Dajipur sanctuary [30k.m From kankavli] Is situated on the border of Sindhudurg and Kolhapur districts. It is also know as a hill station. Thick forest is speciality of this sanctuary. The way to climb mountain is also an attraction. We can enjoy sunset from Dajipur. It is a pleasur to view sunset with cool air and colourful clouds in the sky.
Dajipur beckons adventure lovers. Tourist must come to this place during Kankavli visit. They can reach here by kankavli-Kolhapur state transport via Phondhaghat. Private vehicles are also available. On the way to Dajipur there is a temple of Bhagvati Devi. Tourist should visit this temple. Dajipur is charming Bison Sanctuary [Gawa Buffalo’] with a variety of animals, birds and full of beauty.
Original Indian Bisons are star attraction of this reserve. There are ample of antelopes (kalvit), deer (Harin), bears (Aswal), serpents (saap), chitals etc. This jungle resort is a scenic spot near the backwater of Radhanagri Dam. It is surrounded by hilly areas, a thick forest abundent in wild life.
This sanctuary is also a paradise for the bird watchers. If camera is with you then simply spot birds and capture them in your camera. In rainy season Dajipur is a beautiful picnic spot where streams tinkle and make their way through the landscape down at different places in the mountains one can really enjoy cool pleasant bath in the natural surrounding. At one point on the highway the bird eye view of low-lying places can be enjoyed here. A Gagangiri Maharaj Mutt lie in the forest area of the dajipur. Special trekking camp place is more than just fun. It's an enlightning excursion a must for a botanical student.
Flora and fauna of Radhanagri Bison Sanctuary:
Animal found in the protected area: Bisons – 500, Barking deer- 140, Mouse Deer – 80, Tiger- 4, Leopard – 5, Wild boars – 80, Giant Squirrel – 50, Sambar – 120, wild Dogs – 70 and many types of reptiles amphibians.
Birds: Vultures, Eagles, Jungle Fowl, Quails, Plovers, Bulbul, Flycatchers, Warbless, Wagtails and some Birds.
Dominent plant Special Trees: Anjani, Jambul, Hirda, Awala, Pisa, Ain, Kindel, Ambha, Kumbha, Bhoma, Chandala, Katak, Nana, Umbhar, Jambha, Gela, Bibba etc. Karvi is found all over area. Climbers: Shikakai and Garambi Shrub
Special and medicinal plants: Karvanda, Vagati, Ranmiri, Tamalpatri, Toran, Dhayati, Kadipatta, Narkaya, Murudsheng, besides this quite large number of seasonal plants are also found.
Dormitory type of tent accommodation is available for groups of those who wish to prolong their stay.
Gallery: Dajipur sanctuary Photo gallery
By Air: Nearest airport is Kolharpur, 80.K.M from here.
By Rail: Nearest railway station is Kankavli which is at the distance of 490 k.m. from Mumbai.
By Road: There are daily buses from Kankavli and Kolhapur.