Tips on clicks :
Lies in the Thane District in the state of Maharashtra.
Spans a total area of 320 sq. km.
Ideal visiting season is between November and May.
Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra - Welcome!
Located on a land comprising of parts of the Wada, Shahapur and Mokhada Talukas of the Thane District, the Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary spreads over a land of total area of 320 sq. km. It lies in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. The Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary includes the Tansa Lake and the forests that surround the Shahapur, Vaitarna and Khardi and the East Ranges of Wada. This Lake is a perennial water reservoir or source for the wildlife in the sanctuary.
The fauna :
Around 50 species of the rarest animals and over 200 species of resident and migrant birds together comprise the wild fauna of the Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary. A wide range of animals and birds adorns the sanctuary to still suit its name. There are animals like the Panther, Mouse Deer, Barking Deer, Hyena, Jackal, Leopard, Wild boar, Four-Horned Antelope, Sambar, Chital, Common, Hare, Langur, etc.
The flora :
Like most other forests in Maharashtra, the Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary is also consistent with the vegetation of the southern tropical moist deciduous type. There are tree species that are chiefly found in this area, like the Khair, Ain, Teak, Bibla, Hed, Kalamb, and Bamboo in small numbers.
Ideal visiting season :
Since, the place is situated near to the city of Mumbai; it is convenient for the residents of this city to visit the Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary anytime throughout the year. But for people who are planning their tour to this sanctuary and wish to explore it at its best, the ideal visiting season could be no other than between November and May.
Other attractions :
The vicinity of the sanctuary bears many places of interest for the tourists - a famous fort of historical importance known as the Fort of Mahuli, the Mahadeo Temple in Tisla and the Plateau of Suryamal. All of these places possess importance that hold roots in the ancient times and each one of them has a story about itself to tell.