Navegaon is one of the most popular forest resort in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. It is located in the Gondia district of Maharashtra. It is established o 22nd of November 1975 and the man behind the park is Mr. Madhavrao Patil. The name Navegaon comes from the word Nave + Gaon. (Nave means new in Marathi and Gaon means village.) And also it is says that the Kolu Patel built the Navegaon lake in the beginning of 18th century.
Here twisting roads breeze their way around a picturesque lake set in the core of hill ranges. One can get a bird’s eye view of contiguous forest. The lake spreads over some 11 square kms. Area, in winter flavor gigantic groups of colonizer ducks dot the lake. This park consist of a deer park, three striking gardens, Dr. Salem bird sanctuary and children’s park add inclination of visitors. Here in Navegaon found more than 60% of the bird species of Maharashtra. Once you entered in the park you will be found list of mammals, attractive forest, adventure tracks with leopards, lethargy bears, gaurs, sambhars, chitals, comprising tigers, deer’s and langoors etc. Staying in the inimitable tree-top house and riding boat on lake are stirring activities. Approximately annually 50,000 tourist visits this place.
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Tip for Visitors:
- Best time to visit Navegaon Park is in April & May.
- The park is open between the sunrises to sun set. During the rest hours park is closed and entry is prohibited.
Innumerable animals and Birds found in sanctuary:
Animal Life: Attractive mammals, Tigers, Leopards, Sambhars, Chitals, Deers, Langoors, Wolf, Bears and Wild dogs are living here.
Bird Life: 209 species of birds are found in Navegaon National Park.
Nagzira wildlife sanctuary: It is a wild life sanctuary in this sanctuary Sambhars, Bisons, Tigers, Panthers, Blue Bull, and Antelope are living. It is 60km away from Navegaon.
Pratapgad: Around the western India it is mostly picturesque fort. It is about 15 kms away from Navegaon.
How to Reach:
By Air: The nearest airport is in Nagpur nearly 150 kms away from Navegaon.
By Train: Deulgaon is nearest railway station. (Deulgaon-Navegaon: 1 kms.)
By Road: Navegaon is nearest bus stand 10 kms. Away from the park. Well-planned M.S.R.T.C buses regularly available from Nagpur-Navegaon 132 kms.