Chandoli National Park Near Karad

Chandoli National Park (Marathi: चांदोली राष्ट्रीय उद्यान) is a 317.67 km2 (122.65 sq mi) National Park in Sangli District Maharashtra state, India, built up in May 2004, Earlier it was a Wildlife Sanctuary pronounced in 1985.

Chandoli Park is outstanding as the southern segment of the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve, with Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary shaping the northern piece of the store.

Sahyadri Tiger Reserve

The 741.22 km2 (286.19 sq mi) Sahyadri Tiger Reserve, including all of Chandoli National Park and Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary was announced by The National Tiger Conservation Authority as a Project tiger hold on May 21, 2007. The Sahyadri Tiger Reserve was then evaluated to have nine tigers and 66 panthers.


Chandoli National Park is situated close to the Chandoli Dam between longitudes 73°40' and 73°53' E and scopes 17°03' and 17°20'N close Sangli in Western Maharashtra. It is situated at the intersection of Sangli District, Kolhapur District, Satara District and Ratnagiri District. It lies between the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary and Radhanagri Wildlife Sanctuary and structures the southern piece of the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve.


As per legend, goddess Bhavani gave an awesome sword to Shivaji.

The recorded spots of the recreation center incorporate the seventeenth century Shivaji's Forts, Prachitgad and Bhairavgad, of the Maratha lords Shivaji and his child Sambhaji. Remnants of the Bhavani sanctuaries palatial structures in Prachitigad and Kalavantin vihir delineate the antiquated radiance of the Maratha Empire. The vast majority of the ensured zone was utilized an open correctional facility for the "detainees of war" of the early Imperial Maratha Conquests amid Shivaji's tenet. Sambhaji utilized Prachitgad as a perception point and recreational spot.


The recreation center spreads along the peak of the Sahyadri Range of the northern Western Ghats. It frames and secures numerous lasting water channels, water gaps and the Vasant Sagar Reservoir. Rise of the recreation center extents from 589–1,044 m (1,932–3,425 ft). The recreation center gets its water supply from the Warna waterway and repository and additionally a few other little streams and waterways.

Level topped mountains, rough, lateritic levels called 'Saddas', verging on without vegetation, expansive stones and gives in are particular to the ensured zones in the Sahyadri locale of the Western Ghats.


The woods sorts seen here are a blend of Malabar Coast sodden timberlands and North Western Ghats wet deciduous woodlands. In the midget evergreen timberlands, some tree species usually seen here are the anjani ironwood tree, jamun, pisa (angustifolia), fig, Olea (diocia), katak spinous kino tree, nana or Crape myrtle (lanceolata), kinjal, kokum tree and phanasi false kelat (brachiata). Different trees ruling the scene incorporate asan wood or ain or Indian shrub, amla or Indian gooseberry, umbar or villain fig (hispida) and harra or chebulic myrobalan.

Grasses ordinarily seen here incorporate bangala or bluestem grass sp., dongari or brilliant facial hair grass (fulvus), dark lance grass, kalikusli or tangle grass, anjan grass or buffel grass, grader grass or karad or kangaroo grass (quadrivalvis) and grasses fitting in with Poaceae family, as saphet-kusli or Aristida funiculata. Insectivorous plant species like sundews and bladderworts sp. are likewise found in this secured region.


About 23 types of warm blooded animals, 122 types of flying creatures, 20 types of creatures of land and water and reptiles are known not inhabitant in the timberlands of Chandoli.

Bengal Tigers, Indian panthers, Indian buffalo, panther felines, sloth bears and Indian goliath squirrels are very prominent here.

Numerous prey types of ungulates, for example, yelping deer, sambar deer, mouse deer and blackbuck are available. A statistics did in 2002 by the Forest Department demonstrated an ascent in the quantity of tigers, panthers, gaur, yapping deer, mouse deer, sloth bears and blackbuck. A comparable registration did in 2004 demonstrated an ascent in gaur populace in the Kolhapur Wildlife Division from 88 to 243.


Work embraced for living space change and advancement in the Chandoli National Park incorporate evacuation of obtrusive species, soil preservation and water protection, immunization of steers, exploration, fire counteractive action, giving salt licks, division of limit, erection of watch towers, support of nature trails, desalting water gaps, improvement of meadows, and acquisition of remote two-way radios.


The Maharashtra government has arrangements to set up the Karadi-Bhogiv hydro-electric undertaking in the catchment territory of the Warna Dam that is relied upon to go through 6.78 km2 (2.62 sq mi) of woodland area. On a constructive note, about 7,894 individuals and a critical steers populace inhabitant on 84.29 km2 (32.54 sq mi) of area in 32 towns inside of the recreation center. These towns have been effectively migrated to zones outside the recreation center. This measure has safeguarded and recover a portion of the vegetation in this secured territory.

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Grand spots like Kandhardoh and Kandhardoh Falls, Tanali falls and Vasant Sagar Reservoir are spots of traveler significance in the recreation center. Grand focuses like Kokan darshan, Zolambi sada and the virgin timberland of Rundiv add to the amusement esteem.

Best time to visit is October to February. June to September have ove