India’s Only Man-Made Sanctuary – A Green Dream That Took 15 Years To Sprout! Gangadharan Menon February 27, 2014 Conservation, Environment, Heroes, Maharashtra, Nature, Tourism, Travel, Wildlife Read how one man's vision and perseverance led to the creation on India's only man-made sanctuary. It took 15 years of convincing villagers and enlisting their participation, but the beautiful forest is now replete with fauna and flora. Although the man is no longer among us, his legacy still exists for all to see, appreciate and enjoy. Truly, a life well spent!