Among the prominent tourist destination near Dhule is the Pashtane Wildlife Sanctuary. It is situated at Salva Road, Bhamardi, in the Pashtane district of Maharashtra. The sanctuary is 68. 6 kms away from the city of Dhule and it takes about 1 hour and 43 minutes to reach the destination from the city via road.
Pashtane Wildlife Sanctuary is a very famous tourist spot. It spreads over a total area of 82. 94 sq. km. It shares the common boundaries with the Yawal Sanctuary. The sanctuary is the home to many flora and fauna. The sanctuary is blessed with amazing range of flora which includes evergreen trees like Khair, Hiwar, Babul, Bel, Albizzia lebbek, Ficus, Palas and many more.
Common wildlife species found at the sanctuary are Deers, Chikaras, Hares, Porcupines, Jungle cats, Jackals, Wolves and Wild boars. The sanctuary is also the home for many birds. Some common species of birds found at the sanctuary are Peafs, Egrets, Herons, Spot Bills, Eagle Hamers, Owls and many more. Migratory birds such as Brahming Ducks, Cranes, Stokes and many Waders are spotted at the sanctuary.
Patane Wildlife Sanctuary is a package full of adventures. Visitors can explore a lot of things on visiting the sanctuary. Visitors can explore the different areas of the sanctuary in a jeep safari. Pashtane Wildlife Sanctuary also offers the visitors to go for the various adventurous treks which are accompanied by the guides. It almost takes about 4 to 5 hours to explore the whole sanctuary. But the amazing view of the sanctuary craves the visitors to spend more time there. Pashtane Wildlife Sanctuary has amazing and exquisite views which adds to the beauty of the sanctuary even more.
Visitors will love to spend their time with families and friends in the sanctuary. Jeep safaris are available for the visitors at any time of the day. Visitors can also capture the mesmerizing views, the beautiful flora and fauna of the sanctuary in their cameras. Exploring the Pashtane Wildlife Sanctuary is worth of every single penny spent on a visit to the place. The lodge made at the sanctuary provides good food to the visitors.
The best time to visit the sanctuary is from the month of November to February as the temperature of the place remains cool and calm during those time months the year. The Pashtane Wildlife Sanctuary can be visited during timings 9:00 AM 6:00 PM. It remains closed on public holidays. The entry fee is a minimal amount of INR 25 for adults and is free for kids below five years of age. The charges for guides, camera and jeep safaris are additional.