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Tadoba National Park
Tadoba National Park is one of 47 Tiger reserves in India, and the oldest and largest situated in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. The total area of the tiger reserve is 1,727 Sq.km, which includes the Tadoba National Park, created in the year 1955. Tadoba has a hilly terrain with an average altitude of about 200-350 m. Tadoba National Park is named after God ‘Tadoba’ or ‘Taru’, revered by local tribal people of this region. The folklore says that ‘Taru’ was the chief of the village who is believed to be killed in the tiger conflict. The temple of God ‘Taru’ still exists beside the picturesque Tadoba Lake under a huge tree. Tadoba and its’ vicinity were once ruled by the Gond kings who used these forests as hunting grounds till 1935 when it was banned.
Andhari which forms the other part of the famous Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) was named after the river ‘Andhari’, a minor river of Wainganga basin, meandering through the area, the river passes through Tadoba, Mohurli & Kolsa; the forest adjacent to Tadoba i.e. Mohurli & Kolsa ranges were declared as Andhari wildlife sanctuary in the year 1986. In the year 1995, Tadoba and Andhari wildlife sanctuaries were subsequently integrated to be called Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR). TATR has around 625 sq.km. of core zone. Apart from the core zone, tourism is also permitted in the buffer zone adjacent to Mohurli gate. It comprises of 91 compartments, which are organized into 3 Ranges, 10 Rounds and 34 Beats.
Park is rich in water resources due to lakes present. It is known for sightings of tigers, sloth bears and wild dogs. One can also find here some of the best native woodland bird species of Central India.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is divided into three zones, each having different access gates:
Moharli Zone: It is famous for its’ tiger spotting alongwith offering guests some good accomodation options. It also offers access to three zones of Tadoba. The Moharli Gate is easily accessible from Tadoba and Kolsa zone.
Tadoba Zone: This zone is popular for its diverse wildlife and picturesque beauty and is accessible from four gates at Moharli, Navegaon, Kolara and Khutwanda.
Kolsa Zone: Though wildlife sightseeing possibilities are relatively lower, Kolsa zone is admirable for its striking forest landscapes. Entry is possible through gates at Moharli, Pangdi and Zari.
Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is accessible by six gates namely-
Moharli Gate – Moharli Gate is the oldest entrance to the park, which is located approximately 145 kilometres away from Nagpur and 25 kilometres from Chandrapur via Padmapur.
Khuntvanda Gate – This gate is approximately 40 kms from Chandrapur via Moharli, Sitarampeth and Mudholi. The number of vehicles allowed for tiger safari from this gate are four each morning and evening.
Kolara Gate – This gate is located at a distance of 120 kms from Nagpur via Umred, Kanpa and Chimur and the number of jeeps allowed for tiger safari from this gate are four each morning and evening.
Navegaon Gate – The distance from Nagpur to the gate is 140 kms Via Umred, Kanpa, Chimur and Khadsingi. Total number of safaris available from this gate are six, three in the morning and three in the evening.
Pangdi Gate – The distance between Pangdi gate and Nagpur is 160 kms via Umred, Kanpa, Sindewahi and Kukadheti. The number of vehicles allowed for tiger safari are two each morning and evening, making it a total number of four rides a day.
Zari Gate – Zari Gate is located at a distance of 190 kms from Nagpur and 38 kms via Chadrapur, Chichpalli, Ajaypur and Nandgur. Three vehicles are allowed each morning and evening for tiger safari in a day.
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Best time to visit: October – May
Size: 1,727 sq. km.
Forest Type: Southern Tropical Dry Forest with prominent Teak and Bamboo plantation
Mammals on focus: Royal Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bears, India Gaur (Bison), Wild Dogs (Dhole), Sambar Deer, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Four-horned Antelope (Chausinga), Blue Bull (Nilgai), Langoor, Rudy Mongoose, Rusty Spotted Cat, the Small Indian Civet, the Palm Civet, the Ratel, Flying Squirrel, Hyenas, Wild Boars
Birds on focus: Grey-Headed Fish Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Changeable Hawk-Eagle and many summer and winter migratory birds from East Africa and Siberia