Melghat Tiger Reserve is located on the Gaurilagarh Hills in Amaravati, Maharashtra.
Melghat means 'meeting of the ghats' which is just what the area is, a large tract of unending hills and ravines scarred by jagged cliffs and steep climbs. Melghat area was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1974. Presently, the total area of the Reserve is around 1677 kmÂ². The core area of the Reserve, the Gugarnal National Park with an area of 361.28 kmÂ², and buffer area of the Reserve, the Melghat Tiger Sanctuary with an area of 788.28 kmÂ² (of which 21.39 kmÂ² is non-forest), were together re-notified by the state government in 1994 as Melghat Sanctuary.Two historic forts called Narnala and Gawilgarh guard the main east-west ridge. In 1803, in the Second Maratha War, Colonel Arthur Wellesley, who later became the Duke of Wellington, captured the Gawilgarh fort from the Marathas. Melghat was an automatic choice when Project Tiger was launched in 1973.
Main Attraction: Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Beer.
Nearest Railway Station is Ghoti on Mumbai - Bhusaval rail line and is on the Mumbai Agra National Highway No - 3.
Badnera is the another railhead about 126 km southeast of the reserve.ROAD
The nearest bus station is situated at Bhandardara.
Buses running from Nagpur, Amravati, Akola, Wardha and other cities to reach the tiger reserve.
Nagpur from Melghat is 263 Km.