While "Andhari" alludes to the Andhari river that meanders through the forest, the term
"Tadoba" is derived from the name of the god "Tadoba" or "Taru," who is revered by the tribes
who inhabit the dense forests of the Tadoba and Andhari region. The top park for tiger sightings
in recent years. The Tadoba National Park, established in 1955, is included in the 1,727 sq. km.
total area of the tiger reserve. The Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve was established in 1995
following the merger of the park and the Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary, which was founded in
The Moharli and Kolsa ranges are covered by the Andhari sanctuary, while the Tadoba Reserve
encompasses the Chimur Hills. Durgapur is the closest village to this location. Hills that are
heavily forested surround it on both its northern and western sides. The land descends from north
to south and is broken up by smooth meadows, steep valleys, and dense forests. Many species
find shelter in cliffs, talus, and caves. The Tadoba and Andhari ranges make up the two
rectangles of forest. The park has fewer hills in the south than in the north.
About 87% of the protected area of Tadoba Reserve is made up of dense woodlands, which are
primarily southern tropical dry deciduous forests. The most common kind of tree is teak. The
reserve is filled with grassy patches. In profusion, bamboo thickets can be found throughout the
reserve. Parkinson's disease is treated with climber kachkujali, or velvet bean, which is a plant
that may be found here. Bija is a medicinal gum, and bheria leaves are used as an insect
repellant. Another significant drug that can be found here is beheda. Other mammals found in
Tadoba Tiger Reserve include Indian leopards, sloth bears, gaur, nilgai, dhole, small Indian
civet, jungle cats, sambar, barking deer, chital, chausingha, and honey badger in addition to the
keystone species, the Bengal tiger. Lake Tadobalake sustainsthe marsh crocodile, which was
once common all over Maharashtra.
Area: 1598 square kilometers
Star mammals: Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dogs, Chinkara, Hyena & Indian Gaur
Star birds: - Crested hawk eagle, Crested serpent eagle, Indian peafowl, Kingfisher& Many
Forest type: southern tropical dry deciduous forest with dense woodlands
How to Reach: - 03 Hours drive from Nagpur Airport
- Well connected to major metro cities such as Delhi and Mumbai.