Nevegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve is situated in Gondia and Bhandara Districts of Maharashtra. The reserve is rich in bio-diversity and has linkages with Kanha, Pench and Tadoba Tiger Reserves. The topography is undulating and the highest point viz. Zenda Pahad is around 702m above MSL. The Navegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve is a miraculously preserved “Green Oasis” in the eastern most part of the Maharashtra State and has a great importance from bio-diversity conservation point of view. This Tiger Reserve is locked in the arms of nature and adorned with picturesque landscapes, luxuriant vegetation and serves as living outdoor museum to explore and appreciate nature. This Tiger Reserve is indeed nature’s priceless asset and beckons one and all to enjoy its picturesque landscapes, its scenic beauty, its pure and fresh air. It is really a boon to us and hence we must realise the real worth of this marvellous treasure house of nature and must protect it as a part of our national heritage.
The forests are “Southern Tropical Dry Deciduous” (Champion and Seth 1968). There are 364 species of plants and the major trees are: Terminalia tomentosa, Lagerstroemia parviflora, Anogeissus latifolia, Pterocarpus marsupium, Diospyros melanoxylon, Ougeinia oogenesis, Tectona grandis, Bombax Ceiba, Lannea grandis, Boswellia serrata, Adina cordifolia, Xylia xylocarpa, Terminalia arjuna, Syzygium cuminii, Schleichera oleosa, Terminalia chebula and Sterculia urens. The prominent shrubs are: Holarrhena antidysenterica, Wrightia tinctoria, Woodfordia fruticosa and Helicteres isora. While the grass species are: Themeda, Iseilema, Apluda, Eragrostis, Cynodon, Imperata, Vetiveria and Heteropogon.