The mountain range of the Western Ghats on the north and the plains of Karnataka to the south and in between lies the densely forested land of Dajipur. Known as the first wildlife sanctuary in the state of Maharashtra, it is named as Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary in 1958, where the Indian Bison or Gaur is conserved as the primary animal. Covering an area of 351 sq.km,the sanctuary is wrapped with tropical evergreen forest and contains over 400 species of plants such as Anjani, Hirda, Kinjal, Kumbha, Awala, Chandala and many varieties of medicinal plants.
Situated in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra, it has mountains on its north, plains in the south, and the coast in the west. With an elevation of 1200m above the sea level, Dajipur is known for the various species of animals that abound in its reserve forest. These include Indian leopards, wild boars, sloth bear, dhols, sambar etc. and a wide varieties of birds. You can also spot some endangered species like Malabar pit viper, Deccan ground gecko, Beddome’s lacerta, Bombay bush frog and Humayun’s wrinkled frog.