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Dajipur Bison Sanctuary

Dajipur Bison Sanctuary

Dajipur Bison Sanctuary
Dajipur Bison Sanctuary

Dajipur Bison Sanctuary is situated on the border shared by the Kolhapur and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra. The wildlife sanctuary derives its name from the splendid animal, Bison, which is found in abundance here. Situated at an altitude of approximately 1200 m above the sea level, the Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of a landscape that is primarily craggy and mountainous. The area in which the sanctuary is situated stands dotted with dense, lush green forests.

These forests serve as the abode of a large number of wild animals, apart from Bison. These include Wild Deer, Chital, Antelopes, Bears, etc. For the bird lovers, there is no reason to worry. Dajipur Bison Wildlife Sanctuary provides home to a wide variety of exotic birds also. The fact that adds to the picturesque beauty of the sanctuary is that it lies in a completely secluded environment, away from the interference and hustle-bustle of city life.

This has resulted in saving it from ruination by human activities. Located near the backwaters of the Radhanagari Dam, Dajipur Bison Sanctuary has an attractive tourist destination nearby only, known as Gagangiri Maharaja’s Math. The other major attraction of the sanctuary is a trekking trail, frequently made use of, by the adventure enthusiasts. The nearest airport from here is Belgaum, while the nearest road-link as well as railhead is Kolhapur. Hotel accommodation is also easily available here.

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