Located in Chandrapur District of Maharashtra, Tadoba Tiger Reserve India is a well-known tiger reserve which is the largest and oldest national park. It’s one of the forty one tiger reserves in India covered under “Project Tiger”. Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is the second Tiger Reserve within the state, established in 1994-95. The total area of tiger reserve includes immense range of flora and fauna species, unique ecosystem, rich and diverse fauna and natural and serene beauty. It is also the most popular tourist attraction in India. There is a significant flow of tourists here these days.
It has Southern Tropical, Deciduous and Dry Teak Forests that are the habitat for forty tigers. It has great conservation value as the mega biodiversity site. The wilderness recreation plays a significant role for management and benefit the cause of education and conservation. It is seen in national map because of increased animal watching.
Tigers at Tadoba Andhari Reserve
As of August 2016, the reserve has the population of eighty eight tigers, out of which fifty eight are in the forests just outside the reserve. it is the biggest national park in the state of Maharashtra. The entire reserve area is stretched over 625.4 sq. km, including Tadoba national park, built in 1955 with the total area of 116.55 sq. km. It features the densely forested hills that form the western and northern boundary of tiger reserve. The hill’s elevation is starting from 200 m to 350m. Tadoba Lake is found to the southwest which serves as a buffer between the extensive farmland and forest of the park.
The lake is a perennial water source that also habitats Muggar crocodiles. Andhari river and Kolsa Lake are other wetland areas in the reserve. Andhari Sanctuary covers Kolsa and Moharli ranges and Tadoba reserve covers Chimur Hills.