Koka Wildlife Sanctuary
Koka was approved as a wildlife sanctuary only a year ago in 2013.. The park is situated barely 20 km from the district of Bhandara and close to Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary. The total area of the park is 92.34 sq. km. Koka has an abundant population of tigers and leopards. There are herbivores like Gaurs, Cheetals and Sambhars. Koka plays the role of a safe haven for animals that wander away from Nagzira and New Nagzira Sanctuaries in search of a new habitat. It is located 60 kilometers from Nagpur, which has an international airport. Trains, buses and cabs are available for Koka from here. The nearest railhead is Bhandara, 20 kilometers away. Tourists can either hail a cab or take a bus from here to Koka.
The jungle safaris operate from 6:30 to 10:30 in the morning and from 3:00 to 6.00 in the evening. The route is 44 km. long and takes about 3-4 hours to cover. The park stays closed on Thursdays.The best time to visit the park is during and between the months of November and June. An unusual thing about the sanctuary is that vehicles are not available for hire. Tourists need to bring your own vehicles. The vehicle they bring must not be too old, noisy or chuck out too much smoke. Such vehicles may be turned away. It would be a good idea to seek permission from the forest authorities in Bhandara for your vehicle prior to setting out from home. Those planning to book a vehicle must also take note.
How to Reach:
Air Facility Available upto Dr. BAI Airport, Nagpur (MS).
From Nagpur Railway Station to Warthi Railway Station ( Bhandara). ( One hour Journey )
Nagpur - Pardi - Bhandara, NH-6. ( 60 KM )
In Bhandara Hotels are available to stay.