Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve

About This Place

Nagzira wildlife sanctuary is located between Bhandara district and Gondia district of Maharashtra. In 2012, it was merged with Nawegaon Santuary for the Saving Tiger Project. The name, Nagzira is believed to be derived from the fact that there is a naag (snake) temple which lies in the middle of Nagzira. Zira is derived from ziri which means a perennial source of water.
It is often addressed as a green oasis of Vidarba region.



Best Time to Visit

Best time for tiger sighting is from March to June.

Open Timings

Open: 1 October to 15 June.
Closed: 16 June to 30 September

Morning Safari: 6 to 9:30
Evening Safari: 3 to 6:30

Govt. Guidelines

Bookings for the safari should be done.
No littering during Safari.
No music and noise during Safari.

Languages Spoken

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Best Access

Airport : Nagpur
Railway station : Gondia
Bus stand : Sakoli

Commonly Visited From


Popular Route

By Air: Nagpur is the nearest airport. From there, a cab/taxi can be booked. Budget travellers can opt for public transport till Sakoli.

By Rail: Nearest railway stations are ;
a) Gondia 25 km
b) Bhandara Road 50 km
c) Soundad 20 km
d) Tirora 20 km

By Road: Nagzira wildlife Sanctuary is situated only 22 km. away from Sakoli on the National Highway No. 6 (Bombay – Calcutta) which passes through Sakoli. The sanctuary is situated at the distance of about 60 km from District H. Q. Gondia and 120 km. away from Nagpur.

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