Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve
West IndiaThis classic teak and bamboo paradise epitomises a Central Indian jungle - from the lush green foliage in early monsoons, to the dry and dusty browns and yellows of summer, you can enjoy Tadoba’s beauty throughout the year. Often referred to as The Jewel of Vidharba, Tadoba was overlooked until very recently. Visionary management and better protection now ensures it sits amongst the best parks in India with recognised tigers and their playful cubs residing around picturesque lakes like Tadoba and Telia, and the meadows of Panderpuni, Khatoda and Jamunjhora. Recent village relocation programmes are opening up new areas and new habitats and the greater area now contains over 100 tigers in its 1,854 square kilometres area. Tadoba is shrouded in the legends of its original inhabitants, the Gonds. Once great hunter-gatherers, they are now principally farmers and herders since the wave of Hindu settlers opened up these dark forests in the 18th and 19th centuries. Evidence of their tr...ibal kingdoms can still be seen in the fortress of Chanda today. The name Tadoba is derived from the legend of a Gond called Taru who was killed by a tiger. There are three tourism zones that can be accessed via one of four gates around the park - Khutwanda, Kolara, Navegaon and Mohurli.
How To Book
Safaris can be booked through your lodge or tour operators. You can also book them online:http://mahaecotourism.gov.in/Site/Common/nationalParks.aspx
Winter: Morning: 06:30 am to 11:00 am Evening: 02:00 pm to 06:00 pm Summer : Morning: 05:30 am to 10:00 am: Evening: 03:30 pm to 07:00 pm The Park is now open all year round.
Getting Around the Park
Game viewing is done in jeeps that can be hired from Khutwanda, Kolara and Mohurli Gates or booked by your lodge. Prices start from R 2,500. Canters are available from Mohurli having a capacity of 20 people and have to be booked directly on arrival at the gate. Safari departures take place at 6:30 am and 3:30 pm. Tadoba also offers walking safaris, silent electric-operated Pontoon boats and sit-ups on photographic hides.
Weekdays: R 750 for cars and jeeps,
R 1,500 for mini buses
Weekends and Holidays: R 1,000 for cars and
jeeps | R 2,000 for mini buses
Guide Fees: R 300
By Air: Nagpur (140 -250 km depending on the gate). By Rail / Road: Nagpur (140 km). The nearest railway station is Chandrapur (45 km), Warora (42 km) and Chimur (32 km) is the nearest town. Local transport can be hired to reach the reserve from Chandrapur and Chimu
PUG Lodges In This Park
Located beside the village of Bhamdeli, this comfortable lodge is spread across 14 acres of naturally restored landscape overlooking the glistening waters of the Irai Lake that borders this tiger park.
Set over ten acres of land near the Kolara tribal hamlet, Svasara is a Sanskrit word meaning nest, which is exactly what the lodge aims to offer - a place of security and belonging that exists in harmony with its natural surroundings.
Nestled in the Bhavgadh hills across a large seasonal pond near the Mudholi village is Limban Resort - a sustainable eco-resort that strives to provide the highest standards of comfort and hospitality
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