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1Wildlife at its supreme!
Wildlife at its supreme!

HolidayIQ Reviewer Monica Rai says, “Truly the Land of the tigers! Imagine endless dense forest teeming with millions of wildebeest, towering boulders sprawling with tawny tigers and cubs, and the earthy smell seized by the monsoon brimming in mist. Imagine a place completely unaware of civilization where wildlife still reigns supreme. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nikhil Garde shares, “The place is very good for sighting tigers, deer, cheetahs, panthers, and other wild habitats. The best timing for the safari is in winter and summer. The forest is reserved for tigers especially. ”


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Reviews (48)

Pinky Danani

Pinky Danani3.9/5

8 reviews

Jungle Safari Experience

The jungle safari at Tadoba needs to be well planned. We booked our trip through Travel Trikon. Although our booking wasn't done so much in advance our tour organizer managed to get through the Core Zone of the forest for one day . . We managed to get very good tiger sightings. We saw Choti Tara and her two cubs playfully playing around the lake in the jungle. We had awesome forest guides who managed to get to us the right spots at the forest. Apart from that we also saw Elephant, CIBil cat which is a nocturnal animal. We also had a lot of bird sightings. Since it was very hot in Tadoba, we use to take rest after our safaris and chill out. Over all our trip to the jungle safari was a beautiful one. We were warned by the hotel staff not to venture out alone in the road post 7 pm since it is forest area so wild animals could be on the prowl. We left tadoba with aweosome and happy memories

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Bandish Parekh

Bandish Parekh4.3/5

5 reviews

Do's And dont's of Tadoba Safari

It was our first time at a safari and like any other tourist we go ogled up all the dos and donts to get the best experience. After doing the trip I would like to make my own list to help travelers and friends to get the most out of a wildlife safari . . One of the most debatable questions is when to do this safari. While the sightings of tigers are more in the summer ( March - June the heat is kind of unbearable. On the other hand in the winters the animals don't come out much and spend most of the times hibernating so you're sightings are less common. Thus we planned our trip in February where we got to experience the best of both the weathers. Mornings were really cold (12-15 deg cel) and afternoon safaris got quite (but not unbearably) hot. One must come for the safari with the intention to enjoy the jungle and see nature and wild life in its natural habitat. If the purpose of your visit is only and only to spot a tiger you will probably not enjoy your safari experience. This is because you have to be lucky enough to spot a tiger. Jungles are pretty dense and tigers being an endangered species there are not too many of them in the areas that we are allowed to venture. Only 10-15 percent of the forest is open to tourists and the rest is a restricted zone. You get a maximum of 2 safaris per day. First being 6 30 am to 10-1030 and second one 2:00 pm to 530 pm. The cost of the safari is per vehicle and you can stuff up to 6-7 adults also but I would recommend not more than 4-5 adults excluding the driver and the guide. You need to prebook your safaris as spot registration is subject to availability and it's always almost full. I enjoyed the morning safari more as the jungle looked and felt really awesome at that time. It's a thrilling experience to track pug marks and guess the direction of movement of the animal. In order to concise the review I'd like to make a list of important points for the safari. 1. Do at least 4 safaris, 2 mornings and 2 afternoons would be good. You can spread this over 2-3 days. Prebook your safaris. I recommend 2 for buffer zone and 2 for moharli. 2. Printouts of your booking and identification are compulsory to carry. 3. Full sleeve shirt or would be a good protection from the sun. 4. Carry hats / caps, jacket during winter, dust mask without fail, clear eyeglasses (preferable if they completely cover your eyes ), a good point and shoot camera or Mobile phone with a good camera would also do, binoculars are a must. 5. It is really dusty especially when you are lined up behind other vehicles so all your clothes/ watches/shades are going to get filled with dirt and dust. Carry sunscreen, shampoo and face wash ( pref a scrub ). 6. Do not pressurize the driver and the guide for a tiger sighting. It's not in anyone's hand. And you're quite likely to no spot one. Tip them well as they hardly make much money and they depend on tips to make a living. 7. There is no network of any carrier in the jungle. 8. Carry light food and water and refreshments as safaris are 3-4 hour long and you may get hungry/ thirsty. 9. Back home there much to do. No tv/activities and remember Chandrapur is a dry district. You have to carry your own stuff but remember if you are caught they are very strict about the same and apparently you could end up paying a huge fine or even imprisonment. 10. Lastly, patience is the key to enjoy the safari. After all, patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet.

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Tadoba Overview

Tadoba is a Tiger Reserve, which is situated in the Chandrapur District, in the state of Maharashtra. It is located at a distance of about 45 km from Chandrapur and about 147 km from Nagpur. It is often referred to as the ‘Jewel of Vidharba’. Vidharba is a region located in the north-eastern part of the state.

Spread over several acres of land and set around a calm lake, Tadoba houses the oldest national park in the state, which was opened in the year 1935. In 1955 it was acknowledged as a National Park. The Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife Santuary collectively form the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. Today, among all the 28 tiger reserves in India, it is the most popular one. This place is also known as a mixed teak jungle.

Tadoba is named after the local tribal god ‘Taru’. According to legend, ‘Taru’, who was the village chief, was killed in a fight with the tiger. He is worshipped as the God of Tadoba by all the villagers. The sanctuary on the other hand is named after the Andhari River that flows through the forest.

Since it lies in the heart of a reserved forest, it is home to numerous species of trees, plants and wildlife. Some of the animals inhabiting this place are tigers, sloth bears, leopards, jungle cats, panthers, hyenas, bison, nilgai, barking deer, sambar deer, cheetal deer, civets, gaur, etc.

The Reserve has about 50 different tigers. Moreover, about 195 species of birds can also be found in this forest. The swamplands in Tadoba are one of the very few places inhabited by marsh crocodile. Migratory ducks visit the Tadoba Lake during the winter season.

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve Park has 4 entry gates namely, Moharli, Zari, Navegaon and Pangadi. Moharli is the most popular entry gate for safaris. In the morning, entry is allowed between 06:00 am and 09:30 am and the exit time is 11:00 am. During the evenings, entry is allowed between 03:00 pm and 05:30 pm and the exit time is 07:00 pm. The Park remains closed on Tuesdays.

Jungle safaris are usually conducted in buses that can accommodate about 12 people at one time. The bus is driven throughout the park, which gives visitors a chance to experience wildlife in their natural habitat. Gypsies can be hired at the Moharli Gate and private vehicles can be arranged from Chandrapur city. Overnight staying facilities are also available at the Tadoba National Park.

Photos of Tadoba

Tadoba National Park, Tadoba

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Manoj Bhataria

Wild Boar and Gaur
Tadoba National Park, Tadoba

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Nikhil Garde

Tadoba National Park, Tadoba
Tadoba National Park, Tadoba

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Upamanyu Roy

Lake in the national park

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