If you want to explore the beauty of jungle along with its diversified world of flora and fauna, then come to Tadoba. This place has made a position in the list of forest-lovers of the world. Here you will find animals and humans to co-exist without disturbing the balance of nature. Tadoba became a tourist destination only after getting the status of a Tiger Reserve Forest under “Tiger Project” initiative taken by Government of India.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is located in Chandrapur district of Maharastra. This reserve forest is one of the most prominent tiger reserves of central India and it is the largest national park in Maharastra. The forest covers an area of approximately 1727 sq. km, engulfing the Tadoba National Park which was established in 1955.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a combination of Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary, established in the year 1986. The national park area measures about 116.55 sq. km. and wildlife sanctuary covers an area of nearly 508.85 sq. km. To the southwest direction of this reserve forest, lies the Tadoba Lake of 120 acres. This lake plays the role of a buffer zone between the forest and farmland area. Tadoba Lake is densely populated with Muggar crocodiles.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve got its name from the nearby Tadoba Lake which is dedicated to “Taroba” or “Taru” god worshiped by the local tribes. Tribal life is intricately intermingled with the dense forest of Tadoba. The word “Andhari” came from the Andhari River which flows across the reserve.
This area is dotted with small hills having elevation of 200 metres to 350 metres. Tadoba Reserve Forest is basically dominated by Southern Tropical Dry Deciduous vegetation. It also includes meadows and deep valley, sloping from north to south. Cliffs and caves of the forest offers ideal habitat for several species. Visit Tadoba to explore nature in its most primitive form.