Sprawling over a 135 square kilometer area, the Navegaon National Park comprises of an Aviary, a Deer Park, Three Landscaped Gardens and Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Located at a distance of 150 kilometers from Nagpur
City, it is one of the most popular Forest Reserve in Bhandara
District of the Vidarbha
Region, within the state of Maharashtra
. Spread around the Navegaon Lake with crystal clear waters, a series of cascading trails through the wilderness bring visitors to the lake which is covering an 11 square kilometer area.
This picturesque lake is surrounded by seven peaks, together known as the ‘Sat Bahini’, with a rich cover of flora and abundant fauna adding mystical charm to the entire area of the Navegaon National Park. This easternmost part of the Maharashtra State was declared as a National Park in the year 1975, is blessed with a hot and wet climate is experiencing average rainfall from mid-June to September. The majority of flora found within this region includes Teak, Kalam, Tendu, Khair, Salai, Aola, Asana, Kulu, and the terminelia species comprising of Bamboo, Bahada, Moha, Umbar, Nana, Teude, Babul, Sal, Hiwar, Bija, Mango, Bel and Koshimb.
The wild animals spotted within the Park include Tiger, Panther, Bison, Sambar, Nilgai, Chital, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Wild Dogs and Langurs. The Navegaon Lake is visited by huge flocks of migratory ducks and other birds during October to June every year. In fact, more than half of the birds recorded in the state of Maharashtra are found here which include Scarlet Minivets, Paradise Flycatchers and Kingfisher.
Nagpur is the closest Airport which is a three hours drive, and conveniently connected by road; Deulgaon is the nearest Railway Station, and which is 2 kilometers from the Park, on the