Radhanagari is a tehsil in Radhanagari subdivision of Kolhapur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Radhanagari:-Location: Kolhapur District, MaharashtraCoverage Area:
351.16-sq-kmMain Attraction:Best Time To Visit: March to
Arrival Information :
-- By Rail : There is railway station at Kolhapur, which is 55-km away from the
sanctuary—By Air : The nearest airport is at Kolhapur, 65-km away from this place.
-- By Road : Radhanagari is 55-km from Kolhapur on Kolhapur-Deogad state highway—Nearby Excursions : Dajipur reserve forest—Nearby Cities : Kolhapur
Radhanagari wildlife sanctuary is located in the between the areas
of the major reservoirs viz. "Shahu Sagar"and "Laxmi sagar" in
Kolhapur district. The entire protected area is undulating with
steep escarpments. The soil is reddish and lateritic. High
percentage of bauxite ore is found in Plateaus or "Sadas".
The important kinds of forests found are " Southern semi evergreen
forest", " Southern Moist Mixed deciduous forest" and " Southern
evergreen forest". The density of the forest crop in this area is
between 0.4 to 0.9. The main species found over here are Anjani,
Jambul, Hirda, Awala, Pisa, Ain, Kinjal, Amba, Kumbha, Bhoma,
Chandala, Katak, Nana, Umbar, Jambha, Gela, Bibba, banana
It is well known for Bison (500), which is the tallest and the most
splendid of living Wild Oxen. Tourists can spot bull and calf
running with its mother or a large herd grazing in the jungles,
which is a treat to the eyes and one can recall with delight years
later. Other animals, sheltered in the sanctuary are Leopard, Sloth
bear, Wild Boar, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Sambar, Giant Squirrel,
Wild Dogs, counted among some of the major animals found in the
protected area.phonda ghat is also one of the good place for
visitors it is about 13 km ghat section with full of
vegetation. In rainy season you can visit dajipur forest and
observe evergreen forest.biodiversity of plant in dajipur forest is
good. In the forest region some endangered & rare species are
found like Drosera, lemna small angiosperm, Raulfias serpentina
etc. Near forest region one beautiful village is located named
baragewadi there was one fort of shivaji maharaj.