Thursday, March 19, 2015

Enjoy wildlife tours with an accommodation in Tadoba

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is both a national park and tiger reserve located in Chandrapur district of the Indian state, Maharashtra. The name 'Tadoba' is derived from the namesake God revered by tribal people living in the forests of Andhari and Tadoba region. By 1935, hunting was completely banned in this region, and it was declared as a national park in the year 1955. Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary and Tadoba National Park were merged in 1995 to establish the present reserve, which is spread over a vast area of 1,727 square kilometres. The best time to visit Tadoba is during the period between February and May, when the climate is ideal for wildlife tours.

Forest in this region is of southern tropical dry deciduous type, with nearly 87 per cent of the protected area covered with dense woodlands. The predominant tree species is Teak, while one can also find other deciduous trees like Ain, Tendu, and Semal while touring the region. A Tadoba wildlife safari also takes tourists through patches of grass and bamboo thickets. Some plants in this region have great medicinal properties, such as Kach Kujali and Bheria. The leaves of Bheria are used to keep insects away, while Kach Kujali is used to treat Parkinson's disease.

Wildlife tours also give tourists the opportunity to explore diverse fauna of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. Bengal tiger is the main animal species of this region, while other mammals found in the reserve include sloth bears, striped hyenas, Indian leopards, jungle cats, and barking deer. Reptiles found in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve include Indian cobras, Indian star tortoises, and the endangered Indian pythons. United-21 Tiger Camp Resort provides the best accommodation in Tadoba for tourists in the form of luxury tents. These tents are air-conditioned and provided with television, luggage rack and an attached bath facility.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Resorts near Tadoba National Park offer pleasant stays

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is referred to as the 'jewel of Vidarbha', as it houses some priceless treasures of flora and fauna in its green natural surroundings. Popularity of Tadoba tourism in recent times has attracted many tourists from distant places, especially the wildlife enthusiasts and bird-watchers. Located amidst rolling hills and mixed deciduous forest of this wildlife reserve is Tadoba Lake, which separates the extensive farmland and the park's forest areas. It is a perennial source of water for the wild animals of this region, and essential for the survival of marsh crocodiles.

Jungle safaris give tourists of the wildlife reserve an opportunity to witness its plants, trees, wild animals, reptiles and birds on open-top Gypsy vehicles. A stay in Tadoba can be made memorable in the tent-style accommodations offered by United-21 Tiger Camp Resort. Bengal Tiger, Striped Hyena, Indian Leopard, Barking Deer, Sloth Bear, and Jungle Cats are some of the animal species found in this part of the world. Common Indian Monitor, Russel's Viper, Indian Star Tortoise, and Indian Cobra are among its fabulous reptile species. Marsh Crocodile can be found in the Tadoba Lake, while the woods surrounding this lake attract numerous species of birds. Orange-headed Thrush, Crested Honey Buzzard, Indian Pitta, Paradise Flycatcher, and Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker are some of them.

United-21 Tiger Camp Resort provides all the latest facilities like television, dressing table, and wardrobe with its tent-style accommodations. It is also among those resorts near Tadoba National Park that have an in-house restaurant in them. All the delicious varieties of local cuisine are included on its menu, much to the guests’ delight. The tents of this resort also have comfortable air-conditioning and an attached bath facility. Greatest benefit for the tourists staying in this resort is that they would have the necessary convenience in visiting Tadoba National Park and popular attractions nearby.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tadoba: the oldest national park of Maharashtra

The oldest and largest national park of Maharashtra state, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is located in Chandrapur district. Its name is derived from the name of a local deity called 'Tadoba' or 'Taru'. This deity is revered by the tribal people living in the dense forests of Andhari and Tadoba region. According to the local legends, Taru was a village chief, who was killed during his encounter with a tiger. On the banks of Tadoba Lake, one can witness a shrine of Lord Taru that has been built beneath a huge tree. It is visited regularly by the local tribal population, especially during the Hindu month of Pausha, when an annual fair is held in the Tadoba region. A tented tiger camp resort would provide greater convenience for leisure tourists and wildlife enthusiasts visiting Tadoba to explore its flora and fauna.

