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Maha tigers lure tourists away from MP

The Times of India
New Delhi
15 Apr 2017

PUNE: Tigers are drawing hordes of tourists away from Madhya Pradesh to Maharashtra.

Till a few years ago, Madhya Pradesh was a huge draw for wildlife lovers because of its large big cat population.But now the tide has turned.

Tourists are making a beeline to the state to catch a glimpse of big cats. Such is the rush this year that all tiger reserves in the state are fully booked up to June.

According to principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF), wildlife, Shree Bhag wan, there has been a big change in tiger tourism scenario in the state.

"I remember a time when most tourists landing at Nagpur airport used to head straight to Madhya Pradesh for tiger tours. However, tourists are now thronging the reserves in Maharashtra. This has been the trend over the past 10 years," he said.

Maharashtra has six tiger reserves. Among them, the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is the most popular. This is due to the large population of tigers here, as well as easy sighting possibilities. "Conservation efforts undertaken by the forest department has led to the boost in the number of tigers. We have close to 100 tigers in and around the Tadoba reserve," Bhagwan told TOI.

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Of these, more than 50 are located inside the core reserve, while the rest are in the buffer zone, he added. "It is true that the safaris for Tadoba are reserved all the way till June," said Bhagwan.

The popularity of Tadoba is not limited to local tourists either. The PCCF stated that at least 50% of the visitors to the reserve are international tourists. "Tourists from Japan, the US, as well as from Europe and some African nations have visited the reserve," Bhagwan added.