Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary

Mayureswar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Tehsil Baramati in Pune district in Maharashtra, India. It is 74 km from Pune and 35 km from Daund. The area was declared as a sanctuary from 19 August 1997 as per the Wildlife Institute of India. Mayureshwar Sanctuary is mostly made of dry deciduous scrub forest of Acacia catechu (Khair), Acacia sp. (Hivar), Dalbergia latifolia (Sisoo), Ziziphus mauritiana (Ber), Carissa opaca (Karwand), Alysicarpus bupleurifolius, Cyathocline purpurea, Eriocauion diane, Merremia emarginata, Cucumis melo, Cyperus kyllingia, Striga densiflora, Mareilea minuta trees and interspersed grasslands. Furthermore, the flora of Bramati constitutes a total of 994 taxa belonging to 938 species with 42 varieties and 14 sub-species, 577 genera and 136 families of flowering plants recorded and described. It is also home to a variety of birds including Indian roller, black-winged kite, Eurasian collared dove, ashy-crowned sparrow lark, Blue-cheeked bee-eater, Gray Francolin, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Common Hawk-Cuckoo, Short-toed Snake Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Rufous-fronted Prinia, Indian Bush-Lark, Bay-backed Shrike, Southern Gray Shrike. Migratory species like European Roller and Montagu’s harrier can be seen in Winter season. The main animal species found in the refuge are the Indian Gazelle (Chinkara), Striped Hyena, Indian grey wolf, Indian Jackal, Indian fox and Indian Hare (black-naped hare).


Airport: Pune International Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 80 km from here.

Rail: Pune Railway Station is the nearest railway station located at a distance of 70 km and is connected to major cities across India.

Road: Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary lies close to the NH 65 which connects Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana.

Local: It is advisable to take personal vehicle to avoid the hassle of transportation as the location is situated far from the town.

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