TADOBA-ANDHARI TIGER RESERVE
Tadoba National Park (116.55 sq. kms.) - Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary (508.85 sq. kms.) together form the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (625.40 sq. kms.). The National Park derives its name from the local tribal God 'Taru', whereas the Andhari river flowing through the forests gives the Sanctuary, its name. Its name 'Tadoba' is derived from the name of God 'Tadoba' or 'Taru' which is praised by local tribal people, whereas 'Andhari' is derived from name of Andhari river. It is believed that Taru was the village chief who was killed in a fierce encounter with Tiger and thus a shrine was made in remembrance of God Taru.