Discovered on my way to Aundha Nagnath during Dec 2014, I found Naygaon Mayur Wildlife Sanctuary a wonderful surprise in Marathwada which known more for droughts. A mighty backbuck welcomed me – can’t forget!
Mayur means Peafowls. Peacock is India’s national bird and Naygaon sanctuary is a home for the beautiful bird. Placed among the villages of Patoda in Beed district, this hilly sanctuary is full of avid fauna and flora. One can locate various animals like Blackbucks, Porcupines,Hyenas, Jungle cats, Foxes, Palm Civets, Hares and so on. Manier times these animals come in villages in the search of food. Picture of Blackbuck in this article is taken from roadside farm.
Though the ideal season to visit Naygaon Sanctuary is stated as June to October, I can surely say that you are welcome here almost entire year. I visited the place at the end of December and found it extraordinary. One can find good place to stay in nearby towns. Just 20 kms away from Beed, the sanctuary can be added attraction on the way to holy places like Jyotirlingas of Aundha Nagnath (Hingoli) and Vaijnath (Parali).