Welcome to Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary

Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, is situated about 58 km from Nagpur and 60 km from Bhandara spread over Pauni Tahsil of Bhandara district and Umred, Kuhi and Bhivapur Taluka of Nagpur district. The Sanctuary has also connections with Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve through forest along Wainganga river. The sanctuary is home to resident breeding tigers, herds of Gaur, wild dogs and also rare animals like flying squirrels, pangolins and honey badger. It is bounded roughly by the Wainganga river and the Gose Khurd Dam on the northeast, State Highway 9 and Bhiwapur Town on the south, Umred on the west and a narrow 10 km long range of 600– 800 m hills to the northwest. Umred-Karhandla was declared as a wildlife sanctuary on 29/06/2012, and is having an area of 189.30 sq. km. As per tiger census of 2016 there are 4 adults and nearly 15 sub adults or cubs in this area.


MAP

Administrative Map of Umred Karhandla WLS


ADMINISTRATION


     MR. M.S.REDDY (IFS)
CHIEF CONSERVATOR OF FOREST & FIELD DIRECTOR
     PENCH TIGER RESERVE


     MR. S.B. BALLAVI
DIVISIONAL FOREST OFFICER
     BOR TIGER RESERVE & UMRED KARHANDLA WLS


     MR. A.B. TARSEKAR
ASSISTANT CONSERVATOR OF FOREST
     BOR TIGER RESERVE & UMRED KARHANDLA WLS


NOTIFICATION DATES & AREA STATEMENT

PROTECTED AREA AREA NOTIFICATION
Umred Range 66.92 sq.km 2012
Kuhi Range 64.27 sq.km 2012
Paoni Range 53.51 sq.km 2012
Total Umred Karhandla 184.70 sq.km 2012

TOURIST INFORMATION

Tourism Gates:
There are 4 tourist entry gates of Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary– Maharashtra.

Karhandla Gate
Gothangaon Gate
Pullar Gate
Paoni Gate


KARHANDLA GATE

Karhandla Gate is the main tourist gate of Umred Karhandla WLS, located at 67 kms on Nagpur – Bhivapur road (NH7).
How to reach: Karhandla gate can be reached from Nagpur via Dighori – Umred – Karhandla.


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Safari : Safari can be done in Morning and Evening. Details as follows
Morning: 20 Vehicles
Evening: 20 Vehicles
Gate Closed on : Monday
Park timings as per season can be viewed at www.mahaecotourism.gov.in
For accommodation and safari booking visit our website: www.mahaecotourism.gov.in


GOTHANGAON GATE

Gothangaon Gate is located on Kuhi Mandhal road 69 kms on State highway SH 267.
How to reach: Gothangaon gate can be reached from Nagpur via Kuhi – Mandhal on SH267.


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Safari : Safari can be done in Morning and Evening. Details as follows
Morning: 12 Vehicles
Evening: 12 Vehicles
Gate Closed on : Monday
Park timings as per season can be viewed at www.mahaecotourism.gov.in
For accommodation and safari booking visit our website: www.mahaecotourism.gov.in


PULLAR GATE

Pullar Gate is another famous tourist gate of Umred Karhandla WLS – Maharashtra, located at 80 kms off Nagpur – Bhivapur road (MSH9).
How to reach: Pullar gate can be reached from Nagpur via Umred – Bhivapur – Somnala -Pullar.


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Safari : Safari can be done in Morning and Evening. Details as follows
Morning: 12 Vehicles
Evening: 12 Vehicles
Gate Closed on : Monday
Park timings as per season can be viewed at www.mahaecotourism.gov.in
For accommodation and safari booking visit our website: www.mahaecotourism.gov.in


PAUNI GATE

Pauni tourist gate of Umred Karhandla WLS – Maharashtra, is located at 85 kms on Nagpur – Bhivapur road (MSH9).
How to reach: Pauni gate can be reached from Nagpur via Umred – Bhivapur – Wahi - Pauni on MSH9.


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Safari : Safari can be done in Morning and Evening. Details as follows
Morning: 12 Vehicles
Evening: 12 Vehicles
Gate Closed on : Saturday
Park timings as per season can be viewed at www.mahaecotourism.gov.in
For accommodation and safari booking visit our website: www.mahaecotourism.gov.in


SAFARI TIMINGS

Period Morning Evening
Entry Exit Entry Exit
1st Oct – 30th Nov 6:00 am – 8:00 am 10:00 am 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm 6:30 pm
1st Dec – 29th Feb 6:30 am – 8:30 am 11:00 am 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm 6:00 pm
1st Mar – 30th Apr 5:30 am - 7:30 am 10:00 am 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 6:30 pm
1st May – 30th Jun 5:00 am – 7:00 am 9:30 am 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 7:00 pm