Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is locked in the arms of nature and adorned with a picturesque landscape, luxuriant vegetation and serves as a living outdoor museum to explore and appreciate nature. Nagzira wildlife sanctuary is located between Bhandara district and Gondia district of Maharashtra. This sanctuary has a number of fish, 34 species of mammals, 166 species of birds, 36 species of reptiles and four species of amphibians. Nearly 30,000 tourists visits this sanctuary annually.
There is a temple of 'Nag' (Snake) which is exactly in the middle of nagzira and a temple of Mahadeo. There was also a village inside the forest called as 'Nangthana' that adds up to the name of the forest. Nagzira got its name from this temple and 'zira' (zara) in marathi means a perennial source of water that comes out from a hill in pongezara, Nagzira
The Nagzira wildlife sanctuary is a miraculously preserved “Green Oasis” in the easternmost part of the Maharashtra State and has a great importance from bio-diversity conservation point of view.
This sanctuary is locked in the arms of nature and adorned with picturesque landscapes, luxuriant vegetation and serves as living outdoor museum to explore and appreciate nature. This wildlife sanctuary is indeed nature’s priceless asset and beckons one and all to enjoy its picturesque landscape, its scenic beauty, its pure and fresh air.
Navegaon National Park is a national park located in the Gondia district of Maharashtra,India. Navegaon, a popular forest resort in the Vidarbha region, the easternmost part of Maharashtra, was built in the 18th century. The picturesque lake set amidst lush green hills at Navegaon, has a watch-tower beside it. One can get a bird's eye view of the surrounding forest and marvel at the exciting wildlife from the watch-tower which consists of a deer park, Dr. Salem bird sanctuary and three exotic gardens. The Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Navegaon is home to almost 60% of the bird species found in entire Maharashtra.
The name "Navegaon" comes from the word Nave + gaon (Nave means new in Marathi and Gaon means village). This area also known as Navegaon Bandh locally (bandh means dam in English) because of the presence of the water body. Mostly tribal people leaves here and this area was under Gond Kings in the old days.
It is located in the eastern part of Maharashtra state and covers an area of 133.78 km2. It has great importance from nature’s conservation point of view. It is indeed nature’s priceless assets and beckons one and all to enjoy its picturesque landscape, its pure and fresh air. It has got immense potentials from biodiversity conservation point of view.
One can also join the jungle safari and stroll through the beautiful forest, crossing paths with leopards, sloth bears, gaurs, sambars, chitals and langoors. Staying in the unique tree-top house, riding a power or sail boat on the lake, are thrilling pastimes.
Gothangaon, here a Tibetan Camp is situated and is one of the popular tourist spots. The camp is the settlement area for the Tibetans and tourists visit this place to explore The Buddhist Temple and other sights of Tibetan significance.In 1959 and later years, many Tibetan settlements were established to rehabilate and cope with an influx of several thousand Tibetan refugees with kind support from The Government of India. Among them, Norgyaling Tibetan settlement was established in 1972 and many Tibetans working in road construction as labourer in different part of Himalayan foothills were moved to this settlement. It is the only Tibetan settlement in the Maharashtra state of India.
Best time to visit Gothangaon is from October to February. The atmosphere here during that time is mild and pleasant with cool breeze flowing all over the fields of Gothangaon. It requires minimum 30 minutes for complete sight-seeing.
This settlement is situated in the north east of Maharashtra State of India at an altitude of 850 Fts above the sea level. The average summer temperature of the place is 46° - 47° Celsius and average annual rainfall of 55-56 inches. Agriculture is the main stay of the settlement people. They cultivate maize, rice, ragi etc. Apart from the agriculture, some of the settlers also do sweater selling during winter season to earn extra income to their family.
Gothangaon is a Village in Arjuni Morgaon Taluka in Gondia District of Maharashtra State, India. It belongs to Vidarbh region . It belongs to Nagpur Division . It is located 85 KM towards South from District head quarters Gondia. 907 KM from State capital Mumbai.