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Katepurna Sanctuary, Akola

Katepurna Sanctuary Overview

Overview Chief Attraction- Four-Horned Antelope, Barking deer. Best Season- October-June. Location- The sanctuary is at a distance of 40kms from the city of Akola, Maharashtra. About Katepurna Sanctuary! Katepurna Sanctuary is situated in the district of Akola, which comes under the Vidarbha region. The sanctuary occupies a large part of catchment area of the Katepurna reservoir. Due to the presence of large amount of water, birds get attracted towards the place. The period between October to June is the ideal time for visiting the place. Flora- The place is very rich in vegetation cover and mainly comprises of southern tropical deciduous forests. There are more than 115 species of plants & trees like Bahada, Aola, Tendu, Dhawada, Salai, Moha, Teude and many more. Fauna- The sanctuary is a home to a wide array of animals like Black buck, Hyena, Wolf, Nilgai, Leopard, Jungle cat, Hare, Wild boar, Monkey etc. The chief attraction of the sanctuary is the Barking deer and the Four-horned Antelope. One can also see various species of birds like Peafowl, eagles, woodpecker etc. Accessibility Rail- The closest railway station is located at Akola (40kms). Air- The closest airport is situated at Sonegaon, Nagpur (292kms). Road- The place is well connected by road to Akola, which is 40kms from the sanctuary.

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