Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhimashankar is situated in the main Sahyadri Range, over 2500 feet above sea level, this region is gazetted as a reserved forest. The area of just 100 sq km, is densely forested with majestic towering trees festooned with numerous old trees, and is richer in fuana as compared to the rest of penensular India.

Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary has barking deers, sambars, leopards, wild boars, Hanuman langurs and Rhesus macaques wandering freely amidst the rich variety of flora is a nature lover's paradise. Perennial creepers - Jyotivanti trees, which glow in the dark during monsoon, add to the charm of the mist laden chilly atmosphere.

The Giant Squirrels live only in forests and keep to the summits of higher trees. They move from tree to tree taking leaps as long as 20 feet.These animals build large globular nests of twigs and leaves, among slimmer branches of trees. They are very shy animals and are sooner heard than seen. You can often hear its loud rattling call, that usually reveals its presence. The Malabar Grey Hornbill gliding amoung the trees are usually seen here. Here is helathy population of leopards and we can frequently spot pugmarks of these big animals.