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Yashwantrao Chavan Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in Maharashtra, India. It spans over 10.87 sq. km and is located at the meeting point of three Tehsils of Sangli district. The sanctuary is an artificially cultivated forest without a perennial supply of water, and most of the wildlife species were artificially introduced.



The sanctuary boasts a mix of southern dry deciduous and thorn forests, with grassy hill slopes. Thanks to protection from grazing and forest fires, the area has seen good regeneration of dry deciduous species. Visitors can spot a variety of animals, including deer, wild boar, peacocks, foxes, and porcupines. The sanctuary is also home to a diverse range of insects, birds, and reptiles, including pythons and other snakes.


The sanctuary is a must-visit destination for tourists, especially during the peak season from August to February. Hiking to the top of the hill is the most activity, offering breathtaking views of the Krishna River flowing through sugarcane and grapevine fields. The area is also home to several shrines to Shiva, built during the Chalukya dynasty, and the Krishna Valley Wine Park in Palus. Kundal, the region around Sangli, is a historical place and was once the capital of the Chalukyas.

About Sagareshwar

The Sagareshwar sanctuary is a place of great religious, cultural, and archaeological significance. Its name comes from an ancient and famous Shiva temple that draws many devotees. The sanctuary includes a large temple and a complex of 51 small temples, all from the Satvahana period. One of the most striking features is the Kamal Bhairao temple, which is partially hewn from hard basalt rock and perched on the edge of a steep cliff. Access to the temple is through a narrow tunnel

How to reach Sagareshwar

There are several ways to reach Sagareshwar depending on your starting point. If you are coming from Sangli, it is 49 km away. If you are coming from Mumbai, it is 334 km away. If you are coming from Pune, it is 192 km away. And if you are coming from Bangalore, it is 670 km away.

Nearest Railway Stations

Sangli railway station - 49 km.  Miraj railway junction - 55 km.  Kirloskarvadi (palus) - 11 km   Takari (palus) - 5 km.

If you're planning to visit Sagareshwar, you can easily reach there by train or bus. All mail, express, and superfast trains stop at Sangli and Miraj railway stations, and MSRTC buses, private cars, and auto-rickshaws are available from Sangli, Palus, and Miraj. Local passenger trains and a few express trains stop at Kirloskarvadi and Takari stations. It's recommended to get down at Takari railway station and proceed to Sagareshwar. Many people reach Sagareshwar by walking from Takari station.

Nearest Bus Stations

Sangli - 49 km. Miraj - 55 km . Kundal -8 km.  Kirloskarvadi - 11 km

Palus - 12 km. Takari - 5 km. Deorashtre 2 km

Take MSRTC buses from Sangli/Miraj and alight at Takari. Sagareshwar is 15 km from Palus bus station. You can walk down or take an auto rickshaw from Takari. It is recommended that you can take a private car from Sangli and reach Sagareshwar Hill Top Points.


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