I am a Chandoli National Park and I am one of the most popular national parks not only in Maharashtra but in entire India. I am located in the western part of Maharashtra, at the junction of Sangli, Kolhapur, Satara and Ratnagiri District.
I, Chandoli Wildlife Sanctuary Sangli have sprawling vegetation making me an ideal habitation for a wide variety of mammals, reptiles and bird species and people from all over India visit to for my wild natural beauty and also for seeing the amazing variety of various flora and fauna species.
Occupying a major spot in Maharashtra wildlife tour itinerary I am also subject to a number of conservation programs undertaken by the government, the local tourist department and also various wildlife agencies for conserving my rich flora and fauna. Chandoli National Park receives its water supply from the Chandoli Dam which is built on the Warna river.
I am a mixture of Malabar Coast moist forests and North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests and Chandoli Wildlife Sanctuary is home to around 23 different species of mammal along with 20 species of reptiles and amphibians. Tigers, panthers, leopard cats, sloth bears, gaurs, dears, barking dears and mouse dear are some commonly spotted animal in the forests.
My history goes back to the 17th century. Chandoli National Park is the place where two forts of Shivaji Maharaj rests, i.e. Prachitgad and Bhairavgad. Prachitgad was used as an observation point by Sambhaji Maharaj, son of Shivaji maharaj.
With a huge bird population of around 123 different species of birds I am also a preferred destination for bird watching in this part of the country and spring is the best season for bird watching tours when a wide variety of birds can be easily sighted. You will also find many different types of plants in Chandoli National Park national park area.
I am actually a part of the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve and also one of the newest national parks in the country. Guides and other facilities for forest safaris and though I receive many visitors during the winter season, but the best time for paying me a visit is the spring when the trees and flowers in the forests are in full bloom and there is also more probability of sighting birds and animals.
Best time to visit Chandoli National Park
The best time to visit me is from is October to February. I observe heavy rainfall over around 3,500 mm (140 in) in the month of June, July, August and September hence it is advisable not to visit during monsoon season.
Weather in Chandoli National Park Sangli
As Chandoli National Park receives heavy rainfall in monsoon hence the weather remains cold round the year. In winter the temperature is in the range of 15°C to 25°C and in Summer around 20°C to 30°C.