Located near Sangli in Western Maharashtra and sprawled over a 317.67 square kilometer area beside the Chandoli Dam, Chandoli National Park was established in the year 2004. A part of the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve, it snugly lies in between the Radhanagri Wildlife Sanctuary and the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. The 17th century historical forts of Prachitgad and Bhairavgad lie within the park that spreads along the crest of the Sahyadri Range of the Western Ghats.
This park receives the requisite water supply from the Warna River and Reservoir, as well as several other small streams and rivers traversing through this region. The topography of the park consists of flat topped mountains, rocky, lateritic plateaus that are devoid of any vegetation, large boulders and caves distinctly associated with the Western Ghats. The forest vegetation is a mix of western tropical hill forests, west coast semi-evergreen forests and southern moist mixed deciduous forests.
The Chandoli National Park is home to over 23 species of mammals, 122 species of birds and another 20 species of amphibians & reptiles. Apart from the Tigers of this region, other important animal population includes the Indian Bison or Gaur, Sambar, Leopard Cats, Sloth Bears and the Indian Giant Squirrels. Ungulates, like the Barking Deer, Mouse Deer & Blackbuck are also present in substantial numbers. The scenic locations inside the park include the Prachitgad and Bhairavgad Forts, the Kandhardoh and Tanali Waterfalls and the Vasant Sagar Reservoir which will enthrall the visitors along with a grand spread of flora & fauna.