Northern and western boundary of this wildlife reserve comprises of hills that are covered by dense forests. Tadoba Lake, which is located to the south-west of the reserve, acts as a buffer between the forests and extensive farmlands extending up to Irai water reservoir. Crocodiles are provided ideal living conditions by the Tadoba Lake, as it is a perennial source of water in the region. Andhari River and Kolsa Lake are the other wetland areas within this wildlife reserve. Hills of Chimur are covered by Tadoba reserve, while Kolsa and Moharli ranges are covered by the Andhari sanctuary. Cliffs and caves in Tadoba provide a safe haven for many animals. About 87 per cent of the protected area in Tadoba reserve consists of dense woodlands and southern tropical dry deciduous forest. Tree species predominantly found in this region is Teak, while it also has other deciduous trees like Ain, Haldu, Tendu, Bija, Hirda, and Semal. Bamboo thickets and patches of grasses can be witnessed throughout the reserve. Besides the Bengal tigers, visitors to this wildlife reserve can find plenty of other mammals like leopards, striped hyenas, sloth bears, jungle cats, gaurs and different species of deer. Several species of amphibians and reptiles are also found in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.

Plenty of bird species are also found in this region, making it a paradise for ornithologists and bird-watchers. Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Orange-headed Thrush, Crested Treeswift, Paradise Flycatcher, Indian Pitta, and Lesser Goldenbacked Woodpecker are among Tadoba Andhari Reserve's bird species. A sizeable number of insect and butterfly species can also be spotted in this wildlife area. Tadoba Andhari Reserve's wildlife can be explored with the help of jungle safaris that are conducted on the open-top Gypsy vehicles. A tented camp Tadoba tourists desire during their trip, are provided by some of the popular resorts. The double-bedded and twin-bedded tents provided by them are generally air-conditioned, and provided with the best facilities like television, wardrobe, dressing table and luggage rack. Some of these resorts also have a tented multi-cuisine restaurant that provide different varieties of local as well as other popular cuisines for the guests. To accommodate all the guests, such restaurants also have a good seating capacity.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Listen to the thundering roars of Tigers in Tadoba

Tiger Roar, Tadoba

Chandrapur located in central India was previously ruled by the Gond tribals and Tadoba Tiger reserve is tucked in the jungles of Chandrapur district. The gonds used to stay amidst dense jungle of Chandrapur and were well known for their acts of bravery. The tiger reserve of Tadoba acquired its name after the Gond king Taru, who had killed a tiger without taking help from others. Visit Tadoba to hear the roaring tigers and during your visit do not forget to drop at the shrine of the great Gond king near the beautiful Tadoba Lake. 

Tiger Roar, Tadoba
Time between December and January is the best to visit Tadoba, when you will get the opportunity to mingle with local Gond tribal’s and know their exclusive trends and traditions. A fair held during this period brings these tribal’s out of their sleepy hamlets for the sake of selling their splendid handmade creations to the visitors. Hence the fair is also looked upon as the best opportunity to buy some of the exclusive handmade souvenirs made by the locals. Hotels in Tadoba are keen to welcome visitors during this period when the previous year is vanishing and New Year is welcomed with enthusiasm. Your stay at Tadoba during this time will offer you a dual experience of viewing the wildlife treasure of Tadoba at the same time enjoying the New Year bash parties arranged by the hotels and resorts along with interesting offers.      

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Relax your mind in United-21 Tiger Camp Resort, Tadoba this season

Cute Cub with Tigress: Walking close & tight

Have you ever thought of living the wildlife you see on the television channels in reality? If not, you are surely gonna miss a chance to see nature at its best.

