Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary
The charpala wildlife sanctuary is located in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. Spread over an area of approx. 140 km, it has thick forest growth with occasional stretches of grasslands. Markhanda and Pedigundam hills flank the sanctuary from north-east and south and the Pranhita River flows along its western boundary.
Sanctuary is located on the bank of Confluence of Wardha and Wainganga rivers. During the monsoons, river water swells and enters sanctuary mainly through the numerous nallahs. Along with backwater variety of fish, prawns and turtles also enters the sanctuary. The sanctuary has conspicuous riparian ecosystem in which population of fish, prawns and turtles thrive. They also support rich aquatic life and avi-fauna and sites of natural beauty and tranquility.The sanctuary has rich floral diversity where various species of shrubs, climbers, grass and thick forest of teak tress are found.
The sanctuary abounds with wildlife. Tigers, leopards, jungle cats, bears, Wild dogs, Deer, Sambars and many other animals inhabit the sanctuary.The Sanctuary is comes under the control of Chief Conservator of Forest and Field
Director, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. The best time to visit the park is during and between the months of February and May.
How to Reach:
Nearest Airport is Nagpur which is 230 km away.
Nearest railway station is Ballarpur in Chadrapur District.
Chaprala village is located in Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary which comes under Chamorshi tahsil of Gadchiroli district. It is 44 k.m. away from Gadchiroli district headquarter and 14 k,m, away from Chamorshi. State transport buses and private vehicles are available at Chamorshi to visit the place.
Government rest house and private lodging facility is available in Chamorshi taluka place.