Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary, Kolhapur - Timing, Entry Fees

Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary

Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Kolhapur. Find the best time to visit, how to reach, safari timing, entry fees, things to see, wiki & review. This lovely sanctuary is also known as Bison sanctuary. This sanctuary is located in RadhanagariTaluka of Kolhapur district in Maharastra.It is situated at the southern end of Sahyadri Hills in Western Ghats.  This sanctuary was first notified in 1958 and declared as Dajipur wildlife sanctuary; however, later it became popular knowing as Bison Sanctuary. The most highlighting aspect of this sanctuary is that, rivers like Krishna River, Dudhganga River, Bhogavati River, Kallamma River, and Dirba River flow through this sanctuary.

There are about 47 species of mammals, 264 species of birds, 59 species of reptiles and 66 species of butterflies live in this sanctuary. The amphibians are very visibly seen during rainy season here. The population of Indian bison or gaur in this was sanctuary 610 in 20014. Some of the other mammals living in this sanctuary include sloth bear, barking deer, wild boar, mouse deer, wild dogs, sambar, giant squirrel and many others. There are also about 12 tigers reported to live in this sanctuary in 2008.

Radahnagari Wildlife Contact Details


Radahnagari Wildlife Sanctury
Wildlife Sanctuary At - New Ambani Temple
Located At - Main Road
City - Radhanagari
State - Maharashtra
Pincode - 416212
Phone No - 96041-13743

Wildlife Visiting Time -07:00 A.M. to 02:00 P.M.

This sanctuary is located at the southern end of Sahyadri sub cluster of Western Ghats and it lies between the catchment region of Rajarshi Shahu Sagar and Laxmi Sagar reservoirs in Radhanagritaluka.

The right and diverse flora and fauna is one of the main attractions of this sanctuary, which encourages the wildlife enthusiasts hugely. Some of the plants that are commonly found in this region are, Hirda, Anjani, Awala, Ain, Amba, Jambha, Katak, Nana, Chandala, Bibba, Gela and many others.

The Rocky Mountains and dense forests surrounding this sanctuary is an other key highlight that offers excellent opportunity to watch many wild animals in their own natural habitat as they roam around.

Why visit Radhanagari Sanctuary?

Here are a few valid reasons why you should visit this sanctuary, at least once in your lifetime:

  • This wildlife sanctuary is located in Kolhapur district, which is 55 kms from Kolhapur on Kolhapur-Kankavli route. You will experience the best sight during your travel
  • Since the Indian Gaur population is high the you can find many birds, you will certainly experience the best moment visiting this sanctuary
  • This sanctuary is also the home for the Nilgiri Wood pigeon and many other prominent species like Ceylon frogmouth, dusky eagle owl and yellow-browed bulbul

You can visit this Radhanagari sanctuary from the nearest Airport –Belgaum , which is 120 kms distance, Hubli , 215 kms and Pune 280 kms. The nearest railway stations are, Kankavli , 59 kms, Kolhapur 55 kms and Kudal 96 kms.

Best time to visit this sanctuary is between the months March and May. There are also many other places you can plan to visit along your trip to this sanctuary like;

There are many private travel agencies that can arrange the tour package to Radhanagari Sanctuary through bus or car. They will also arrange accommodation, food and other sightseeing. These agents will also arrange safari and guide to help you explore more about this wonderful destination. There are also private vehicles available, which you can hire to visit by your own taking your friends or family to this sanctuary sightseeing. There is no doubt that you will be fulltime engaged and entertained during your visit to this tourist spot and carry good memories to your home. Your camera will be all time on to click everywhere you turn around. This will be an excellent tour planning with your family and friends as a group to enjoy the best time while exploring many new species living on this planet that really amaze you.