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George Thiruvilakalayil George

Travel Related Blog Writer at touristinindia.com
George Thiruvilakalyil George is a blog writer. George is an expert on Local Business Citations, having created thousands of Local Citations for clients in USA, Australia, India, etc. George is also a web site designer with around 2 decades of experience. George started working on web related technologies from early 1996, immediately after internet access was introduced in 5 cities of India in August 1995.

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Ratapani Tiger Reserve is located in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh state in India. The Tiger reserve is part of Ratapani wildlife sanctuary. In-principle approval has been granted in 2013 by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), to make this wildlife sanctuary a Tiger reserve.

Road inside the Ratapani Tiger Reserve
Road inside the Ratapani Tiger Reserve.

Ratapani Tiger Reserve, spread over 823.84 square kilometers, is known for its finest quality teak trees (Tectona grandis). These forests are rich in flora and fauna.

UNESCO World Heritage Site Bhimbetka rock shelters is within this Tiger Reserve. Tiger, panther, jackal, wild dogs, hyena, fox, sambhar, chital, blue bull, four horned antelope, rhesus monkey, languor, wild boar, etc, are some of the animals found in this reserved forests. 150 birds species are found in this wildlife sanctuary. A large species of snakes, lizards and chameleons are among those reptiles found here.

The Ratapani dam is a major tourist attraction on the periphery of the Ratapani reserve forests. It attracts a lot of migratory birds. The resorviors inside the sanctuary attracts a large number of wading birds like painted stork, sarus crane, black-necked stork, and white-necked stork. Ratapani Tiger Reserve is home to Oriental white-backed vulture,red-headed vulture and long-billed vulture.

How Do I Go to Ratapani Tiger Reserve?

Ratapani Tiger Reserve is situated less than 50 kilometers away from Bhopal, the capital of the state.

Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve

George Thiruvilakalayil George

Travel Related Blog Writer at touristinindia.com
George Thiruvilakalyil George is a blog writer. George is an expert on Local Business Citations, having created thousands of Local Citations for clients in USA, Australia, India, etc. George is also a web site designer with around 2 decades of experience. George started working on web related technologies from early 1996, immediately after internet access was introduced in 5 cities of India in August 1995.

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Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve 2 Bengal tigers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve is in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state, India.  Tadoba Andheri National Park is the oldest and largest national park in the state which was created in 1955. Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve, was created in this park in 1995 as part of Project Tiger to save Royal Bengal Tiger, an Indian tiger species.

Tadoba reserve consists of the Chimur Hills. Andhari sanctuary is made up of  Moharli and Kolsa ranges.  Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve  is spread over an area of 625 square kilometers. These ares are covered by thick forests; mainly teak and other trees like bamboo, mahua, jamun, tenndu trees cover the forests.This tiger reserve is part of the Western Ghats. Cliffs, deep valleys, caves, etc, makes this a magnificent tourist spot.

Tadoba lake is a vast lake which offers perennial water source for the wild habitats especially the Muggar crocodiles.

Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve has a 12 seater small bus which offer Jungle wildlife Safari at Tadoba.

Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve  is very rich in Flora and Fauna.

Around 65 Bengal Tigers are found here. Other than tigers, Panthers, jackals, Rusty Spotted Cat, wild dogs, barking deer, bison, Indian mouse deer, sambar, Wild Pig, Ratel, Four horned antelope, Flying Squirrel,  etc, are found in Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve .

195 species of birds are found here, including three endangered species, making it a bird watchers paradise.

How do I go to Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra?

The closest rail head is located at Chandrapur, on the Chennai – New Delhi railway line at around 45 kilometers from the national park. Major rail head is 140 kilometers away at Nagpur, which is well connected by train, bus and air.

Which is the Best time to visit Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve?

Except during the monsoon season, you can visit the tiger reserve. During peak summer months of April and May. Tigers come out of forests to water bodies and can be seen and heard. Many tourists report frequent tiger spotting.