Chandoli National Park – Wildlife Tourism in India – Know About amazing world of wildlife in Maharashtra, India

Chandoli National Park an protect forest area measuring 317.67 Sq. Km. Situated near to Chandoli Dam in the Sangli district Maharashtra was the Chandoli Wildlife Sanctuary from 1985 to 2004. Actually Chandoli National Park is part of the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve [having estimated 10 Tigers and more than 60 Leopards] since the 2007.
Geographically Chandoli National Park falls in Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur and Ratnagiri Districts and in between Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary and Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary. Besides the Warna river and some other reservoir along with many small torrents and rivers are the water source of Chandoli National Park.
With the forest type, a mix of Malabar Coast moist forests and North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests Chandoli National Park is providing shelter and natural habitat to 23 species of mammals, 122 species of birds, 20 species of amphibians and reptiles. Here at Chandoli National Park it is not much difficult to spot some of endangered species such as Bengal Tigers, leopard cats, Indian leopards, Indian bison, Indian giant squirrels and the sloth bears etc.
Karad [45 KM] and Kolhapur [80 KM] are the nearest railway stations but most of the tourist, especially those coming from central and north India look forward at Pune as the base for wildlife safari of Chandoli National Park.


Vital Tourist Information : Chandoli National Park Sangli

Location :
Chandoli National Park is situated near to Chandoli Dam in the Sangli district Maharashtra.


City : Sangli - Kolhapur


State : Maharashtra [India]


Region : South West India


Weather & Climate :
Chandoli National Park is situated in region of some what heavy rainfall [around 3500 mm yearly] hence here weather remains pleasant through out the year.


Temperature :
At the Summer peak temperature might reach to 30°C where as in the winter it remains close to 15°C.


Tourist Season :
October to February months are the tourist season for the Chandoli National Park. June to September is the rainy season during which visitors are not allowed to get here.


Basic Travel Info :
On the train Journey routs Chandoli is accessible from Karad [45Km], Sangli [75 KM], Kolhapur [80 KM] and Pune [210 KM] Most of the tourist prefer Pune just because of regular domestic flights and more frequent connecting for the other parts of the country.


Accommodation :
Irrigation Department is providing accommodation [Suits & Dormitory] for the limited tourist. Accommodation can be made at Kolhapur office. Good quality budget matching hotels are there at Sangli, Karad, Kolhapur & Pune.


Spoken Languages :
Hindi - Marathi - English


Dining / Food Facility :
Food here is dominated by the Maharashtrian recipes which are bit spicy.


Static & Biographical [Flora & Fauna] Info : Chandoli National Park Sangli


Area : 317.67 Sq. Km


Forest Type :
A mix of Malabar Coast moist forests and North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests .


Plants :
Trees : Ajani[Ironwood tree] - Amla [Indian gooseberry] - Asan wood - Fig - Harra - Jamun - Kinjal - Kokum tree - Nana [ Crape myrtle] - Olea (diocia) - Phanasi false kelat (brachiata) - Pisa (angustifolia) - Umbar
Among the Grasses a very few most common are : Anjan grass [ buffel grass] - Bangala [bluestem grass] - Grader grass [ karad ] - Kalikusli [ tangle grass]


Animals :
Barking deer - Bengal Tigers - Blackbuck, - Indian bison - Indian giant squirrels and the sloth bears - Indian Leopards - Leopard cats - Mouse deer - sambar deer


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Tanali falls, Kandhardoh Falls, Vasant Sagar Reservoir, Zolambi Sada, Kokna Darshan, Rundiv Forest are the some of the other tourist attractions of Wildlife Safari to Chandoli National Park.


How To Reach Chandoli National Park Sangli Maharashtra [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Kolhapur & Pune are the tourist favored nearest railway stations for the train journey to Chandoli National Park.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Effective Bus service is available there for the road journey, tourist can also hire a taxi / tourist vehicle from Pune or Kolhapur.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Pune is the nearest airport for domestic flights.