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Anerdam Wildlife Sanctuary

 
Location: On Bombay-Agra National Highway In Shirpur Tehsil Of Dhule District, Maharahstra
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Main attraction: Nature Lovers' Paradise
Best time to visit: November To February
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-- By Rail : Nearest railway station is Nardona, 40-km on Western Railway and Chailsgaon, at 125-km on Mumbai- Bhusawal route.
-- By Air : Nearest airport is at Aurangabad, which is 215-km from the sanctuary
-- By Road : Nearest town is Shirpur, 15-km and nearest city is Dhule, 70-kms from the sanctuary and both the  places are well connected with regular bus routes.
 

The sanctuary is situated on southwestern range of Satpura range in Shirpur Tehsil of Dhule District. It shares boundaries with Yawal sanctuary other sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh.

Flora :
The present stage of vegetation is degraded scrub forest with small patches of wooded land. Flora of this place includes common trees like Khair, Hiwar, Babul, Bel, Dhawda, Palas, Salaia, and Terminenalia species, etc. Common shrubs include Vitex Nigundo, Zizphus Helicteres Isora, Solanium Giganteum, Casia Auriculata and Lantna etc. Known locally as Kusal, Bhuri, Rosa, Kunda, Sheda and Kusali, etc. are common grasses.

Fauna :
The sanctuary was once very rich in wildlife, now it is trying to regain its previous status. Common animals found in this area are Barking Deer's, Chikaras, Hares, Porcupines and Jungle Cats. Monitor Lizard is the common reptile in this sanctuary. Among the migrant animals one can find over here are Hyenas, Jackals, Wolves and Wild boars. Common resident birds include Peafs, Qualis, Partridges, Egrets, Herons, Cormorants, Corts, Spot Bills, Eagle Hamers, and Owls etc. One can also see variety of birds, which migrate, to this area. Significant among them are Brahming Ducks, Cranes, Stokes and many Waders.
 
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