Melghat Tiger Reserve is one of the famous tiger reserves in India which is the ideal destination for wildlife buffs. Nestled amidst the green and rough terrains of the Satpuras on the Gavilgarh Hill, Melghat Tiger Reserve allures wildlife lovers from all over.
Declared as a Tiger Reserve in the year 1974, Melghat Tiger Reserve Madhya Pradesh is one of the most unique wildlife sanctuaries of India. The rough terrains and ravines give it a natural protection from the poachers. Spread over 1677 sq kms, the Melghat Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh is the home to a rich variety of flora and fauna and even the majestic predators of the jungle the tigers.
River Tapi flows through the northern end of this Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh and this forest even falls in the catchment area of rivers. Acres of tropical dry deciduous forests of Melghat in Madhya Pradesh are also the home of Gaurs or Indian Bisons, monkeys, sloth bears and flying squirrels.
Best Time to Visit Melghat Tiger Reserve :
The Melghat Wildlife Sanctuary remains open from October to June but safaris are only allowed from December to June and there are greater chances of sighting the tigers during the summer seasons.
How to Reach Melghat Tiger Reserve:
Nearest Airport: Nagpur Airport
Nearest Railway Station: Badnera Railway Station