Tadoba National Park - The Land of Tigers
Located in the center of a reserved forest and spread in the area of 1727 sq. km, Tadoba National Park lies in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. One of the largest and oldest national park, which has infinite treasure trove of large number of species of trees & plants and wildlife like panthers, tigers, wild dogs, barking deer, sloth bears, jackals, bison, sambar, herd of deer to name a few. Overshadowed by teak & bamboo, and with a charming landscape of rugged cliffs, marshlands, lakes, etc., it's full of different flora and fauna, which was once privileged by shikaras.
According to the 2016 National Census on Tigers, there are about 88 tigers in the reserve, which is one of the highest count in India. Here are some highlights of the park…
The park is open for visitors from October to June every season and remains closed on every Tuesday.
The botany of Tadoba forest is of Southern tropical dry deciduous type and is spread on around 626 sq.km.
Teak is the foremost tree species in the forest and there are a few lakes, which makes sure the park has rich water resources throughout the year.
Most part of this forest lies in the hilly area, thus many hillocks and terrains provide shelter to the wild animals here.
It has a thick forest area, deep valleys, smooth meadows and a great atmosphere to stabilize more numbers of tigers.
The main attraction of the Tadoba National Park is Jungle or Tiger Safari in an open top gypsy.
One can find some of the Central India’s best domestic woodland bird species in this forest.
Accommodation facilities are available and are mainly concentrated among two of its popular entering gates i.e. Kolara Gate and Mohurli Gate.
The Tadoba National Park is separated into three separate forest ranges, i.e. Tadoba north range, Kolsa south range, and Morhurli range, which is organized in between the first two. There are 2 lakes and 1 river in the park, which gets filled every monsoon, the ‘Tadoba Lake,’ ‘Kolsa Lake,’ and ‘Tadoba River.’ These lakes and rivers give vital components needed to sustain the park’s life.
Best Time to Visit Tadoba
This park gives a large visual treat of wildlife. To view the actual wildlife, the best time to visit is from February to May. During this time, tigers ,gaurs, herd of deer and other animals are easily seen in large numbers. Exploring these animals give exciting experience and big treat to a trip.
How to Reach Corbett
Nagpur is the nearest airport from where it takes 3 hour taxi rides to reach the park. Chandrapur and Nagpur are nearest railheads.Nearest bus stop is Chandrapur and Chimur, but bus or cabs are also available from Chandrapur to Mohrali Village.