Know About Tadoba National Park
Tadoba is famous among the wildlife lovers for its tiger sightings. Tourists love to visit Tadoba for its tiger sightings.
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Tadoba National Park is the oldest and largest Tiger Reserve of Maharashtra, located in Chandrapur district. The park was established as the second Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra. Tadoba is famous among the wildlife lovers for its tiger sightings. Tourists love to visit Tadoba for its tiger sightings, Tadoba lake, Erai dam, Moharli, and Khosla village. The location of the Tadoba National park is also one of the main reasons to visit since it is only 2 hours’ drive from Nagpur.
History of Tadoba
The name of the park is derived from the name of the God “Tadoba” or “Taru”. It is believed that Taru was the chief of the village and he got killed in an encounter with the tiger. Taru was worshiped by the villagers and a shrine dedicated to Taru now exists beneath a large tree that is located on the banks of Tadoba Lake. Tribes in the buffer area of Tadoba celebrates a festival in the winter season.
Hunting was banned in Tadoba in the year 1935. After two decades, in 1955, 116.54 square kilometers (45.00 sq mi) of this forest area was declared a national park
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Wildlife Of Tadoba
Being one of the largest and oldest national parks, Tadoba has a large number of species of trees & plants and wildlife like panthers, tigers, Leopards, sloth bears, wild dogs, jackals, barking deer, bison, sambar, a herd of deer and many more. The biggest attraction of Tadoba is Tiger and rarely seen Black Panther also.Tadoba has an amazing population of Tigers and its tiger sighting is also quite famous.
The park remains closed on Tuesdays. The park is also closed from June to October. There are two safaris in a day i.e one in the morning and one during the afternoon. The timings, however, depends on the season also. The safaris in Tadoba are allowed from sunrise to sunset with a break between 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Tadoba Safari Gates
- Tadoba Zone (via Kolara & Navegaon gates)
- Moharli Zone (via Moharli & Khutwanda Gates)
- Kolsa Zone (via Zari & Pangadi gates)
Places to visit near Tadoba
The park is enclosed by some amazing places and temples like Tadoba Lake, Sankatmochan Hanuman Mandir, Shiv Mandir, and Urjanagar Lake.
- Tadoba Lake
This lake is located in the center of the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. You can This place is perfect for the people who loves bird watching. You can spot some commonly spotted birds and some migratory birds also. Tigers also visit this lake mostly in the summer season.
This is a small village located near the park. Moharli village also serves as the entry gate for the Moharli zone of Tadoba.
A small village that is located at a distance of 8 km from Warda. Sevagram Ashram was set up by Mahatma Gandhi. The park was started cwith few villagers and then a place where Gandhiji started his fight against the caste system by employing some Harijans in the kitchen.
How to reach Tadoba?
- By Air:
The nearest airport to the park is Nagpur. Many flights connect Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and other important states with Nagpur.
- By Train:
The nearest railway station to Tadoba National Park is the Chandrapur railway station (located 45 km away from the park). Chandrapur is connected to all important cities through national highways.
- By Road:
There is a very good number of Buses and cars from all surrounding cities connect with the park.
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