Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary

Sept. 18, 2023

As part of the Surya Regional Water Supply Project, the work on the 4.6 km long underground tunnel for crossing the Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary was recently completed.

About Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • Location: It is located in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, 75 km away from Mumbai.
  • It forms a corridor between Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary. 
  • Landscape: It is characterised by hilly terrain, dense forests, and small rivers or streams.
  • Vegetation: There are three different types of forests – Dry Deciduous, Moist Deciduous and Semi Evergreen.
  • Flora: It is home to several species of trees, including teak, bamboo, and mango.
  • Fauna:
    • Some commonly spotted animals in the sanctuary include Leopard, Wild Boar, Barking Deer, Langur, Bonnet and Rhesus Macaque, and Black-naped Hare.
    • A multitude of birds, including the Crested Serpent-eagle, Jungle Owlet, White-eyed Buzzard, Oriental Honey-buzzard, Emerald Dove and Heart-spotted Woodpecker, can be found here.
  • Several ancient temples are within its boundaries. The most famous of these temples is the Tungareshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva.