India Post has issued a set of two stamps alongwith miniature sheet (25 Rs) on Tadoba Andhari National Park on 29th July 2016.The stamps depicts beautiful pictures of tigers.Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, located in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra is the oldest national park in the state.
It was declared a Project Tiger Reserve in 1993. Tadoba is bursting with life and animals like the tiger, leopard, sloth bear, hyaena, jackal, wild dog, blue bull and sambar inhabit the reserve. The park features thick teak forests and a beautiful lake. Scenic treks with interesting wildlife sightings are assured at Tadoba and it is rightly called ‘The Jewel of Vidharba’. Scenic treks with interesting wildlife sightings are possible in the buffer of the Tadoba Tiger Reserve, which is rightly called ‘The Jewel of Vidharba’.
The stamps are based on photographs taken by Amol Bais .Amol Bais, a resident of Chandrapur, couldn’t hide his enthusiasm as he recollected the first day of 2016 as if it was yesterday. Seated in an open vehicle during the morning safari, he saw Maya, the tigress from Tadoba, getting a ‘hug’ from her cub, and even as he immortalised that moment, he had no clue that months later his iconic image would end up being used on a postal stamp.Bais, a wildlife photographer and headmaster of a school for tribal students at Durgapur on the periphery of Tadoba Andhari National Park, said his joy knew no bounds when he got to know that state forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar was not only impressed with this adorable picture but has also selected it to be used for the stamp.