Tadoba National Park

The beautiful home of tigers in Maharashtra, Tadoba National Park has a rich natural heritage which attracts streams of travelers from all over the world. This remains the most popular protected Tiger Reserve which was established in 1995. Travelers visiting here have numerous options to enjoy the beauty of the park like Tiger safari, lakeside picnics, and nature walks. Visiting here is a memorable experience for wildlife lovers.   

History
The history of Tadoba National Park is as fascinating as the park itself. Tadoba was the name of deity of tribal who used to dwell in the thick forest area of Tadoba region. Tadoba, village’s chief, was killed during an encounter with a tiger.  Thereafter, a shrine dedicated to him was made on the bank of Tadoba Lake.    

Earlier, rulers of Gond used to go hunting in this forest. Later in 1935 hunting was restricted here and in 1955 the area was declared as the National Park. A sanctuary was also made in the neighboring forests in 1986. Thereafter, in 1995 the park and the sanctuary were merged to form the Tadoba National Park.

Fauna in Tadoba
Tadoba National Park was home to 88 tigers as of 2016. Other than tigers, one can also spot jungle cat, sloth bear, nilgai, sambar, Indian leopard, etc. here. Marsh crocodiles and numerous species of water birds can be spotted around the lakes. Tadoba has over 195 species of birds.

Flora in Tadoba
Most parts of the National park are covered with dry deciduous forest with dense woodlands. Teak can be found in all parts here.  Also spot crepe myrtle, semal, hirda, crocodile bark and wodier tree during your safari. As you move near the lake, you will catch views of black plum trees and Arjun trees. Bamboos are very common in grasslands.

Safari Timings:
The park is closed on Tuesdays.
Safari Timings: 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the park is the summer season which starts in March and ends by May. As these are hot months, animals usually flock near the lake for water. It is also a good time for enjoying views of birds.

How to Reach:
By Air: Nearest international airport to the park is in Nagpur.
By Rail: The nearest railway station to the park is Chandrapur railway station at a distance of 45 km.
By Road: Buses and cars are available in abundance.

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