I am a nature lover and am always fond of visiting places of wilderness. It seems like finding an escape from the noise and drudgery of the urban lifestyle. Hence the very first destination that I set foot to while my stay at Nagpur was the Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in the Gondia district of Maharashtra this sanctuary is home to a variety of species of flora and fauna. This natural refuge is administered and managed by Conservator of Forests (wildlife) of Nagpur. Extended over an area of 152.81 square kilometres the Nagzira Wildlife sanctuary is a preferred tourist destination of Maharashtra.
This miraculously preserved “oasis of green” lies in the eastern most parts of the state of Maharashtra and has great relevance in terms of
ecological and biological diversity. This whole preserved area of wilderness is a heaven in the arms of Mother Nature and serves as a living outdoor museum for those who adore nature. As I
reached the sanctuary I immediately grabbed my camera and tried to portray the immense beauty of the picturesque natural landscape that was surrounding this national heritage.
This sanctuary houses many endangered species of flora and fauna. It is home to a number of fish species and about 34 species of mammals reside in this natural abode. As many as 166 bird species, both migratory as well as water birds dwell in the region. It also houses about 4 species of amphibians and 36 species of reptiles. The Nagzira wildlife sanctuary is most famous for its vivid varieties of birds and is definitely a bird watcher’s paradise.
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This sanctuary offers a dwelling ground to almost 14 endangered species of mammals namely, panther, tiger, Jungle Cat, Palm Civet, wolf, Small Indian civet, sloth bear, Jackal, Ratel, Gaur, common giant flying squirrel, mouse deer, four horned antelope and pangolin. I was amazed to be a part of such natural vividness and beauty for as long as I explored the whole sanctuary. Every creature dwelling in the sanctuary resembled the beauty and art of nature. It was a very refreshing experience for me and I had captured every part of it in pictures that I would cherish for years to come.