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Tadoba National Park

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Tadoba is the oldest National Park of Maharashtra. It is a compact National Park of about 120 sq.km. perched at an altitude of 200m and is placed 100 km south of Nagpur and 45 km north of the district headquarter and industrial town of Chandrapur.

Tadoba National Park is like Heaven for Wild life enthusiasts which attracts tourist towards it. Tadoba is also known as the 'Jewel of Vidarbha'. The area around Tadoba was once highly populated by the Gond tribes. Tadoba name was derived from their local deity 'Taru', who was killed in an epic fight with a tiger. He is still worshiped by the local villagers as the deity of 'Tadoba'.
The Tadoba National Park is 623 sq.km. in area,consisting of two forest rectangles of the Tadoba and Andhari Range. Tadoba is also one of the India's 28 Project Tiger Reserve. Tadoba has around 50 tigers along with some rare Indian wildlife such as, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Gaur, Wild Dogs, Hyenas, Civet and Jungle cats, and many species of Indian deer like Sambar, Cheetal, Nilgai, and Barking Deer. Tadoba also has a lake which sustains the Marsh Crocodile,which were once common all over Maharashtra. It is the main attractions of the park,which is the natural habitat of many water birds. The mesmerizing trails of Tadoba could be a treasured experience of a lifetime.

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