Nagpur city of Maharashtra is one fastest growing city in India and proposed as one of the Smart Cities of the state. The city is known as the Tiger Capital of Maharashtra or Tiger Gateway of India as many tiger reserves are located in and around the city.
Pench Tiger Reserve is one of most popular tiger reserves of Maharashtra, located between across states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The national park is home to various types of deer and birds, Sillari and Khursapar are two most popular gates from Maharashtra side to Pench Tiger Reserve.
Bor Tiger Reserve covers an area of 138.12 km2 and is located in Wardha District. The reserve is a wildlife corridor for Pench Tiger Reserve, Navegaon Tiger Reserve, Melghat Tiger Reserve and Andhari Tiger Reserve.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur district is the largest national park of Maharashtra and world famous for the Bengal tiger. The park is home to 88 tigers and other mammals found in the park aside from the keystone species are Indian leopard, fearless honey badger and rare black panther.
Nawegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve is situated between Bhandara-Gondia district of Maharashtra, offering picturesque landscape, unique wildlife and
migratory birds. Navegaon National Park and Nagzira wildlife sanctuary is home to wild mammals, bird species, amphibians and species of reptiles.
Umred-Pauni-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary is home to breeding tiger population and bounded by the Wainganga river. The Sanctuary is located around Bhandara and provides green corridor for tiger reserves like Tadoba, Pench, Bor and Nagzira.
Melghat Tiger Reserve in Amravati District of Maharashtra was among the first nine tiger reserves of India. There are different both flora and fauna are found here including wildlife species of deer, Forest Owlet, Ussuri dhole,chausingha and ratel or Honey badger.