Melghat Tiger Reserve was among the first nine tiger reserves of India to be notified under Project Tiger in 1973. It is located in the northern part of Amravati District of Maharashtra and covers an area of 1677 kilometres square. A river named, Tapti, flows through the northern part of Melghat Tiger Reserve. The tiger reserve is also a catchment area for five major rivers: the Khandu, Khapra, Sipna, Gadga and Dolar. The tiger reserve is home to a rich diverity of flora and fauna. The ideal time to visit the place is during the months of December to June.
The flora of the tiger reserve consists of around 700 different species of plants & trees.
Mammals: Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, sloth bear, Ussuri dhole, Indian jackal, sambar, gaur, barking deer, nilgai, chital, chausingha, ratel, flying squirrel, wild boar, langur, rhesus monkey, porcupine, pangolin, mouse deer.
Birds: Indian Peafowl, Common Quail, Rain Quail, Comb Duck, Northern Pintail, Eurasian Wigeon, Grey Junglefowl, Red Spurfowl, Painted Spurfowl and many more.
Reptiles: Python, Common Krait, Monitor Lizard and many more.
The ideal time to visit the place is during the months of December to June.
Nearest Train Station: Badnera is the railway station, located at a distance of 110 km from the tiger reserve.
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is at Nagpur, located at a distance of 225 km from the tiger reserve.
Road Accessibility : The tiger reserve is well connected to major cities of India.