Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve, located in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. It is the oldest and largest national park in Maharashtra, created in 1955. It occupies an area of 577.96 kilometre square and comprises the Tadoba National Park and the Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary. Wetland areas, such as Kolsa Lake and the Andhari river also lies within the reserve. The ideal time to visit the place is during the months of October to February.

Dominant Flora

The vegetation of the tiger reserve consists of southern tropical dry deciduous forest with dense woodlands. Other deciduous trees include Bija, Dhauda, Hald, Salai, Semal, Tendu, Beheda, Hirda, Karaya Gum, Mahua Madhuca, Palas, Lannea Coromandelica and many more.

Dominant Fauna

Mammals: Bengal tiger, Indian leopards, sloth bears, gaur, nilgai, dhole, small Indian civet, jungle cats, sambar, barking deer, chital, chausingha, honey badger.

Birds: orange-headed thrush, Indian pitta, crested treeswift, stone curlew, crested honey buzzard, paradise flycatcher, bronze-winged jacana, lesser goldenbacked woodpecker, various warblers, black-naped blue flycatcher.

Reptiles: Marsh Crocodile and the endangered reptiles, including Indian Python, common Indian monitor, Terrapins, Indian Star Tortoise, Indian Cobra, Russel's viper.

Best time to visit

The reserve experiences a temperature of 45°C which rises upto 47°C during summers and temperature ranging from 25°–30°C during winters. The ideal time to visit the place is during the months of October to February as the weather remains pleasant and the jungle looks lush.

How to Reach

Nearest Train Station: The nearest railhead is at Chandrapur, which is 45 km away from the reserve.

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is at Nagpur, which is 140 km away from the reserve.

Road Accessibility : Buses from Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Jalgaon ply regularly to Chandrapur and Chimur located about 45 and 32 km respectively from the reserve.

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Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

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