Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is a pristine and unique eco-system
situated in the Chandrapur district of the Maharashtra State of IndiaTadoba
gets the reputation of the oldest national park of Maharastra . It was
decleared as a sanctuary in 1955 'Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve', total area of
625.40 sq. kms.
The name Tadoba was
derived from the tribal god 'Taru', which was believed that fallen dead,
fighting with a Tiger.The temple of
tribal god Taru is situated on the bank of Tadobareserviour. The name 'Andhari'
cames from Andhari river, which flows through the TATR.
TATR comes into the 'Southern Tropical Dry Decidious' type
of forest, which looks almost dry in summer and terns greener and dense in
mansoon. The terrrian is flat in many area, but some area is hilly and rocky.
That makes it a superb habitat for wildlife.
TATR is the best protected tiger reserve of the country. It
is a magneficiant home of big striped cat The Royal Bengal Tiger and other wild
creature. It is one of the best habitat and jungle, of Central India. The spectacular landscape features best forests
tracks, flourishing green meadows and lush bamboo growth.
number of Tigers are very good here and this is the reason it is one of the
highest tiger density reserve in country also TATR has reputation of highest
Tiger sighting of all tiger reserves of Maharashtra. The wildlife of Tadoba are
very remarkable. With the Tiger, other animals are also is in good quantity,
providing prey base to major carnivorous animals like Tiger and Leopard.
Leopard has a shy creature but if you are lucky enough youcan geta opportunity
to watch a Leopard.Apart
from the species of Bengal Tiger, this park is home to other mammals like Sloth
Bear, Leopard, Rusty Spotted Cat, Gaur (Indian Bison), Indian Mouse Deer,
Hyenas, Wild Boars, Ratel, Sambar, Wild Pig, Spotted Deer, Flying Squirrel,
Four Horned Antelope, Common Langoorsto
name a few. As soon the night falls, the Small Indian Civet, the Palm Civet,
the Ratel, and the Flying squirrel make their presence felt.
BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES
is a paradise for bird watchers. More than 250 birds species were recorded
here. From the tallestSarus Crane to
the small Tickell's Flower peaker, all are here. The most watchful birds are
Eagles, Vultures, Falcons, Buzzards, Peafowls, Junglefowls, Tree pies, Orioles,
Mynas, Flycatchers, Drongos, Cuckoos, Pigeons and Doves. Just adjoing to the
boundry, back water of Erai dam is a good site for watching migratory birds.
Geese, Ducks, Waders, Ibis, Storks, Egrets, Herons, Cormorants, Pratincoles are
seen here in winter.
is a fantastic place for watching nature's flying jewels, the Butterfly. Near
about 80 species of Butterflies are recorded here. The large wingspan of Great
Eggfly to the smallest of all Grass Jewel, all are attracts to nature lovers.
On the dropping of Jungle Cat or Civet, you often see fast flying butterflies
like Common Nawab, Rajahs and Commander. Monsoon is the best season to see
Apart from this, giant wood spider, the
signature spider, and red wood spiders are also found during monsoon season.