About Tadoba National Park Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) boost of the highest density of tiger population in India. One of the most popular destination for Tiger lovers all over the world. The species commonly found here are Tiger , […]
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) boost of the highest density of tiger population in India.
One of the most popular destination for Tiger lovers all over the world.
The species commonly found here are Tiger , leopard , Bison, Sloth bear , Hyena, Jackal, Wild Dogs, Wild Boars, Blue Bull, Sambar Deer, Spotted Deers and Barking deer.
Tadoba ‘The Jewel of Vidarbha’ is what it is commonly called. The biggest National Park in the state of Maharashtra, the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve offers to be a soothing yet an escapade of a journey. With growing number of Tigers finding their coziness in the wilderness, it is one of the best jungle for Tiger Sighting.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is the oldest and largest national park in Maharashtra covering 625 sq km. The gypsy safari in the core area will introduce you to the wild world hidden in the womb of the forest. There’s a lot of action that you can capture on camera during the safari—cheetal basking and playing, sambar eating to its heart’s content, peacocks dancing, wild boars crossing the road, kingfisher pouncing on its prey, etc. And don’t be amazed if you spot a tiger having its meal. Tadoba is one of the favourites for tiger sighting among wildlife enthusiasts. It has the highest population of tigers in India and is open from October to June for visitors.
It is created in 1995, the area of the Reserve is 625.40 square kilometres (241.47 sq mi). This includes Tadoba National Park, created in 1955 with an area of 116.55 square kilometres (45.00 sq mi) and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary created in 1986 with an area of 508.85 square kilometres (196.47 sq mi).
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) gets its name from ‘Tadoba’ or ‘Taru’ who is the god worshipped by the tribal people living in the deep woods of Tadoba and Andhari region and ‘Andhari’ is the name of the river. It is believed by the tribal folk of the region that the Gond tribal chief was killed by a Tiger in this area in a mythological encounter leading to the formation of a shrine under a huge tree at the lake Tadoba, dedicated to God Taru. The Tribal folks (आदिवासी) hold a fair here in the Hindu month of Pausha(पौष).
The forest consists mainly of Teak and Bamboo interspersed with grassy meadows. While Tadoba is rugged hilly territory , the sanctuary area is rather plain. Species representing the southern Tropical dry deciduous forests dominated by Teak and Bamboo, others associates are Ain, Biji, Dhaoda, Haldu, Salai, Tendu, Arjun, Jamun, Mahuwa.
This forest is dotted with unique ‘ghost trees’ lending it a very classy look. It has a very distinctive feature of changing its colors according to the season, i.e. it bears green color in rainy season, red color in winter season and white color in summer season. In summers, it glistens brightly at night giving itself a ghost like appearance, hence ghost tree.Share this tour