Wild means natural, the most primitive yet healthy state of mind. Urban crowds do not have this luxury very often. In the race of getting ahead of everyone and earning money we often forget the whole purpose behind this. Everybody wants to work hard, earn enough so that we would never have the need to work so hard and earn so much ever. We forget that our actual aim is to live a stress free life for which we accumulate so much of stress along with the wealth.

A stay in a wild life resort is one of the great ways to get back to the nature and calm down your anxieties. It helps you to flow with your instincts for a while. It lets your thoughts settle down and live without any plans for a change.

United-21 Tiger Camp Resort, Tadoba

Keep reminding yourself of this ultimate goal. Take out time every year and visit divine environments like United-21 Tiger Camp Resort Tadoba to rejuvenate your minds. Recharge your batteries to be able to achieve your dreams when you are back to your busy lives.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tadoba: The Jewel of Vidharba

Often revered as ‘The Jewel of Vidarbha’, the Tadoba National Park is situated in Chandrapur district in the north-eastern part of Maharashtra. Located in the heart of a reserved forest, this national park features wide range of trees and plants. The wildlife in this national park feature panther, sloth bears, jackals, hyenas, bison, nil gai, sambar, wild dogs, cheetal, and barking deer. This national park derives from ‘Taru’, the local deity, whereas the Andhari River that flows across this national park is the reason for its name.

Tiger in Tadoba

The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is undoubtedly one of the best Tiger reserves in India. Overlooked by tourists for many years, this tiger reserve has now become an eye-candy among animal lovers. If you intend to have some of the most beautiful wildlife experiences, then you should consider visiting this national park. Thick hills form the north and south boundaries of this tiger reserve. While most national parks have a bad reputation for being over crowded from lodges, but this is not the case with Tadoba national park.

Flora: This reserve features dense woodlands comprising approximately 87% of the entirely protected area. Some other deciduous trees include crocodile bark, Haldu, Salai, Tendu, and Dhauda. Axle wood Anogeissus latigolia comes in the league of fire-resistant species growing in this national park. Palas plant adds vibrancy to this huge forest. Kach Kujali found in this national park is helpful for treating Parkinson’s disease. The leaves of bheria found in this national park acts as insect repellent. Beheda is yet another important medicine found here.

Entry gate of Tadoba: Land of Tiger
Fauna: Apart from 45 species of the Bengal Tiger, Tadoba Tiger Reserve is a home to various other mammals such as Indian leopards, gaur, nilgai, dhole, small Indian Civet, sloth bears, neel gai, chausingha, and striped hyena. You can find Marsh Crocodile in the Tadoba Lake, which was once commonly found across different parts of Maharashtra. Some of the reptiles found in this national park include endangered Indian python, Indian Cobra, tortoise, and Russel’s viper.

Attractions in Tadoba:

Erai Dam: Situated across Erai River, the Erai Dam is one of the key attractions in Tadoba. The length of and height of this dam is approximately 1620m and 30m, respectively. The gross storage capacity of this dam is approximately 226,500 cu km.

Tadoba Lake: This Lake is situated in the midst of the Tadoba-Andhari tiger Reserve. Approximately 200 bird species can be found around this Lake. Some of the bird species found here includes oriental honey, Indian pitta, white-eyed buzzard, orange-headed ground thrush, Indian roller, and flycatcher.

Reaching & Staying in Tadoba

Tadoba is stationed approximately 140Km south of Nagpur and 40Km north of Chandrapur. A majority of people visit Chandrapur, where one can find the nearest station to Tadoba. This station also happens to be a connecting point for travelers visiting this place from Nagpur, which is located at approximately 3 hours distance. Nagpur has the nearest airport connecting to Tadoba. Travelers can easily find a place for accommodation here because there are many resorts in Tadoba. If you perform proper research, then you may be able to get great deals.

United-21 Tiger Camp Resort, Tadoba National Park