Navegaon-Nagzira NATIONAL PARK & Tiger Reserve
About Navegaon-Nagzira National Park
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.
distance from major cities
Mumbai – About 978 km
Delhi – About 1175 km