Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary

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Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife refuge in the Murud and Roha talukas of Raigad district, Maharashtra state, India.[1] It was created in 1986 to preserve some of the coastal woodland ecosystem of the Western Ghats and consists of 6979 hectares of forest, grasslands and wetlands. The area was once part of the hunting reserves of the princely state of Murud-Janjira.[2]


The Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary is located some 140 km from Mumbai at 18°20′39″N 73°03′33″E / 18.3441°N 73.05908°E / 18.3441; 73.05908Coordinates: 18°20′39″N 73°03′33″E / 18.3441°N 73.05908°E / 18.3441; 73.05908. There are four main trails through the sanctuary that take in the main waterholes, Gunyacha Maal, Chikhalgaan and Phansadgaan, that are some of the best places to see wildlife. The "Sacred Groves" are located near Supegaon. Pockets of open grassland, called mals, occur throughout the sanctuary.The sanctuary is best approachable by road from Murud-Janjira and Roha. The nearest rail head is Roha.


Faunal diversity[edit]

Representative fauna include:

Floral Diversity[edit]

Representative flora includes: ain, kinjal, teak, hirda, jamba, mango, and various ficus.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Phansad Jungle". Rohan Gurao, Website for Roha. 
  2. ^ Puthran, Aayush. "Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary". India Travel. 

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