Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary near Pune is popular for stunning landscapes and natural beauty, home to Indian Gazelle,Indian gray wolf, list of bird species and wildlife population of foxes and rabbits.
Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is the smallest sanctuary in Maharashtra, known for its birds and wildlife population.
Area – 5.14 km2
Sanctuary declared – 1997
Type – Dry Deciduous Forest
Chinkara or Indian gazelle is a medium sized gazelle species inhabit more than 80 protected areas in India. Indian gazelle live in arid plains and hills of Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary and preyed upon by wild wolfs, dholes dogs and golden jackal.
Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary also called as Mayureshwar Chinkara Sanctuary is located in Baramati Tehsil near Supe.
Pune – 74 km
Baramati – 41 km
Daund – 35 km
Satara – 88 km
Ahmednagar – 111 km
Solapur – 211 km
Mumbai – 220 km
Best time to visit Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is from late August to February.
Summer season is hot and humid with high temperature.
Flora and Fauna of Mayureshwar wildlife sanctuary includes Striped Hyena, Indian gray wolf,Indian Jackal, Indian Hare and Indian fox. Birds found in Mayureshwar Chinkara Sanctuary are Chestnut bellied Sandgrouse, Short toed Snake Eagle Owl and Indian peafowl.
The sanctuary remains open for all day but close during the monsoon season.
Safari Timing – 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Entry fee: 50 INR per Person
Four Wheeler Entry: 100 INR per Vehicle
Accommodation options are only available in Supe and couple of tents within the sanctuary.
Morgaon Ganesha Temple also known as Mayureshwar Mandir is one of the eight revered Ganesha temples around Pune called Ashtavinayaka. The Morgaon temple is the starting and ending point of a pilgrimage of Ashtavinayaka.