About Chandoli National Park


Kolhapur District, Maharashtra

Best time to Visit

October to February

Nearest Airport

Kolhapur - About 98 km


Approx. 317 Sq. Km.


Maximum 40oC & Minimum 8oC

Nearest Railway Station

Kolhapur - About 77 km


The Park is open for tourists throughout the year.

Candoli National Park, a part of Sahyadri Tiger Reserve, is spread over Kolhapur, Sangli, and Satara districts. It is also a natural World Heritage Site as the park has historical places of the Maratha Empire from the 17th century.

The majority of the open land of Chandoli National Park was used as an open prison during the early battles of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s rule. The park also has two forts within the park namely Panchitgad and Bhairavgad. Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj used Prachitgad as an observation point and recreational place. Ruins of ancient temples, natural beauty, and scenic places like the Kandhar Doh and its falls, Tanali falls, and Vasant Sagar Reservoir is also a part of this natural World Heritage site.

Chandoli National park is a place where you can enjoy it,s heritage while you indulge in an adventurous jungle safari. Trekking and boating are other activities that can be opted for within the park.

Major Wildlife

Tiger, Gaur,  Bark Gecko, Dwarf Gecko, Rock Gecko, Panther, Sloth Bear, Giant Indian Squirrel, Leopard Cat, Dhamen, Indian Cobra, Mouse Deer, Sambar, Barking Deer, Blackbuck, Calote, Crocodile, Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark, Pale-billed Flowerpecker, Common Indian Monitor, Skink Snake, Common Cat Snake, Indian Python, Jungle Babbler, Common Babbler, Yellow-billed Babbler, Rufous Babbler, White-checked Barbet,  Black-shouldered Kite, Black Kite, Green Bee-eater, Erasion Blackbird, Red-vented Bulbul, Crested Bunting, White-eyed Buzzard, Honey Buzzard, Rock Pigeon, Indian Peafowl, Common Stonechat, Laughing Dove, White-billed Drongo, White-browed Fantail, White-throated Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Black-throated Munia, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Crimson-backed Sunbird, Warbler and more.

distance from major cities

Kolhapur – About 77 km
Sangli – About 95 km
Mumbai – About 358 km
Delhi – About 1675 km

near by attractions

Sangli Miraj Musical Instrument Industry, Krishna Valley Wine Park, Audumber Temple.
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