Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state in central India. It is notable as Maharashtra's oldest and largest national park. It is one of India's 43 "Project Tiger" - tiger reserves.
The name 'Tadoba' is the name of the God "Tadoba" or "Taru", praised by the tribal people who live in the dense forests of the Tadoba and Andhari region, while the Andhari River that meanders through the forest. gives the 'Andhari' name.
Legend holds that Taru was a village chief who was killed in a mythological encounter with a tiger. A shrine dedicated to the God Taru now exists beneath a huge tree, on the banks of the Tadoba Lake. The temple is frequented by adivasis, especially during the fair held every year in the Hindu month of Pausha, between December and January.
The Gond kings once ruled these forests in the vicinity of the Chimur hills. Hunting was completely banned in 1935. Two decades later, in 1955, 116.54 km2 (45.00 sq mi) was declared a National Park. Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary was created on the adjacent forests in 1986, and in 1995, both the park and the sanctuary were merged to establish the present tiger reserve.
Tadoba Andhari Reserve is the largest national park in Maharashtra. Total area of the reserve is 1727 km2. This includes Tadoba National Park, created in 1955. There are more than 80 tigers (as of Dec 2015) in the reserve,one of the highest in India.
Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.
How to reach?
By Air: The closest airport is at Nagpur
By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Chandrapur, Nagpur and Balharshah (depen ds on which gate you have chosen)
By Road: All gates are well connected to Nagpur & Chandrapur which are the nearest towns
Gates distance from Major Cities:
Moharli Gate: 144 kms from Nagpur. 44 kms from Balharshah rly station. 30 kms from Chandrapur Railway Station.
Kolara Gate: 104 kms from Nagpur. Nagpur railway station is the closet to this gate.
Khutwanda: 133 kms from Nagpur. 43 kms from Chandrapur Railway Station, 61 kms from Balharshah rly station.
NaveGaon Gate: 112 kms from Nagpur. 98 kms from Chandrapur Railway Station, 116 kms from Balharshah rly station.
Pangdi (Kolsa) Gate: The distance between Pangdi gate and Nagpur is 250 km
Zari (Kolsa) Gate: 188 kms from Nagpur. 52 kms from Balharshah rly station, 36 kms from Chandrapur Railway Station.
Nagpur Tadoba highway - Popular Restaurant/Rest point
Hotel Ashoka, Jam, Jamb, Maharashtra 442305
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How to Plan a Trip Easily from Bangalore to Tadoba:
1. Take the 8.30pm Rajdhani Express from Bangalore and by 12.30pm next day, you will reach Balharshah Station and get down there
2. Mohurli gate is just 40 min (44 kms) by there which has the most Gypsys and most resorts
3. by 2ish, you will be in the resort and enough time to relax and get ready for the Safari in time
4. Return journey details: After morning safari drive to Balharshah board Rajdhani @ 1315 reach bangalore next morning @8