Kalsubai Harishchandragarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Kalasubai HAsrishchandra wildlife sanctuary is situated in Akola Tehsil, in the district of Amednagar. The sanctuary is placed among the Sahyadri hill range and offers a picturesque scene. The kalasubai peak has an altitude of 1646m and is the highest peak in Western Ghats. It is an ideal place for people who want to enjoy the beauty of the nature far away from the hustle & bustle of city life. The sanctuary has various temple, peaks and forts that make it a place of rich past. Some of monuments located here are Alang, Kalasubai, Kulanggad, Bahiroba, Harishchandra, Madangad, Ratangad and many more. All these make sanctuary an idealplace for trekkers. The place is very rich in natural vegetation cover and abounds in various species of plants and trees. Mostly the vegetation southern moist mixed deciduous and in places that are near to the western coast the vegetation is semi deciduous shrub savanna and semi evergreen types. Some of the common species of trees found here are Aashind, Gulchavi, Parjambhual, Hirda, Bahava, Beheda, Kudal, Avali, jambhul, Siras, Chandawa, Lokhandi, Kharvel etc. The sanctuary is a dwelling place of various species of animals that include reptiles, mammals as well as the birds. Some of the common mammals found here are Palm civet, Wolf, Jackal, Barking Deer, Leopard, Mongoose, Jungle cat, Wild Boar, Hyena, Bats, Sambar Porcupine, Indian Giant Squirrel etc. The reptile group includes Fan-Throated Lizard, Monitor Lizard, Turtles, snakes and many more. One cam also see around both land birds as well as the water bords. Some of the common birds seen around are Egrets, White Necked Storks, Water hen, Herons, Black Ibis etc.

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