MELGHAT - Amazing Maharashtra


Melghat Wildlife Sanctuary
Melghat, located in the northern part of Amravati District, is 225 Kilometers west of Nagpur. In the year 1967, Melghat, established as a wildlife sanctuary and in 1974 it was declared a Tiger Reserve. The Melghat Tiger Reserve was among the first nine tiger reserves notified under the Project Tiger. The Melghat wildlife sanctuary was created in 1985.

The Melghat’s tiger reserve area is around 1677 square kilometers. Mammals include Royal Bengal Tigers, Panthers, Leopards, Jungle Cats, Indian Bison or Gaur, Deer, Sambars, Chitals, Snakes and the Flying Squirrels are familiar sights.

Total 61 villages are there but all outside the core area. The residents are mainly Adivasis (tribes).

Best Time to Visit
October to June
* Due to Heavy Rainfalls avoid visiting during monsoon.

Summer - Hot and dry (Temperature - 30°C to 43°C)
Monsoon - Very Wet, receives a rainfall of 1500 mm to 2200 mm
Winter - Very Cold (Temperature - 6°C to 15°C)

Forest Department Melghat
Contact Number (Field Director Melghat) # 0721-2662792

Tourist Lodges run by the Forest Department
The Semadoh Tourist Complex (It is situated inside the Melghat Jungle)
[Tourist Hut - Tariff : Rs.350/- to Rs.500/-]

Chikhaldara Convention Complex (MTDC) # 07220-230234 / 230263

Fees and Charges Melghat
Entry Fee
Adult Rs.22/-; Child Rs.11/-
Vehicle Entry Fee (Jeep / Car) Rs.55/-

Jungle Safari (for each person) Rs.22/-
Tourist Guide Rs.110/- (per Trip)

Camera and Shooting Charges
Steel Camera : for Indians Rs.3/-, for Foreigners Rs.9/-
Video Camera : for Indians Rs.6/-, for Foreigners Rs.22/-
Professional Photography : Rs.500/- (per Day)
Professional Video Shooting : Rs.16500/- (per Day)

Buses ply from Badnera to Paratwada

Nearest Airport
Akola Airport (Code : AKD)

Nearest Railway Station
Badnera Railway Station, Amravati [Mumbai - Nagpur - Kolkotta Route]

Badnera to Melghat - 92 Kilometers

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