Places to Visit in Tadoba
At Tadoba, nature displays its beauty and galore in a primitive manner. Being far from the noise of urbanization, Tadoba gives its visitors a scope to enjoy tranquillity that empties all your stress and tension for a while.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: Main attraction of Tadoba is the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve forest. Located at Chandrapur district of Maharastra, this tiger reserve is often referred as “The Jewel of Vidharba”. It is the largest national park and second tiger reserve in Maharastra state. The forest is divided in two parimary zones – Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary. Both these areas share the common flora and fauna. This thick dry deciduous forest is the home to Bangal Tigers, Indian Leopards, Gaur, Sloth Bears, Nilgai, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Chital and many other animals. The adjoining Tadoba Lake is any ornithologist's paradise because of its rich avian populations.
Tadoba Lake: Tadoba Lake is a situated in the middle of the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve area. It offers sprawling habitat to more than 200 species of birds. This lake is visited by various migratory birds during winter time. Near the lake, you can spot flocks of oriental honey and white-eyed buzzard, Indian Pitta, Indian roller, paradise flycatcher along with many other local birds. Because of its rich avian fauna, Tadoba Lake is an ideal spot for bird watching. This place is also famous for Muggar crocodiles living in the water of Tadoba Lake. This lake acts as a buffering zone between the forest and farmland.
Sevagram: Sevagram is a short distance travel from Tadoba National Park. This small village got its fame after Mahatma Gandhi erected an ashram in the outskirt of the village. Seth Jamnalal Bajaj, a follower of Mahata Gandhi, donated 300 acres of land to establish the ashram. It started with few villagers and gradually became a weapon to empower the locals through self-employment. It is the place where Gandhiji started his fight against caste system by employing some Harijans in the common kitchen. The ashram is still very much functional and a visit to this ashram shows the influence of simple living on your mind.