About Tadoba National Park
Tadoba National Park is a land graced by meadows, deep valleys and a dense forest, and teems with extraordinary wildlife. This teak and bamboo dominated forest is a spellbinding haven that hosts a plethora of animals including Tigers, Wild Dogs, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Honey Badgers, Striped Hyenas and many more. An adventure through this park evokes a feeling of timelessness. With such ample wildlife sightings along with breath taking trails, the Tiger Reserve is also known as the ‘Jewel of Vidharbha’.
Densely forested hills create the northern as well as the western periphery of Tadoba National Park. The altitudinal range of the hills lies between 200 m to 350 m. To the southwest of the reserve lies a massive 300 acre Tadoba lake which acts as a buffer between the park woodlands and the extensive farmland which extends up to Irai water reservoir. This lake is a perennial water source which is the backbone of the park, harboring a significant population of Marsh Crocodiles. Apart from this large water source, there are many man-made water holes present in the park which attract wildlife in the hot summer months, to help them quench their thirst.
Tadoba National Park encompasses the Chimur Hills, while the Andhari sanctuary covers Moharli and the Kolsa ranges. The thick forests at Tadoba National Park weave into smooth meadows and deep valleys as the terrain slopes from the north side of the park to the south. Cliffs, talus and caves provide much needed refuge for an array of animals.
Tadoba National Parkadjoins with Andhari which provides a much bigger region for untamed life. When it comes to the wildlife, the park offers plenty of opportunities for close encounters with Leopards, Sloth Bears, Gaur (Indian Bison), Rusty Spotted Cat, Ratel, Indian Mouse Deer, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Wild Pig, Four Horned Antelope, Flying Squirrel, and more. Over 200 species of birds too can be seen here with the likes of the Crested Serpent Eagle, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Grey-Headed Fishing Eagle, Jungle Fowl, and much more.
The core area of Tadoba National Park is around 116 sq. kms, with the complete biosphere encompassing 625 sq. km. This is sufficient to witness a significant part of the captivating natural life of the district. Close to 60-70 tigers reside here at the moment. The tourism zone of the national park in separated into 3 zones known as Kolsa, Mohuli and Tadoba National Park.
Tiger sightings here have recently hit the roof and the park is now considered as one of the top tiger destinations in India. Tadoba National Park is essentially a quiet and ideal spot to relax in, take your long-longed for safari and sight your first live tiger.
Another unique thing about Tadoba National Park is its proximity to the city of Nagpur, which makes it highly accessible. With prevalence of the travel industry, Tadoba National Park exhibits a strong foundation that allows for growing tourism and in turn, more livelihoods for the local community.
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Tadoba National Park is a national park located in western India’s Maharashtra state. The park, which covers an area of 45 square miles (117 square km), is made up of dense sal (Shorea robusta), margosa, mahua, and mango woods that are dotted with lakes and grasslands. Tadoba Lake is surrounded by stretches of bamboo thickets. It was established in 1935 as a refuge for animals, and in 1955 it was made a national park. The Tadoba-Andhari Tiger reserve, established in 1995, includes the park. As well as crocodiles and sloth bears, the park is home to tigers, panthers, leopards, chital, jackals, gaurs (Indian bison), mouse deer, sambars, and antelope. Viewing of wildlife is made possible through a network of roadways and observation towers. The closest city, Chandrapur, is located 45 kilometres (28 miles) south of the park.
Chandrapur served as one of the Gond Kings’ capitals when they ruled the majority of central India in the fifteenth century. Raja KhandkhyaBallal Shah created the Chandrapur district. Tadoba was already one of the most famous landmarks and attractions in the neighbourhood back then. The word “Tadoba” is derived from the name of the deity known as “Tadoba” or “Taru,” which was revered by the native tribes of the Andhari and Tadoba region. According to a tribal tradition, the chief of the hamlet, “Taru,” was slain during a fabled encounter with a tiger. After this incident, the local tribal in that region constructed a shrine and dedicated it to the “Taru” God. This shrine is now situated on the Tadoba Lake’s coast beneath a sizable tree.
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