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.