The sanctuary is located in Akola district in Vidarbha region. It is in proximity of Akola and is mostly the catchment area of Katepurna reservoir. This reservoir mostly attracts water birds.
The land vegetation is southern tropical dry deciduous forest and the detailed list of plants includes more than 115 species. Major tree species found in this area are Bahada, Dhawada, Moha, Tendu, Khair, Salai, Aola, Teude, etc.
The sanctuary is famous for Four-horned Antelope and Barking Deer. Other animals are Black Buck, Wolf, Leopard, Hyena, Wild Boar, Nilgai, Hare, Jungle Cat, Monkey, etc. Many species of common grassland and wetland birds are seen. Peafowl is the common bird spotted by tourist. The Katepurna water reservoir attracts migratory birds.