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Gugamal National Park , Melghat.

Location:
Melghat Tiger Reserve is located in Chikhaldara and Dharni Tehsils of Amaravati District in Satpuda hill range.
Melghat in Mansoon

Biodiversity:
This tiger reserve of 1676.93 Sq. km. was founded in 1974 with objectives of maintaining viable tiger population and preserve the national heritage for posterity.

Flora:
The forest in rugged and hilly area of Melghat is typical Southern dry deciduous forest. This consist mainly of Tectona grandis, Ain, Tiwas, Aola, Lendia, Dhawada, Kusum are the important tree species. Bamboo is widely spread in the forests. Some orchids and strobilanthes in the upper hills. The area is rich in Medicinal plants.

Fauna:
There are 750 species of plants in the area. There are 260 species of birds in the published checklist. Serpant eagle, Paradise Flycatchers are commonly seen in the area. The area is rich in wild mammals. Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Wild dog, Jackal, Hyaena, Chausingha, Sambar, Gaur, Barking, deer, Wild boar, Mondeys are commonly seen. Ratel, Pangolin, Cheetal, Mouse deer are rarely seen. There are about 25 types of fishes, many varieties of Butterflies.


Female Gaur

Tourist information

Best time to visit: October to June.

How to reach

Nearest Airport:
Nagpur(225 kmw.)

Nearest Railway:
Badnera / Amravati (110 kms.)

By road:
The Tiger Reserve is approachable by State highway from Paratwada to Dharni. Semadoh village has Nature Interpretation facility. Tourists can reach at Semadoh from Badnera / Amaravati ( 100-110 kms.) within 3 hours by road.

Accommodation

Dormitories:
4 consisting of total 64 beds in Semadoh

Huts:
10 twin bedded tourist huts in Semadoh. In addition there are forests rest houses in Dhakna, Dhargad, Chaurakund, Ranguveli, Chunkhadi, Kolkaz, Jarida, Makhalara, Hatru and Raipur.

The reservation for aforesaid accommodation is done by Deputy Conservator of Forests, at Paratwada, Amaravati.

Other Attractions:
Tourists can study Korku tribal culture and enjoy trekking, bird watching, meditation and all glimpses of Nature and Wildlife.