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Incredible Tadoba

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is the biggest and oldest tiger reserve in Maharashtra comprising an area of about 625 sq.km. of the core zone.  In Tadoba tourism is also permitted in core and the buffer zone. It comprises of 91 compartments, which are organized into 3 Ranges, 10 Rounds and 34 Beats

Flora

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is  predominantly southern tropical dry forest with dense woodlands comprising about 87 per cent of the protected area.

Teak and Bamboo are the most popular species of the trees that are found here. Other trees include Ain (crocodile bark), Bija, Dhauda, Hald, Salai, Semal and Tendu. Beheda, Hirda, Karaya Gum, Mahua Madhuca (crepe myrtle) and Lannea coromandelica are other common species.

Fauna

The Land of Tigers also known as Jewel of Vidarbha, apart from Royal Bengal Tiger Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is home to, Leopards, Sloth Bears, India Gaur (bison), Wild Dogs (Dhole), Sambar Deer, Spotted Deer, Barking deer, Four-horned Antelope (Chausinga), Blue Bull (Nilgai), Langoor, Rudy Mongoose, Rusty Spotted Cat, the Small Indian Civet, the Palm Civet, the Ratel,  Flying Squirrel, Hyenas, Wild Boars, Indian Pangolins, Porcupines to name a few.

Tadoba Safari

Open Jeep Safari or Game Drive is the most exciting and thrilling way of experiencing the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. The safari provides you with a unique opportunity, thrill and excitement of getting up close with nature. Experience safe encounters with the world-famous Bengal tigers on the safari ride as you travel in open, comfortable jeeps.

The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is divided into three zones, each having different access gates: 

Moharli  Zone | Tadoba Zone | Kolsa Zone

Tadoba Travel Information

Reaching Tadoba | Best Time to Visit Tadoba | Weather & Climate of Tadoba | Tadoba Accommodation

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Tadoba, this forest was named after the god ‘TARU’ praised by the local tribal, situated in and around the vicinity

Situated in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, Tadoba has a hilly terrain with an average altitude of about 200-350 m.  Tadoba and the vicinity were once ruled by the Gond kings who used these forests as hunting grounds till it was banned in 1935.

In 1955, 116.54 sq km of the forest was declared as Tadoba National Park.

The folklore says that TARU was the chief of the village who is believed to be killed in the tiger conflict. The temple of God TARU still exists beside the picturesque Tadoba Lake under a huge tree. Earlier, there used to be a fair in the Hindu month of Pausha i.e between December and January, when the tribal used to gather at the temple at present this fair is restricted.

Andhari region was named after the river ‘Andhari’, a minor river of Wainganga basin, meandering through the area, the river passes through Tadoba, Mohurli & Kolsa the forest adjacent to Tadoba i.e. Mohurli & Kolsa ranges were declared as Andhari wildlife sanctuary in the year 1986.

In the year 1995, these two sanctuaries were subsequently integrated and were declared as Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) which comprises of Tadoba and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary, today it is one of the Project Tiger Reserves Existing in India.

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) is the biggest and oldest tiger reserve in Maharashtra comprising an area of about 625 sq.km. of core zone. Apart from the core zone, tourism is also permitted in the buffer zone adjacent to Mohurli gate.

It comprises of 91 compartments, which are organized into 3 Ranges, 10 Rounds and 34 Beats

Tadoba Travel Information

Reaching Tadoba

By Air: Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is The nearest airport to Tadoba National Park.  Regular flights fly from Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata to Nagpur. One can hire taxis or cabs from the airport to reach the park. 

Incredible Tadoba provides a customized package that comes with the Pick and Drop Service from Nagpur Air Port and Railway Station. 

By Rail: 45 km away from the Tadoba national park is the nearest railway station, Chandrapur railway station. It is located on New Delhi–Chennai main line of Indian Railways and station receives trains from many major cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, etc. from Chandrapur railway station one can hire a cab to reach Tadoba.

Incredible Tadoba provides a customized package that comes with the Pick and Drop Service from Chandrapur Railway Station.

By Road: Chandrapur and Nagpur are well connected to all important cities through national highways and hence the access to Tadoba National Park is easy via Chandrapur and Nagpur even by road being at the distance of 45 Km from Chandrapur and 32 Km from Chimur. It is also well connected by road with all major cities.

Nagpur Pune Mumbai Aurangabad Raipur Jabalpur Hyderabad Bengaluru
Tadoba 145 780 920 530 340 410 440 1080

Approximate distance in kilometers from major cities

Best Time To Visit Tadoba

Tadoba is a Jungle that never disappoints. It provides a varied experience in every season. Tadoba National Park is open throughout the year {only Buffer Zones in Monsoon i.e 1st  July to 30th September} Best time to Visit Tadoba depends on what experience you are looking for.

