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Tadoba National Park

 Area  120 sq. kms
 Best Time To Visit  November & June
 Location  45-km From Chandrapur And 100 Kms From Nagpur
 Main Attraction  Mixed teak forests and a lake

 

The oldest National Park in the state of Maharashtra, it is also a Project Tiger reserve, since 1993. The rich deciduous forest mainly consists of teak trees, The area around Tadoba was once highly populated by the Gond tribals. It derives its name from their local deity 'Taru', who, according to a legend, was killed in an epic fight with a tiger. He is still worshipped by the local villagers as the deity of 'Tadoba'. A haven for wildlife enthusiasts, Tadoba is also referred to as 'The Jewel of Vidarbha'.

Flora :

The rich deciduous forest mainly consists of teak trees, others being Bamboo, Gardenia, Satinwood, Mahua and Jamun. The other tree species found within the protected area are Ain, Arjun, Behada, Bija, Bhera, Bor, Bel, Chichwa, Dhawada, Kusum, Mowai, Phetra, Rohan, Salai, Semal, Shisham, Sisoo, Shivan, Surya, Sirus, Tendu, etc.

Fauna :

Although the major attraction is the Tiger, large herds of Chital, the stately Sambar, the elusive Barking Deer, the fleet footed Chausinga, the majestic Gaur, the robust Nilgai, the shy Sloth Bear, the whistling Wild Dogs, the omnipresent Wild Boar, and the stealthy Leopard make lasting impressions on the visitors to this Reserve.
As the night falls the Small Indian Civet, the Palm Civet, the Ratel, the Flying squirrel make their presence felt. The lake attracts many water birds like Cattle Egrets, Purple Moorhens and Jacanas. It also has marsh crocodiles at the breeding farm.

 

Arrival Information :

By Rail :& Nearest railhead is Chandrapur, 45-kms away from the park.
By Air : Nearest airport is Nagpur, 158-kms away from the park
By Road : The nearest town is Chandrapur. State-run and private transport buses too, can take one to/from Nagpur.

Maharashtra Wildlife

Yawal Sanctury
(Jalgaon District)
Radhanagri-Dajipur
(Kolhapur District)
Anerdam Wildlife Sanctury
(Shirpur Tehsil Of Dhule District)
Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctury
(Western Ghats)
Dajipur Bison Sanctury
(Border Of Kolhapur District)
Jijamata Udyan Zoo
(Byculla District)
Katepurna Sanctury
(Akola  District)
Nandurmadhmeshwar Bird Sanctury
(Niphad Tehsil Of Nashik District)
Nayagaon Mayur Sanctury
(Beed District)
Pench National Park
(Near Nagpur)
Tansa Wildlife Sanctury
(Thane  District)
Wan Sanctury
(Amaravati District)
Tipeshwar Sanctury
(Yavatmal  District)
Phansad Wildlife Sanctury
(Raigad  District)
Navegaon National Park
(Navegoan, Gondia)
Nagzira Wildlife Sanctury
(Tirora Range Of Bhandara Forest)
Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary
(Aurangabad District)
Gugamal National Park
(Amaravati District)
Chikhaladara Wildlife Sanctury
(Vidarbha Region)
Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctury
(Chandrapur  District)
Karnala Bird Sanctuary
(Panvel Taluka Of Raigad District)
The Sanjay Gandhi National Park
(Borivali, Mumbai)
Koyna Wildlife Sanctury
(Satara District)
Bor Wildlife Sanctury
(Hingni in Wardha)
Kalasubai Harischandragad 
(Ahmednagar District)
Chaprala Wildlife Sanctury
(Chandrapur  District)
Malvan Marine sanctury
(Sindhudurg District)
Sagareshwar Sanctury
(Khanapur Tehsil)
Peshwe Udyan
(Pune)
Tadoba National Park
(Near Chandrapur)
 
 
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