Navegaon-Nagzira NATIONAL PARK & Tiger Reserve

About Navegaon-Nagzira National Park


Bhandara (Gondia) District, Maharashtra

Best time to Visit

October to March

Nearest Airport

Nagpur - About 155 km


National Park - Approx. 133 Sq. Km.
Tiger Reserve - Approx. 653 Sq. Km.


Maximum 46oC & Minimum 7oC

Nearest Railway Station

Nagpur - About 144 km


The Park is usually closed for tourists from 1st July to 30th September every year.

Navegaon-Nagzira National Park and Tiger Reserve, also comprising of Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, is home to more than 60% of birds found in the state of Maharashtra, thus making it a favorable destination for birding. The park also offers a good wildlife experience.

The Park has many interesting stories about its history. It is believed that the rulers during the year 1300 had delegated two brothers, Kolhu and Chimna Patil from the Kohali Community, with the task of constructing a lake and a dam for better agricultural solutions. After the construction of the dam was over, the two brothers dedicated it to their seven sisters. Thus, the peaks around the lake are known as “Saat Bahini” which means seven sisters. Also, the lake has a small island known as ‘Maldonger’ which is believed to be used by the villagers as a refuge from a tribe of professional robbers known as ‘Pindaris’.

Navegaon-Nagzira National Park and Tiger Reserve has a picturesque backdrop and is worth a visit in Central India.  

Major Wildlife

Royal Bengal Tiger, Panther, Bison, Scarlet Minivets, Paradise Fly Catchers, Kingfishers, Common Babbler, White-checked Barbet, Green Bee-eater, Erasion Blackbird, Red-vented Bulbul, Crested Bunting, Honey Buzzard, Common Indian Monitor, White-billed Drongo, Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark,  Jungle Babbler, Bark Gecko, Rock Gecko, Pale-billed Flowerpecker, White-browed Fantail, Black-shouldered Kite, Black Kite, White-eyed Buzzard, White-throated Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Black-throated Munia, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Rock Pigeon, Indian Peafowl,  Sambar, Chital, Wild boar, Sloth Bear, Wild Dogs, Jungle cat, Small India Civet, Palm Civet, Wolf, Jackal, Indian Cobra, Skink Snake, Common Cat Snake, Indian Python and more.

distance from major cities

Nagpur – About 145 km
Mumbai – About 978 km
Delhi – About 1175 km

near by attractions

Irai Dam, Nagpur Zero Miles, Pench Tiger Reserve
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