Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary (Raigad – Maharashtra – India)


Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary(Marathi: फणसाड वन्यजीव अभयारण्य) is a wildlife sanctuary in the Murud and Roha talukas of Raigad district, Maharashtra state, India. It was created in 1986 to preserve some of the coastal woodland ecosystem of the Western Ghats and consists of 6,979 ha (17,250 acres) of forest, grasslands and wetlands. The area was once part of the hunting reserves of the princely state of Murud-Janjira.

The Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary is located some 140 km (87 mi) from Mumbai. It is situated between Roha, Murud-Janjira and Alibaug talukas of Raigarh district. There are four main trails through the sanctuary that takes in the main waterholes, Ghunyacha Maal, Chikhalgaan and Phansadgaan, that are some of the best places to see wildlife. The "Sacred Grove" (Devrai) is located near Supegaon. Pockets of open grassland, called maals, occur throughout the sanctuary. The places of natural water sources in the sanctuary are called "Gaan". The sanctuary is best approachable by road from Murud-Janjira and Roha. The nearest rail head is Roha.


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