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The Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra State, India, is a natural World Heritage Site of category ix and x since 2012. It holds the distinction of being the first declared wildlife sanctuary in Maharashtra, notified in 1958, and is popularly known as the "Bison Sanctuary". Gagangiri Tours and Travels offers meticulously crafted all-inclusive tour packages to Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary, designed by experts to ensure safety and comfort while being budget-friendly. We invite you to book your tour with us and experience the breathtaking beauty of this sanctuary.



This is a natural World Heritage Site notified by UNESCO as Sahyadri sub cluster of Western Ghats. The sanctuary is located between 16°10" to 16°30" north latitude and 73°52" to 74°14" east longitude. The Krishna River tributariesBhogavati RiverDudhganga RiverTulshi RiverKallamma River and Dirba River flow through the sanctuary's area.[1] State Highway 116 passes through the center of the sanctuary. It is located in Sahyadri hill ranges

Birds & Animals

Sanctuary contains 47 species of Mammals, 59 species of reptiles, 264 species of birds and 66 species of butterflies. Amphibians are most visible in the rainy season. 20 species from 2 orders, 5 families and 10 genera are listed in the sanctuary.[6] Indian bison or gaur have a population around 610 in 2004,[5] is the flagship species of the area. Other mammals, living in the sanctuary are Indian leopard (5), sloth bearwild boar (80), barking deer (140), mouse deer (80), sambar (120), giant squirrel 50) and wild dogs (70). In recent years, 6 to 12 tigers were reported in Dajipur forest 2007-08. (anonymous reports- not yet confirmed)

Visitor information

The nearest rail station is at Kolhapur, 45 km (28 mi). For accommodations, there is a forest rest house, dak bungalow, and a dormitory managed by the Deputy Conservator of Forests - Wildlife, Bindu chowk, Ganji Galli, Kolhapur. 416 002 India (91-231-2542766). There are two rest houses for the visitors. One at Dajipur and the other on the top of hill. The entry passes are issued from 7am to 2:30pm. However the entry inside the sanctuary is allowed from Sunrise to sunset. The private cars/jeeps are permitted inside the sanctuary. The roads are narrow and made by water bound macadam (WBM), so they are closed in rainy season.[8] The vehicles are permitted up to the Shivrai sada, which is a large open ground with a water pond in the center. The wild animals visit the pond for water during sunrise and sunset. The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is a state-owned enterprise that offers accommodation and tour packages in various tourist destinations across Maharashtra, including near the Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary. Visitors can book MTDC accommodation online through the official website or by visiting one of the MTDC booking offices in Maharashtra. MTDC offers a range of accommodation options near the Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary, including budget guesthouses, mid-range resorts, and luxurious cottages


Forest Dept. Accommodation

There is a forest rest house at Kolhapur with 4 number of suites, One Bungalow and one dormitory with 30 beds. For Reservation Contact : Phone: 0231 2652935

Mayank Resort

Address-   Phejiwade, Padali, Maharashtra 416212

Surve Home Stay Dajipur

Address-Wild Life Sanctuary, Radhanagari, Dajipur, Kolhapur - 416212

Paradise Jungle Resort

Address-   Near Dajipur Bus Stand, Phonda, India, Maharashtra

Hotel om sai

Address- S T Stand, Radhanagari, Kolhapur - 416212 (Opposite Telephone Office Main Road

kant, Radhanagari

Address- 635, Ingle Bungalow, Near Shetkewadi, Radhanagri

For Reservations-Address: “Hotel Padma” Near Dhairyaprasad Sanskrutik Bhavan, Tarabai Park, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416005/

Upper Deck Restaurant, bar & Permit Room

        Address- om sai commercial files opp State bank, NH66 main, chowk, Kankavali, Maharashtra 416602

Rs 2500/-

Stonarc Resort Kolhapur, Gaganbawada

Address- Near Pwd rest house, gaganbawada, kolhapur, Maharashtra 416206

Rs 3000/-

Wild View Resort

Address- near Rautwadi Waterfall, Radhanagari, Olavan,  Maharashtra 41621

Surve Home Stay Dajipur

Address-Wild Life Sanctuary, Radhanagari, Dajipur, Kolhapur - 416212


Address- Radhanagri, Maharashtra 416212

Rs 4550/-

Solanki Guest House

Address-Near From Mahalaxmi Temple, Raviwar Peth, Kolhapur - 416012 (Opposite Commerce College Azad Chowk Near From Mahalaxmi Temple)

Hotel Kokan Kinara

Address- Shahupuri, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416001

Hotel Amey

Address- Opp to Radhanagari Bus Stand, Kolhapur

Hotel Lakshvedi

Address- Kasarwadi Road, Padali, Kolhapur – 416212

Pawankhind Resort

Address-Vishalgad Amba, KolhapurAmba, Vishalgad Amba, Kolhapur - 415101 (Near Talluka Shahuwadi)

Bandal Valley Farm

Address- Gargoti Road, Hanbarwadi, Kalamba, Kolhapur - 416007 (Near Hanbarwadi)

Narakewadi Amrutdhara Farm

Address- Kalamba, Kolhapur - 416007 (Near Kalamba Jail , Narake Colony

The Palmnest Farm

Address- Gaganbavada, KolhapurKolhapur Goa Highways, Gaganbavada, Kolhapur - 416206 (Near Andur Dam A/P Khokurle)

Vrundavan Resort Radhanagari

Address- Phejiwade, KolhapurRadhanagari Dam, Hatti Mahal, Phejiwade, Kolhapur – 416212

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