Tadoba National Park, Maharashtra
Tadoba Tiger Reserve, often referred as the jewel of Vidharba and is noted as the oldest and the largest National Park of Maharashtra, is located in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state in central India. The Tadoba reserve is also one of the India's 41 Project Tiger reserves.
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The name 'Tadoba' is the name of the God "Tadoba" or "Taru", praised by the tribal people who live in the dense forests of the Tadoba and Andhari region, while the Andhari River that meanders through the forest gives the 'Andhari' name.
The majestic jungle ambience of the park is worth noticing as its highly impressive panorama provides genuine jungle treat to embrace and pleasured to attain a perfect jungle experience. Tadoba National Park is an immaculate blend of magnificent forest delight with huge and captivating attraction of Tadoba Lake, which extends to right extreme of the Irai Lake in Maharashtra. The picturesque views of varied wildlife attraction and rich deciduous forest can be figured out in the park.
It is the pristine and unique eco-system situated in the Chandrapur district of the Maharashtra State of India. The Reserve contains some of the best of forest tracks and endowed with rich biodiversity. It is famous for its natural heritage. Tadoba-andhari Tiger Reserve is the second Tiger Reserve in the State.
The largest national park in Maharastra, Tadoba Andheri Reserve brings the in total area of 625.4 sq km (241.5 sq m) that also includes the Tadoba National Park which was being further established with an area of 116.55 sq kms and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary created in 1986 with an area of 508.85 square kilometres (196.47 sq m). The reserve also brings 32.51 sq kms of protected forested area and 14.93 square kilometers (5.76 sq mi) 'other areas'.
The reserve can be found amidst the dense forested hills to form the northern and western boundary with the elevated ranges from 200 m (660 ft) to350 m (1,150 ft). To the southwest is the 120 ha (300 acres) Tadoba Lake which acts as a buffer between the park's forest and the extensive farmland which extends up to Irai water reservoir. The Tadoba Lake is a perennial water source which offers good habitat for Muggar crocodiles to thrive. Other wetland areas within the reserve include the Kolsa Lake and Andhari River.
Flora and Fauna
Tadoba National Park is a large park covered with lush, green forestland at a distance of 45 km from Chandrapur at Chimur Hills and the Andhari sanctuary covers Moharli and Kolsa ranges. Thick forests are relieved by smooth meadows and deep valleys as the terrain slopes from north to south. Cliffs, talus and caves provide salubrious shelter for several animals. The two forested rectangles are formed of Tadoba and Andhari range. The presence of Tadoba Lake at the park brings perfect biological diversity with great foliages.
Tigers, leopards, gaurs, nilgais, sambars and chitals are the common species in this park. Besides, leopard cat, Indian wild dog, sloth bear, hyena, wild boar, spotted deer, barking deer, blue bull, four-horned antelope, Indian pangolin and porcupine are the wild animals of this park.
Best Time to Visit
February to May is the perfect timings to visit this park (national reserve). Interestingly, around 90,000 people visit the park annually.
Nearest airport is at Nagpur (140 km), while nearest railway station is at Chandrapur (45 km). The nearest main bus stand is Chandrapur and Chimur (32 km).
Hotels & Resorts in Tadoba National Park
|Camp Serai Tyger|
Camp Serai Tyger is situated about 125 kms from Nagpur in Chandrapur district. There is a beautiful tiger reserve 35 kms from Chandrapur, called Tadoba-Andhari-Tiger-Reserve (T-A-T-R). Camp Serai Tyger is located on the South-Western tip of the core area of Tadoba-Andheri Tiger reserve, .
|Tiger Trails Lodge|
Sits on a small knoll over looking the pond to the south and dense forest to the north. All around are the hills of the Tiger reserve. To the south, it also offers a panoramic view of the Irai lake.
Tadoba National Park
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Wildlife in Tadoba National Park
The main attraction of the national park is the jungle safari tour, which facilitates the tourists to explore its jungle wilderness with fauna species found in the park. Some of animal species profusely found are as mentioned :
Thousand species of varied bird categories such as water birds, Cattle Egrets, Purple Moorhens and Jacanas.
Animal species such as Chitals, Sambar, Barking Deer, Chausingha, Neel Gai
Sloth bears, wild dog, wild boar and leopard who are other inhabitants of this beautiful wildlife sanctuary.
Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Wild dog, Jackal, Sambar, Indian Bison,
The greatest attraction of the national park is indisputably the majestic tigers, which attracts the utmost attraction of its tourists. As the night falls the jungle air comes alive with the sounds of wild animals and squirrels. The best time to visit the park is in the cool months of November to February when the weather is very pleasant and humidity is at its lowest. There are good facilities for overnight stay at the park at the three forest rest houses located around the lake.
Enjoy the wilderness of Tadoba National Park and experience the ultimate jungle charisma for the most enthralling and wild holidays to remember.
Tadoba National Park Travel Information
Area : 625 sq. Kms.
Place : Chandrapur district, Maharashtra
Best season : November to June, of which February to May is the best time to visit
Nearest Town : Chandrapur (45km)
Entry : Open on all days except Tuesdays
Park Timings : 6.00 am to 11.00 am and 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm.
Monsoon : 140 cm
Climate : Hot & Dry
How to Reach Tadoba National Park
Airport : Nagpur is the Nearest Airport from Tadoba (91 km)
Railway Station : Warora is the Nearest Railway station from Tadoba (51 km)