Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

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Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

  • The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a wildlife sanctuary in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state in India.
  • “Tadoba” is taken from the name of the god “Tadoba” or “Taru”, worshipped by the tribes who live in the dense forests of the Tadoba and Andhari region, while “Andhari” refers to the Andhari river that meanders through the forest.


  • The reserve has corridor linkages with Nagzira-Navegaon and Pench Tiger Reserves within the State.
  • It is Maharashtra’s oldest and largest national park. Created in 1955, the reserve includes the Tadoba National Park and the Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Biogeographically, the reserve falls in the Central Plateau Province of the Deccan Peninsula, with tropical dry deciduous forests and a typical Central Indian faunal assemblage.
  • The vegetation of the Tadoba Andhari National park type is Southern Tropical Dry Deciduous which is favorable for the wild life.


  • It has a long and interesting history. The park was once the hunting ground of the Gond and the Moghul rulers.
  • In the 19th century, the British rulers declared the region a reserve forest, and it was only in 1935 that it was officially recognized as a wildlife sanctuary.
  • Tadoba Tiger Reserve is famous for its tiger population.
  • It was established as the second Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra in 1993-94.
  • The first Tiger Reserve established in the State is Melghat Tiger Reserve (1973-74).

Flora and Fauna

  • To spot flora are Teak, Bija, Ain, Hald, Dhauda, Semal, Salai, Beheda, Tendu, Karaya Gum, Hirda, Arjun, Mahua Madhuca, Bheria, Bamboo, Black Plum and numbers of other trees in abundance.
  • also includes varieties of wild animals other than Tiger like Sloth Bears, Indian Leopards, Nilgai, Gaur, Striped Hyena, Dhole, Jungle Cats, Sambar, Chital, Barking Dear, Indian Python, Chital, Crested Serpent Eagle, Indian Cobra, Peacock, Wolf Spiders and many others.
  • It is mainly divided into three different forest ranges. The are Kolsa South Range, Tadoba North Range and Morhurli Range.
  • Morhurli range is located in between the other two forest range. The beauty of this national park multiplies many times by the presence of one river (Tadoba River) and two lakes (Kolsa Lake and Tadoba Lake) which gets overwhelmed in every season of monsoon.
  • As the major portion of this national park is located in the hilly area, the terrains and the numbers of hillocks are the main shelter for the wild animals here.

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