The ABODE OF TIGER - TADOBA
Tadoba National Park is situated in the district of Chandrapur in the north-eastern part of Maharashtra, often referred to as “The Jewel of Vidarbha”. It is the oldest national park of the State of Maharahtra and since 1995, a Project Tiger Reserve. It derives its name from the local God, "Taru". The legend goes that the village chief "Taru" was killed in an epic fight with the tiger. He is worshipped by all the local villagers as the deity of "Tadoba".
Tadoba-andhari Tiger reserve was established in 1995. The area of the Reserve is 625.40 sq. km. This includes Tadoba National Park, created in 1955 with an area of 116.55 sq. km. and andhari Wildlife Sanctuary created in 1986 with an area of 508.85 sq. km. Thickly clad hills form the northern and western boundary of the Tiger Reserve. To the southwest is a huge lake which acts as a buffer between the park's forest and the extensive farmland which extends up toIrai Lake.
A marvelous site for the wild life enthusiasts, Tadoba has rich collections of flora and fauna. Tiger, Panther and Wild dogs are the major carnivores in this area which feed on the herbivores. Sambar is the most preferred food of the Tiger and Chital comes second in preference. Wild boars and Gaurs are also hunted by the Tiger. Panther hunts common langur, female chital, Sambar fawns, Wild boar etc. Wild dogs hunt in packs feed on Wild boar, Chital, Sambar. Sloth bear is an omnivorous animal that feeds on fruits of mango, jamun, bel, tendu, mahuwa flowers, honey and termites. The common herbivores like Chital, Sambar, Gaur, Chausinga feed on Grasses, young shoots and leaves of Bamboo and other species like Ghoti, Apta, Ber, Khair and fruits of many species. There are 29 natural saltlicks in the Tiger Reserve. The mesmerizing trails of Tadoba could be a treasured experience of a lifetime.
Fauna : Mammals - Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Gaur or Indian Bison, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Wild Boar, Four-Horned Antelope, Wild Dog , Langoor, Nilgai, Marsh Crocodile are commonly sighted in the Tiger Reserve by the tourists.Ratel, Flying Squirrel, Palm Civet, Indian Civet, Leopard Cat, Rusty Spotted Cat, Pangolin and Jackal are also reported.
Fauna : Birds - Oriental Honey & White-eyed Buzzard, Indian Pitta, Paradise Flycatcher, Indian Roller, Orange-headed Ground Thrush, Common Hawk Cuckoo, Changeable Hawk eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Savana Nightjar, Painted Sandgrouse, Black-hooded Oriole, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Monarch Flycatcher, racket-tailed and White-bellied Drongo, Large Cuckooshrike, Oriental White eye, grey Hornbill, Grey Jungle-fowl, Golden Oriole, Large green barbet.
Click here to see some old reports & a photo blog of Vivek Kale (our last year participant)
Day 1 (Wednesday 21st Dec'11) : Board the 15:00 Hrs train 12139 Sevagram Express from Mumbai CST to Chandrapur
Day 2 (Thursday 22nd Dec'11) : Reach Chandrapur at 10:00 Hrs – Proceed to MTDC resort, Moharli gate, Tadoba at 11:00 hrs – Lunch - Evening Safari (3 pm to 7 pm) - Before dinner, talk / presentationon on "Tigers of India" - Night halt in MTDC resort
Day 3 (Friday 23rd Dec Dec'11) : Morning Safari (6am to 10 am) – Return for Lunch – Rest / Birdwatching at the lake - Evening safari (3 pm to 7 pm) – Before dinner, discussion and revision of the day's sightings -Dinner - Night Stay in MTDC
Day 4 (Saturday 24th Dec'11) : Morning Safari (6 am to 10 am) – Return for Lunch – Birdwatching around the lake overlooking the MTDC Resort – Proceed to Nagpur station to board the 12152 Samarsata Express Train to Mumbai at 18:00
Day 5 (Sunday 25th Dec'11): Reach Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus by 07:30 am
Trip Charges: Rs.8600/--only (Includes Non-AC rooms on Twin Sharing Basis in MTDC Resort, 1 kms from Moharli Gate, Local travel by 4x4 open jeeps, Total 4 Safaris inside the park, Veg. meals, Breakfast, Fruits, Park Permits, Park entry charges, Guide charges, Information articles & on board snacks and mineral water)…….
This does not include Travel charges from Mumbai-Chandrapur-Mumbai or any charges other than the above. However, Assistance for train booking will be given ....
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Group Size: Max 13 Pax only
Stay Arrangement: MTDC Resort, 1 kms from Moharli Gate, Tadoba on a Twin sharing basis. This resort overlooks a large lake, an excellent place to spend your time watching birds while you take your afternoon siesta….
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Name: Mr.Adesh Shivkar
Address: D-8, The Adi Janata Society, Behind HP Petrolpump, Sion (East), Mumbai-400022.
1) Once registered, the advance amount of Rs. 3000/- is strictly non-refundable
2) Alcohol & Smoking is strictly prohibited on Nature India tours
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Hope to see you for this wonderful trip Thanks for your patience.
Adesh Shivkar & Mandar Khadilkar
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