Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary

Latest update on contact numbers for Forest guard of Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary - shared with me by one of the blog readers :-)

Mr. Temkar is in the position of Forest Guard now and you may contact him at
08983098110 and 0927370957
phone no. update as on 14/04/2014    +91 9225 566 024 

Pune - Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary distance = 153 kms
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Mumbai - Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary distance 138 km
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I visited Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary on 22/01/2010, and the experience was great :-) its real dense forest .. u can drive in the car long way .. but obviously then u can not see a single animal then !! due to the engine noise, and guess right I did use my car and could not see any animal !! ha ! ha !!! but I wanted to hv quick & deep look so as to plan for the next visit for staying there in tents or the bamboo house.

Location
its located ~ 150 kms from Mumbai & 150 kms from Pune too :-)

its on Murud - Roha road

What do I see
And as I could get the preliminary information, the forest is known for the presence of Leopard. As well as u will find wide variety of flowers, butterfly, Heyena, Jungle cat, Palm civet, Sambhar, Barking deer, Bonnet Macaque, Wild boar , giant squirrel, 164 types of birds (including the interesting Pied hornbill, Three toed Kingfisher, Malkoha, Pitta), 90 species of butterflies (including Common Map, Black Prince, Nawab, Blue Mormon), 27 species of poisonous and non poisonous snakes, 718 types of trees !!! amazing !!! make sure u visit it with at least one stay, so that u will be able to see forest in early morning and night time with the help of forest guards.( refer to phone numbers in the blog post end)

Entrance to the Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary


Map displayed at the entrance


What you will be able to see there

View from the observation tower

Aging !!

The shape !!!

Entangled !!!


Feel the dense forest :-)

You can stay in these tents :-) (presently there are two tents)



Or the better option is this beautiful bamboo house


Bookings for the guest house contact :-
Deputy Conservator of Forests, (Wildlife),
Thane Wildlife Division, L.B.S.Marg, Naupada,
Thane (West), Maharashtra India 400 602.
91-22-25402522

Bookings for the tent or the bamboo house :- phone numbers as on 22/01/2010
Mr. Harishchandra Naik 9270892679 or 09270251369 (Forest Gaurd - Phansad)

Enjoy Local Food :
There is a "Mahila Bachat Gat" named as "Gavdevi Mahila Bachat Gat" which can provide pure Gavran food to u during ur stay. Gavdevi Mahila Bachat Gat is headed by Savita Naik which consists of 12 team members. (Reference "Sakal - Pune" news dated 01/02/2010, a news by Chitali Chandorkar)

some more information can be found at :

http://www.indian-wildlife.com/phansadsanctuary.htm

for complete information on Revdanda & places nearby do read my post "Revdanda sea beach"