Located at the meeting point of three Tehsils of Sangli district; Kadegaon, Walva and Palus; Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is considered as one of the best sanctuaries in Maharashtra, India. The sanctuary covers the total area of 10.87 Sq.km.
This sanctuary is manmade and located at around 47 kms from the main city. Many different species of animals can be found in the sanctuary and in addition to these, since the sanctuary is artificial, there are many types of plants as well. An ideal time to visit the sanctuary is from August to February.
There are many attractive places to see near Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Gokak Water Falls:
Gokak waterfalls are one of the best and beautiful tourists’ attractions near Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary and in Sangli. They are situated at a distance of 2 hours travel from Sangli by train. The view at this place in the rainy seasons is truly wonderful since there is plenty of water and hence the best time to visit the Gokak Water Falls is from June to October.
Dandoba Hill Station:
From the cities like Sangli and Miraj; the Dandoba Hill Station is at just a 25 minutes drive. There are beautiful Dandoba Hills having a reserve forest area. An amazing feature of this Dandoba is, it contains lots of varieties of floura and fauna. The place is very calm and peaceful that gives you a relaxed feel away from the hectic citylife. Along with this beautiful view of nature, there are some historical ancient gardens as well, on the hills.
The Chandoli Forests region is completely surrounded by mountains and dense forests. This region is located at about 65 kms from the Sangli city. If you love to watch the beauty of nature and/or love photography, then Chandoli Forests region is the perfect place for you. Animals like Wild goat, Monkeys, tigers, rabbits, deer, snakes, peacocks etc can be easily found in this region.
Audumbar is a religious place located at about 25 kms from the Sangli city. On the banks of Krishna River, a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Dattatraya is located. It is believed that the Lord Dattatraya of Audumber saves his devotees from all the troubles and hence every year, a large number of devotees visit Audumbar from all over the world. “Palkhi” which is religious procession, is taken out and worshipped on every Saturday and full moon day.