4 Wildlife Sanctuaries within 100 Km Each in Nagpur

by Jane Sophia
Wildlife Sanctuaries within 100 Km Each in Nagpur

This blog post is all about 4 Wildlife Sanctuaries within 100 Km Each in Nagpur.

The sight of a tiger walking leisurely is always exciting. We all would invariably scream ‘wow, look at that’, loud enough for the tiger to hear to give us a questioning stare.

India has 500+ wildlife sanctuaries, out of which, 50 are exclusive tiger reserves. I doubt you would find so many exclusive tiger reserves in a single country even on the African continent.

Nagpur is a big city in Maharashtra State, India. It has got several tourists attractions of which I would rate the food first. I have tasted extraordinary food, especially vegetarian food in Nagpur. Every restaurant I visited did not disappoint me.

Wildlife Sanctuaries within 100 Km Each in Nagpur

Next to food, there are great wildlife sanctuaries and tiger reserves in and around Nagpur. Recently, I came to know about 4 Wildlife Sanctuaries within 100 Km Each in Nagpur. Within a radius of 140 km, you can visit all the four wildlife and tiger sanctuaries in 4 days. Nowhere in the world can you enjoy 4 different animal safaris in only 4 days.

The 4 wildlife sanctuaries within 100 km each in Nagpur are:

  • Umred-Pauni-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
  • Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pench Tiger Reserve

The distance between Nagpur and the 4 wildlife protected areas are:

  • Pench tiger reserve -94 km
  • Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary- 63 km
  • Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve- 145 km
  • Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary- 117 km

Of the 4 Wildlife Sanctuaries within 100 Km Each in Nagpur, we will take a brief look at the Umred-Pauni-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary today as this place receives the largest number of visitors and in addition, it is the closest destination to Nagpur and thus easy for you to make a quick day trip from Nagpur.

If you are truly short of time, you can even combine the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in the second half the day because the distance is only 110 km between the two wildlife sanctuaries. You can drive through the forest and Wainganga river will give you company.

Which wild animals you can see in Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary?

  • Sloth bear
  • Leopard
  • Bison
  • Wild dogs resembling a wolf
  • Tiger
  • Sambar deer
  • Nilgais (blue bull) It belongs to the antelope species.

NilgaisOh, what a beast! It is really huge! They usually roam around the forest in herds.

blue bull

  • Pangolin
  • Flying squirrels
  • Gaur
  • Monkey


No details of birds that can be spotted in Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary except that a few species of migratory birds visit this wildlife reserve which means, that particular season provides prey to the visiting birds.

Snakes in Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary.

There is no dearth of snakes that include cobra, viper, and python in this forest.

Are there any forest lodges in Umred Karhandla wildlife sanctuary?

The most recommended place to stay near the Umred wildlife reserve is the famous Jai resort. View what you can expect at this forest lodge by visiting their web site

Since Nagpur city is only 60 km away, it is better to stay in Nagpur and plan a day trip to Umred animal safari that can be arranged by visiting their website

There is a big range of option to stay in Nagpur city hotels for every budget.

We will look into the other 3 Wildlife Sanctuaries within 100 Km Each in Nagpur in a few days.

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Ranjana Shankar January 2, 2019 - 5:24 am

Very detailed information with beautiful pictures of neelghais.India had 500+ sanctuaries !!! WOW! We should preserve our wildlife.

Rajat Chakraborty January 2, 2019 - 5:43 am

Hello Jane

Thanks for covering the best side of Nagpur. I am from Nagpur and it feels great that its wildlife gems are going places.

You should also check out some of the best lakes in and around Nagpur city. Worth an experience.

Looking forward to read more of your posts.

Best Regards

Abhijit January 3, 2019 - 11:34 am

Thank you for sharing. I had visited Pench tiger reserve.


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