A paradise for nature and wildlife lovers, Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary is place that offers various species of animals, birds, plants and reptiles with a natural habitat.
Sprawling across an area of 53 sq km, this sanctuary lies in Raigad District between western Coast and Northern Sahyadri Range. This place was once the hunting ground for the Siddhi Nawab of the Janjira State and is believed that many water bodies and roads were built within the premises for the king. Also several villages were evacuated for the same purpose. Today, this place is packed with bounty of fauna including wild boar, panther, sambar and barking deer. Plenty of bird species are also a part of this place about 148 in number such as forest wagtail, flycatcher, pied hornbill, footed green pigeon, black eagle etc. Besides various types of fauna this place is also home to flora in great abundance, About 710 species of plants are found here like ficus, teak, Clitoria biflora etc.