Tadoba National Park Established as a reserve in 1935, the
was declared a park in 1955. The are became part of Maharashtra
with the recorganization of states but retained its status as a
park. The district of Chandrapur in the north-eastern part of
The Focal point is a lake in the midst of mixed deciduous
forest and rolling hills. Leopards are sighted more often than
the few tigers that come to the area. In fact, the Tadoba
National Park and Andhari Wildlife Santuary together form the
Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. The park derives its name from "Taru"
the local deity, whereas the Andhari river that meanders through
the forest gives the sanctuary its name.
National Park is 623 sq. kms in area, consisting of two forested
rectangles of the Tadoba and Andhari range. Thickly clad hills
form the north and western boundary of the Tiger Reserve. To the
southwest is a huge lake, which acts as buffer in between the
Park Forest and the extensive farmland extending right up to the
Tiger Forest areas protect the Tiger and the complete variety of
unique Indian wildlife. Along with around 50 tigers, Tadoba
Tiger Reserve is a home for rare Indian wildlife like, Leopards,
Sloth Bears, Gaur, Wild Dogs, Hyenas, Civet and Jungle cats, and
many species of Indian deer like Sambar, Cheetal, Nilgai, and
Barking Deer. The Tadoba lake sustains the Marsh Crocodile,
which were once common all over Maharashtra. Tadoba is also an
ornithologist's paradise with a varied diversity of aquatic
birdlife, and Raptors.
Tiger Reserve is open throughout the year.
Please note that the park stays closed every Tuesday .Of course
you can do all wildlife activities on the estate forest or
reserved forest all around. The park is open through out the