The Tadoba National park,
named after a Gond, has a lake in the center and is the home of a variety of
games ranging from the rare tiger and panther to the plentiful chital. The lake
is visited by colorful bird life, including the migratory duck.
One of the most picturesque
of forests is the Nawegaon
National Park with a lake
sparkling at its feet. Forest and glade, the
Sat Bahini (seven sisters) mountain peaks and the silvery waters this a spot a
rare scenic splendor. Some of the other sanctuaries are the Radhanagari bison
sanctuary (near Ratnagiri), the Nagzira Sanctuary (near Gondia) and the
beautiful kinwat Sanctuary. Nearer Mumbai, at Karnala, is a bird sanctuary.
In the heart of the Melghat
forests is the Dhakna –Kolkaz wildlife sanctuary, also very little known. It is
the home of the tiger in Maharasthra and also has a rich range of bird life. No
better spot can be chosen for quiet and serenity than the emerald valleys
formed by the rivers Sipna and Dolar.
This, then, is little –known
Maharasthra, a land of great beauty and strong contrasts, where rugged rocks
stand guard behind sunny laughing beaches, where grim forts and cave temples
alternate with swaying palms and fields of sugarcane, where thick forests and
green hills provide wooded paths for groups of devotees to wend their way,
singing with love and pride in the traditions of their martial history.