REHKURI BLACK BUCK SANCTUARY (Ahmednagar – Maharashtra – India)


Located at some 80 kms away from Ahmednagar city in Karjat Taluka is a small village called Rehkuri. This small village, which otherwise is not known for any special features and tourist destinations, is actually home to the sanctuary of rare and famous animal ‘Indian Black Bucks’. The sanctuary is known by the name Rehkuri Black Buck Sanctuary and is one of the two wildlife sanctuaries located in entire Ahmednagar district.

Although this sanctuary is not amongst the most sought after wildlife sanctuaries of India, but the beautiful looking Indian Black Bucks that are preserved here are amongst the few places in entire India where they can be spotted in huge numbers. And purely for this reason every year this sanctuary is visited by thousands of wildlife enthusiasts not just from Ahmednagar district, but also from across Maharashtra state.

The entire Rehkuri Black Buck Sanctuary is spread across 2.17 Sq. Kms of land area and it is estimated that as of today there are some 400 to 500 Indian Black Bucks inside this sanctuary. The best time to visit this sanctuary is during summer season, as during this season chances of spotting black bucks in huge number is very, very high. However, it is important to bring to notice that this sanctuary is open round the year and is not closed during any particular season.
Sanctuary officials have also built watchtowers and watchrooms inside the sanctuary to facilitate the view of Black Bucks. However, the overall facilities and amenities inside the sanctuary aren’t that impressive. Frequent visitors to this sanctuary have often argued that forest officials must work more hard to improve overall facilities in the sanctuary.

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