Tadoba National Park | Adventure tourism
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is one of the finest & largest National Parks in Maharashtra. It is one of India’s 47 project tiger reserves existing in India. It lies in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state. This beautiful wild paradise is situated 45 km close to Chandrapur District of central Indian State Maharashtra, and is about 150 km from Nagpur city which is the nearest airport for visiting Tadoba national park. Its name ‘Tadoba’ is derived from the name of God “Tadoba” or “Taru” whiich is praised by local tribal people, whereas “Andhari” is derived from name of Andhari river. It is believed that Taru was the village chief who was killed in an fierce encounter with Tiger and thus a shrine was made in remembrance of God Taru. This region was predominantly ruled by Gond tribes which had their own Kingdom in large area of Central India. Their descendents are still can be seen in local villages.
Tadoba national park is open for visitors from 15-Oct to 30-June every season. Despite of this, limited safari is possible from 01-Oct on current booking basis. Tadoba national park remains Full-day CLOSED for visitors on every Tuesday. Unlike Bandhavgarh, Kanha national park, Pench national parks, here safari charges are some for Indian and foreigner visitors. Online safari booking is available for tourists. For traveling from Nagpur to Tadoba national park, we offers Tadoba Car Rental service with luxury cabs to undertake tours.
Vegetation of Tadoba forest is of Southern tropical dry deciduous type which is spread on around 626 sq. km. Teak is the prominent tree species in Tadoba forest. Their is few lakes in Tadoba forest area which ensures rich in water resources for the park and nestles rich aquatic life. Among them Irai lake is one well known among tourists. It remains filled with water throughout the year, even in extreme summers. These lakes are also the prime residential place for marsh crocodiles, those were knowing once to spread in across Maharashtra.
Major part of this forest is thrived in hilly area; it covers the Chimur Hills, and Andhari sanctuary covers Moharali & Kolsa ranges, so many hillocks, terrains provide shelter to wild animals, since it is considered that this park has a great accessibility & sighting of many wild beasts, wild-lovers from many parts of the country & world arrives here. Being popular gradually for its dense forest area, smooth meadows and deep valleys and moreover to all is the good sight-seeing of tiger despite being low numbers, the park has a great potential & atmosphere to stabilize more numbers of tigers with extending park area
Tadoba National Park located inside Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve named after God ‘Taru’ or Tadoba is crowned as the jewel of Vidharba; lies in the north-eastern part of Maharashtra in the Chandrapur district.
This national park is blessed by the mythological history where Taru the village chief was killed by a tiger in a mythological encounter. Wildlife tourists coming to this park don’t miss to visit the shrine of God Taru located on the bank of Tadoba Lake, underneath a huge tree.
Health of the Park
The health of a national park is determined by the tiger population. Data of Tadoba National Park collected by field director and CCR, TATR with the help of special software was forwarded to wildlife institute ofIndia. The data concluded that tiger population in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is quite healthy
Moreover,Tadoba was rated by National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) as well-managed. As per latest report,this national park was the first tiger reserve in India where more than 32 cubs were seen, most of these young hunters have survived.
A latest report also shows that population of tiger in Maharashtra has seen 12% rise and Tadoba being the oldest and largest national park deserves an appreciation for this.
Treasure and Beauty of Tadoba
A jungle safari ride will take one to view the treasure and natural beauty of Tadoba, its flora and fauna uniqueness.
- Marsh crocodile once found in abundant all over Maharashtra now sustains only in Tadoba Lake
- Endangered common Indianpython andcommon Indian monitor found here
- Endangered insect species found all over Tadoba includes great eggfly and danaid egg-fly
Medicinal Plant Found Here Are
- Climber Kach Kujali (velvet bean) for Parkinson’s disease
- Bheria leaves is an insect repellent
- Bija is a medicinal gum
Chimur hill covers the Tadoba reserve while Moharli and Kolsa ranges are covered by Andhari sanctuary. There are deep valleys and smooth meadows terrain from the north to south terrain slopes. Caves, talus and cliffs are refuge for various wild animals.