Naigaon Mayur Wildlife Sanctuary
Ideal for picnic and family gathering during vacation, Nayagaon Mayur Sanctuary is in idyllic forest destination consisting of a crystal clear lake, extending for 11 square kilometers in Vidarbha Region. The island in the middle of this lake known as Maldonger was previously used as a refuge from the raiding Pindaris, a tribe of robbers. Several Peaks that encircle the lake are collectively called Satvahini, on the tassel of which stands bold Hanuman inside a temple dedicated to him. Said to grow his feet below the embankments, the statue has a legendary association.
The watch-tower located inside the Sanctuary offer magnificent views of the forest, glimpses of the wild animals being conspicuous from here. Extensive growth of Teak, Haldu, Kawat, Mahua, Ain, Bhel, Bhor, Jamun are found here. An extensive species of fauna consists of Tigers, Panthers, Bison, Samber, Nilgai and Chitals. One can also enjoy during the Jungle Safari, the wide range of Leopards, Sloth Bear, Gaurs, Sambers, Chitals, Langoors. Although these animals scarcely come out in the open, if you luckily find them, the experience will forever be stored in the recess of your mind.
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