The tropical climate makes winters the best season to visit Tadoba, winter starts in October and ends by February with pleasant climate and rich flora making it easier to spot animals during this season. This is also a good time to spot migratory birds.

Probability of sighting tigers is far more in Tadoba because of the number of tigers and the area. The best season to sight tigers would be hot months of summers which starts in March and lasts till May the hotter months of summer are April and May and is the time when the animals are seen due to scarcity of water in the jungle. The skies are clear in this season it is also the good time to spot birds.

 

Weather and Climate of Tadoba

After the scorching summers where the mercury rises up to 48 degrees, the arrival of monsoon in June is a big relief. Though the climate becomes highly humid, the rains do not fail to revive the jungle.  As the rains make the terrain inaccessible the core zones of the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve are closed between July and September and only buffer zone is open for the tourists. The visit to Tadoba National Park in monsoon is a sheer bliss where you can witness a completely different Tadoba.

Winter is the ideal time to explore Tadoba with lush greenery around. Starting from October winter lasts till February. Though the winters are not very cool in Tadoba the temperature ranges between 20°C and 30°C.  The refreshing breeze of winters also makes Tadoba a romantic getaway for couples. 

 

Tadoba Accommodation

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is one of the Project Tiger Reserves Existing in India which is also known as the breeding ground of Tigers. The tiger population has increased in this forest because of the ongoing tireless efforts of the authorities and the locals.

The probability of watching these big cats roam around in the jungle has brought Tadoba on the global map for wildlife lovers and enthusiasts.  Tadoba attracts global tourist and this has certainly given rise to a number of accommodation options unlike earlier where tourism was overlooked because of the lack of accommodation and facilities the tourism has seen rampant growth in fast few years. 

Today many accommodation options are available around the Tadoba National Park but catering to the needs of all kinds of tourist.  Ranging from luxury stay to a backpackers need though the maximum number of stay options can be found near Moharli and Kolara gate. 

Accommodation is not available at Zari, Pangdi and Khutvanda gate, Incredible Tadoba can provide the best available accommodation options within a range of 20 Kms from the respective gates.

For a complete hassle-free wildlife safari experience at Tadoba, we can help you with a customized package that includes your safari, stay and travel from Nagpur/Chandrapur. 

 

Reaching Tadoba

By Air: Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is The nearest airport to Tadoba National Park.  Regular flights fly from Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata to Nagpur. One can hire taxis or cabs from the airport to reach the park. 

Incredible Tadoba provides a customized package that comes with the Pick and Drop Service from Nagpur Air Port and Railway Station. 

By Rail: 45 km away from the Tadoba national park is the nearest railway station, Chandrapur railway station. It is located on New Delhi–Chennai main line of Indian Railways and station receives trains from many major cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, etc. from Chandrapur railway station one can hire a cab to reach Tadoba.

Incredible Tadoba provides a customized package that comes with the Pick and Drop Service from Nagpur Airport / Railway Station and Chandrapur Railway Station

By Road: Chandrapur and Nagpur are well connected to all important cities through national highways and hence the access to Tadoba National Park is easy via Chandrapur and Nagpur even by road being at the distance of 45 Km from Chandrapur and 32 Km from Chimur. It is also well connected by road with all major cities.

Approximate distance in kilometers from major cities

City Distance
Nagpur 145
Mumbai 920
Pune 780
Aurangabad 530
Tadoba Raipur 340
Jabalpur 410
Hyderabad 440
Banguluru 1080
Best Time To Visit Tadoba

Tadoba is a Jungle that never disappoints. It provides a varied experience in every season. Tadoba National Park is open throughout the year {only Buffer Zones in Monsoon i.e 1st  July to 30th September} Best time to Visit Tadoba depends on what experience you are looking for.

The tropical climate makes winters the best season to visit Tadoba, winter starts in October and ends by February with pleasant climate and rich flora making it easier to spot animals during this season. This is also a good time to spot migratory birds.

Probability of sighting tigers is far more in Tadoba because of the number of tigers and the area. The best season to sight tigers would be hot months of summers which starts in March and lasts till May the hotter months of summer are April and May and is the time when the animals are seen due to scarcity of water in the jungle. The skies are clear in this season it is also the good time to spot birds.

 

Weather and Climate of Tadoba

After the scorching summers where the mercury rises up to 48 degrees, the arrival of monsoon in June is a big relief. Though the climate becomes highly humid, the rains do not fail to revive the jungle.  As the rains make the terrain inaccessible the core zones of the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve are closed between July and September and only buffer zone is open for the tourists. The visit to Tadoba National Park in monsoon is a sheer bliss where you can witness a completely different Tadoba.

Winter is the ideal time to explore Tadoba with lush greenery around. Starting from October winter lasts till February. Though the winters are not very cool in Tadoba the temperature ranges between 20°C and 30°C.  The refreshing breeze of winters also makes Tadoba a romantic getaway for couples. 

