Tadoba Tiger Reserve: 145 km south of Nagpur / 120 sq. km. main area.
Tadoba Tiger Reserve is one of the oldest national parks in Maharashtra, and is best known for its excellent tiger sightings in recent times. Open-topped Gypsy vehicles and buses with trained guides are available for jungle safari trips. Accommodation is also available.
- Tadoba Andhari Reserve is the largest national park in Maharashtra at a total of 625.4 sq. km (241.5 sq. mi). and consists of:
- Tadoba National Park, created in 1955 at a total of 116.55 sq. km.
- Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary, created in 1986 at a total of 508.85 sq. km.
- 32.51 square kilometres (12.55 sq mi) of protected forest.
- Densely forested hills at the northern and western boundaries of the Tiger Reserve, ranging in elevation from 200m to 350 m (660 to 1,150 ft).
- Tadoba Lake, a 300-acre southwest buffer between the park’s forest and the extensive farmland, which extends up to Irai Water Reservoir. The lake is populated by a thriving population of muggar crocodiles.
- Lush wetlands of Kolsa Lake and the Andhari River.
The Tadoba Reserve covers the Chimur Hills and the Andhari Sanctuary covers Moharli and Kolsa ranges, which are bound to the north and west side by densely forested hills.
From forests to meadows, valleys and hills, the terrain boasts a wide range of wildlife. In contrast to the north, the southern area is less hilly.