About Us

The Painganga Wildlife Sanctuary is a major Sanctuary area of Eastern Maharashtra which represents floral and faunal diversity of the biotic province of Central Plateau of the Deccan Peninsula Zone. Fascinating geographic features, luscious landscapes and a vast range of activities- Painganga Wildlife Sanctuary is much more than a refuge for the animals. In this 400 sq.km land of a wildlife sanctuary, one can expect such rich, diverse flora and fauna that it would be hard to ignore revisiting here again and again. The wildlife sanctuary got its name from the facts that it is flanked by Painganga or Penganaga River on the three sides. Not only the landscapes but the vivacious variety of flora and fauna too also makes the tourist’s trip to Painganga Wildlife Sanctuary a little more interesting.

An exquisite mixture of southern mixed deciduous forests and dry teak forests shelters a good number of undomesticated animal species like Chinkara, the Black Buck, the Nilgai Sambar, the Four Horned Antelope, Hare, Jackal, Leopard, Fox and much more. Also, a pleasing number of birds can be heard chattering in the sanctuary like Vulture, Bulbul, Dove, Kingfisher, Cuckoo, and much more.


As of now the accommodation facilities are not yet developed by the forest department. But there are private hotels & resorts available in the Pandharakwada, Patanbori, Yavatmal & Adilabad district

Interesting Things to do

The most popular activity is the guided trip inside the sanctuary to watch the animals, conducted by the local forest department. Regular morning and evening safari rides take tourists into the forest.


Nearest Petrol Pump

The nearest petrol/diesel pumps are situated at Kinwat & dhunki village


The floral diversity is considerable showing variation from place to place. Owing to the presence of a few open grassy patches, the wooded countryside provide natural habitat for varied wild animals.


The forest inhabits quite a good faunal diversity. About 75 avian species have been listed in which 5 species of Migratory birds and 65 species of Resident birds could be classified

Mobile Range

In park mobile photography is not allowed as of now during safari and almost all mobile networks are ok.

Tips and Suggestions

Wear loose fitting and simple clothes that blend with the sanctuary surroundings.

How to reach

By Airways: Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Airport in Nanded is the nearest airport, its 150 km away. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur is the nearest airport, it's 250 km away.

By Railways: Kinwat Railway Station is the nearest railway station, its 3 km away from Kharabi. (SCR)

By Roadways: Mumbai - Aurangabad - Jalna - Hingoli – Yeotmal – Painganga: 700 Km Buldhana – Akola – Yeotmal : 360 Km Yeotmal – Painganga : 100 Km These three are the three common routes that are used by the tourists to reach the Painganga Wildlife Sanctuary

The nearest petrol/diesel pumps are situated at Kinwat & dhunki village