 

Tadoba Accommodation

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is one of the Project Tiger Reserves Existing in India which is also known as the breeding ground of Tigers. The tiger population has increased in this forest because of the ongoing tireless efforts of the authorities and the locals.

The probability of watching these big cats roam around in the jungle has brought Tadoba on the global map for wildlife lovers and enthusiasts.  Tadoba attracts global tourist and this has certainly given rise to a number of accommodation options unlike earlier where tourism was overlooked because of the lack of accommodation and facilities the tourism has seen rampant growth in fast few years. 

Today many accommodation options are available around the Tadoba National Park but catering to the needs of all kinds of tourist.  Ranging from luxury stay to a backpackers need though the maximum number of stay options can be found near Moharli and Kolara gate. 

Accommodation is not available at Zari, Pangdi and Khutvanda gate, Incredible Tadoba can provide the best available accommodation options within a range of 20 Kms from the respective gates.

For a complete hassle-free wildlife safari experience at Tadoba, we can help you with a customized package that includes your safari, stay and travel from Nagpur/Chandrapur. 

 

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Wildlife at Tadoba

 

Flora

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is  predominantly southern tropical dry forest with dense woodlands comprising about 87 per cent of the protected area.

Teak and Bamboo are the most popular species of the trees that are found here. Other trees include Ain (crocodile bark), Bija, Dhauda, Hald, Salai, Semal and Tendu. Beheda, Hirda, Karaya Gum, Mahua Madhuca (crepe myrtle) and Lannea coromandelica are other common species.

Axlewood (Anogeissus latifolia) is a fire-resistant species that can be found here. Palas or flame of the forest (Butea monosperma) adds vibrant colour to the forest. Black plum trees grow in the riparian habitat around the lake.  One can be easily mesmeriszed by huge Arjun trees that are seen at the Panchadhara waterhole.

Grass and Bamboo can be  found in abundance throughout the reserve.The climber Kach Kujali (velvet bean) found here is a medicinal plant used to treat Parkinson’s disease. 

The leaves of Bheria are used as an insect repellent and Bija is a medicinal gum.

Beheda is also an important medicine found here.

Fauna

The Land of Tigers also known as Jewel of Vidarbha, apart from Royal Bengal Tiger Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is home to, Leopards, Sloth Bears, India Gaur (bison), Wild Dogs (Dhole), Sambar Deer, Spotted Deer, Barking deer, Four-horned Antelope (Chausinga), Blue Bull (Nilgai), Langoor, Rudy Mongoose, Rusty Spotted Cat, the Small Indian Civet, the Palm Civet, the Ratel,  Flying Squirrel, Hyenas, Wild Boars, Indian Pangolins, Porcupines to name a few.

Over 30 species of reptiles are also found in this park such as endangered Indian python, terrapins, star tortoise, cobra, etc. Apart from this, giant wood spider, the signature spider, and red wood spiders are also found during monsoon season.

More than 75 Species of Butterflies have been recorded here Pansies, Monarch, Mormons and Swordtails, to name a few.

Over 20 species of fishes can be found in and around Tadoba waterbodies.

Birds of Tadoba

The Tadoba lake is also known as an ornithologist's paradise. It is one of the best birding goals in Maharashtra with thick, bamboo zones, meadows, and wetlands that suits both the woodland and the wetland flying creatures.

The presence of Stream Andhari inside the Tadoba National Park offers a route to a wide decent variety of water winged creatures, and raptors.

There are roughly 195 types of flying creatures that have been recorded so far, including the endangered species, the grey-headed fish eagle, the crested serpent eagle, and the changeable hawk-eagle.

Tadoba also witnesses summer and winter migratory birds from East Africa and Siberia every year.

The intriguing feathered species found in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve including the migratory  are, Orange-headed Thrush, Indian Pitta, Crested Treeswift, Stone Curlew, Crested Honey Buzzard, Paradise Flycatcher, Bronze-winged Jacana, Lesser Goldenbacked Woodpecker, Warblers, Black-naped Blue Flycatcher, Oriental Honey Buzzard, White-eyed Buzzard, Pariah Kite, Eurasian Sparrow Hawk, Black Shouldered Kite, Shikra, Short-toed Snake Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Common Kestrel, Open Bill Stork, Black Ibis, Bar Headed Goose, Black Strok, Lesser Adjutant Strok, Brahminy Duck, Comb Duck, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Large Egret, Median Egret, Indian Shag, Purple Heron, Banded Bay Cuckoo, White-breasted Water Hen, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, River Tern, Painted Sand Grouse, Jungle Bush Quail, Indian Peafowl, Spotted Owlet, Forest Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, House Sparrow, Indian Robbin, Indian Roller, Ruby Throat, Blue Throat, Black Redstart, Grey Tit, Common Stonechat, Brahminy Myna, Asian Pied Starling, House Crow, Large-billed Crow, and many more 

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