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Radhanagari is a tehsil in Radhanagari subdivision of Kolhapur district in the Indianmarker state of Maharashtramarker.

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Radhanagari:-Location: Kolhapur District, MaharashtraCoverage Area: 351.16-sq-kmMain Attraction:Best Time To Visit: March to MayAccommodation :

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".

Flora :

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 etc.

Fauna :

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.


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