Narnala wildlife sanctuary is one of the famous tourist attractions in Akola, Maharashtra. It is covered with dense forests and is spread over an area of 12sq kms lies in the Satpura hill range. It is situated at a distance of 60 kms from Akola district. Narnala wildlife sanctuary is a part of the Melghat tiger reserve serving as a corridor between the Melghat Tiger reserve and Wan sanctuary.
It was on 2nd May 1997 that the Narnala fort surrounded by the forests was declared as the Narnala wildlife sanctuary. At present, it is managed by the forest authority and Indian wildlife authority. This wildlife sanctuary is covered with a large variety of flora and fauna. The different kinds of Flora include Ain, bamboo, dhawda, lendia, tiwas, silai, teak, sterculia, and kusum. The different animal species found here are Sambhar, Leopards, Wild boars, Barking Deer, Porcupines, and Serpents. This wildlife sanctuary surrounds a fort Known as Narnala Fort named after the Rajput ruler Narnala Singh. The sanctuary is well-known for its historical and biological significance. Scenic beauty and the natural environment are the most admired features of this sanctuary.
Covered with forests and different species of animals this sanctuary creates a peaceful environment for its visitors making it the famous tourist attraction of Akola. Safari ride makes it convenient for the visitors to explore the beauty of this place. The guides provide enough information to the visitors for a better understanding of the place. Visitors can spot a variety of animals and enjoy the serenity of nature. Commonly spotted animals here are deer, bison, and bears. Visitors enjoy the beauty of nature and peaceful environment away from the hustle-bustle of the cities. Best time to explore the nature in its best form is during October to April. Visitors ideally spend an hour or two to experience the place surrounded by the lush green trees.
Sighting of different species is a pleasant experience offered by the sanctuary. Exploring the various aspects of nature and getting an insight into the beauty of nature makes this place a famous tourist attraction. It remains closed on Tuesdays, and there is no entrance fee to this place.