds.
Flora and Fauna
The wildlife in Maharastra is rich with a great variety of flora and fauna. The climate here is the perfect to support to a wide variety of animals and plants. The major fauna here include names like Chital, Panthers, wild dog, Sambar, Bison, the Flying Squirrel, chowsinga, Langurs, Tiger, sambar,Crocodiles, langur, jungle cat, Four Horned Antelope, Sloth Bear, Chinkara, Black Buck, Panther, Wild dog, Wolf, Jackal, Giant Squirrels, hyena, bonnet monkey, pangolin, nilgai, and many more. The flora in Maharastra is also remarkable. The major are deciduous forests of Terminalia, Logerstroemia Isnceolata, Teak, Dalbergia Latifolia, Terminalia Paniculata, Albizzia, T. bellerica, Anogeissius, Boswelia, Dalbergia, Shisham, Andug Prerocarpuss, Adina cordifolia, Pterocarpus marsupium, T. tomentosa, Grewia tiliaefolia, and Bamboo.
Wildlife Parks in Maharastra :  
In The most famous wildlife destinations in Maharastra include
Mahim Nature Park :
Located on the Bandra Sion Link Road in Maharashtra, the Mahim Nautre Park possesses a great variety of birds and trees. The best time to visit is between October to February when the greenery is at its best.
Karnala Bird Sanctuary :
Located just 60 kilometers away from Mumbai, the Karnala Bird Sanctuary is a dense greenery home to a great variety of local and migratory birds. The best time to visit is between October to April when the colorful migratory birds such as the red-breasted flycatcher, black-headed cuckoo-shrike, blackbird, the blue-headed rock thrush, blue-throat, ashy minivet, etc swarm the sanctuary.
Melghat Tiger Reserve :
Famous for its tiger reserve, the Melghat Tiger Reserve is one the best places in Maharastra to visit for the nature lovers. It remains open from October to June which is also the best time to visit to get the majestic view of the king of the jungle.
Borivali Wildlife Park :
Officially known as the Sanjay Gandhi wildlife sanctuary, the Borivali Wildlife Park is a great place to visit with great variety of flora and fauna, and also the Kanheri Caves that are nearly 2,400 years old Buddhist.
Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary
Spread over the Western Ghats and the Sahyadri Ranges, the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for its herbs, trees, wildlife, and bird, along with animals like leopards, langur, barking deer, sambar, wild boar, and hyena.
Other famous wildlife destinations include -
Anerdam Wildlife Sanctuary (Shirpur Tehsil of Dhule District)
Kalasubai Harischandragad Wildlife Sanctuary (Ahmednagar District)
Gugamal National Park (Amaravati District)
Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary (Chandrapur District)
Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary (Raigad District)
The Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Borivali, Mumbai)
Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary (Tirora Range of Bhandara Forest)
Nayagaon Mayur Sanctuary (Beed District)
Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary (Western Ghats)
Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary (Chandrapur District)
Bor Wildlife Sanctuary (Hingni in Wardha)
Chikhaladara Wildlife Sanctuary (Vidarbha Region)
Dajipur Bison Sanctuary (Border of Kolhapur District)
Navegaon National Park (Navegoan, Gondia)
Pench National Park (Near Nagpur)
Tipeshwar Sanctuary (Jalgaon District)
Tadoba National Park (Near Chandrapur)

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