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Top 3 attractions to explore in Bhandara

The current name of Bhandara is derived from the term "bhana", meaning "brass", as the namesake town is dominated by the brass-working industry.it is also referred to as the "District of Lakes". Bhandara district is mainly popular for its large production of rice, and is thus termed as the "Rice Bowl of Maharashtra".With several ancient temples and historical monuments, along with lakes, parks, and sanctuaries, Bhandara attracts many tourists.

Attractions in Bhandara

Gosekhurd DamWainganga River, Gose Kh., Maharashtra 441210, India

This is an earthfill dam on the Wainganga river. The dam consists of 33 Nos of spillway gates to regulate irrigation water into the river throughout the year. Its main purpose is for Irrigation.

Koka Wildlife SanctuaryKoka, Maharashtra 441905, India

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.

The sanctuary is home to Tigers, Small Indian Civet Cats, Blackbucks, Sloth Bears, Leopards, Wild Dogs, Ratels, Indian Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and jungle Cats among other carnivores – if you get lucky you might rendezvous with those wild ones.

Map of attractions in Bhandara