At this time plan a relaxing holiday, going beyond the beaches and mountains, amidst the forests of Tadoba, and get up and off with the wild animals of the forest. Tadoba National Park is a haven for endangered species of the Royal Bengal Tigers. And being one of the best conservation national parks in the country, this park has been nurturing tigers for a long time.
Therefore, go on an adventurous holiday among the Tadoba forests, and experience a leisurely stay at the wildlife resorts located around the national park. And without any second thought, scroll down, and find everything you want to know before heading home to the Bengal Tigers.
About Tadoba National Park
Tadoba Andhari National Park is located in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, which till now shelters about 43 tigers. The Tiger Reserve is one of the fifty tiger reserves in India, which is also the largest and oldest national park in the state. The national park was named after the god “Tadoba”, who is worshiped by local tribes, and named after the Andhari River which flows in the middle of the forest.
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Best time to visit Tadoba National Park
The best time to visit Tadoba National Park is from March to May, to get a closer glimpse of tigers. In the month of May, the summer season is at its peak in the region. Whereas during the monsoon season lasting from June to September, the forest looks very green and fresh. After the monsoon, the wildlife sanctuary becomes alive as flowers bloom and tigers can easily be seen roaming the forest.
How to reach Tadoba National Park
1. by air
The nearest international airport from Tadoba National Park is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport located in Nagpur. It is located at a distance of 140 km from the National Park. The airport is well connected to major airports of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. From the airport, a taxi or cab can be hired to reach the national park.
2. By train
For people traveling by train, Chandrapur railway station is the nearest railway station from Tadoba Bagh Reserve. Located 45 km from the railway station, this station connects to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Jhansi. From the railway station, there is easy availability of buses and taxis to reach Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.
3. by road
There is easy connectivity of buses and taxis from Nagpur to reach Tadoba National Park. Chandrapur (45 km), and Chimur (32 km) are the two nearest bus stops to reach the tiger reserve. State-run buses are available from Nagpur to Tadoba Sanctuary at frequent intervals and there is also an easy connectivity by road to nearby cities such as Raipur, Pune, Hyderabad etc.
Distance from Nagpur to Tadoba Andhari National Park: 132 km
travel time: 2 hours 55 minutes (via Chandrapur-Mool-Nagbir-Nagpur highway)
Distance of Raipur to Tadoba Andhari National Park: 333 km
travel time: 5 hours 33 minutes
Distance from Hyderabad to Tadoba Andhari National Park: 435 km
travel time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Must See Attractions in Tadoba National Park
1. Tadoba Lake
The lake is situated amidst the Jungle Tadoba Tiger Reserve which shelters about 200 species of birds. Nestled in the southwestern part of the reserve, the lake serves as an intermediary between the forest and the farmland that extends to the Iraqi reservoir. Being home to Mugger crocodiles, endangered birds such as threatened snake eagles, gray-headed fish eagles, changbelle hawk eagles, and more.
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The gateway to the Mohrali zone, the village is located 6.5 kilometers from Tadoba National Park. Private gypsies can also be hired near the gate for a jungle safari, one of the oldest entrances to the excursion point. The entrance is located at a distance of about 180 km from Nagpur.
Places to visit near Tadoba National Park
3. Mahakali Temple in Chandrapur
Of great importance to the villagers of Chandrapur, this ancient Mahakali temple is crowded with devotees from nearby villages and other places. There is a Shani temple in the temple complex as well as an idol of Hanuman and Ganesh that you must visit during your next visit.
Distance from Tadoba National Park: 50.6 km
4. Ira Dam
This huge dam is over the Erai river, right next to Chandrapur district and Tadoba National Park. Commonly known as earth filler and gravity dam, it stands at a height of 98 feet and is as wide as 5,310 feet.
Distance from Tadoba National Park: 51.5 km
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5. Jungle Safari in Tadoba National Park
One cannot miss a thrilling wildlife safari on a trip to Tadoba National Park. This safari will take you on a ride to explore the wooded area of Tadoba and Andhari. Taking you through the jungle, the experience of a jungle safari only increases the possibility of spotting wild animals such as leopards, sloth bears, wild dogs, panthers, barking deer, wolf, and many more.
Jeep safari timing
heat: 5:30 to 4:30 in the morning, and 3:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon
Monsoon: 5 am to 7 pm and 3:30 pm to 5 pm
cold: 6 to 8 am and 2:30 pm to 4 pm
Safari Zone in Tadoba National Park
For easy viewing of wildlife in Tadoba Tiger Sanctuary, there are some safari zones inside the National Park which are recommended for travelers.
Mohali Zone: It is the best tiger shell area inside the national park and is also famous for some good habitat facilities. The Mohali zone is easily accessible by the other two entry zones, namely the Tadoba zone and the Kolsa zone.
Tadoba Zone: The Tadoba region is surrounded by beautiful locations and diverse wildlife species, which is a spectacular sight for tourists to enjoy. The Tadoba gate is easily accessible from Mohali, Navegaon, Kolara and Khutawanda.
Kolsa Region: The Kolasa zone will not give you an opportunity to get close to wildlife, but it can be a great area to enjoy beautiful forest landscapes. Moharli, Panagari and Zari are easily accessible from this region.
How to book jeep safari in Tadoba National Park?
Travelers can book a jungle safari by visiting the DFO office of Chandrapur district, and booking spots at Nandgaon gate. While jeeps can also be booked at local taxi stands that provide trained drivers for safe and adventurous rides.
Best place to stay in Tadoba National Park
1. Samvara Jungle Lodge
Located just 300 meters from Kolara Gate of Tadoba Andhari National Sanctuary, Savasara Jungle Lodge has placed a high mark on the chain of luxury resorts in the area. With an easy connectivity to the nearby attractions and the city of Nagpur, the lodge also offers guests a luxury living experience by keeping them close to nature.
Rating: 4.5 / 5
price range: INR 61,036 – INR 76,581 (on double sharing basis)
Location: Chimur, Chandrapur, Near Kolara Gate, Kolara, Maharashtra 442903
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2. Tadoba Tiger King Resort
A place at the Tadoba Tiger King Resort will be memorable when you sleep in the luxury of the resort and enjoy a view of the tranquility of nature. A perfect holiday resort for those looking for luxury under budget, with which you will get a chance to stay close to Tadoba National Park.
Rating: 4.1 / 5
price range: INR 6,514 – INR 8,768 (on double sharing basis)
Location: Tadoba Tiger King Resort Kolara Gate, Tadoba National Park, Chandrapur, Maharashtra 442903
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3. Pugmark Jungle Lodge
In the area around Moharli Gate in Tadoba National Park is this magnificent jungle lodge, which will give a full sense of luxury amidst the forest area. With a view of the national park, these magnificent resorts and cottages will give you a spectacular stay experience near the wildlife.
Rating: 4.6 / 5
price range: INR 11,575 – INR 14,603 (on double sharing basis)
Location:Tadoba, Mohali, Maharashtra 442404
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4. IRAI Safari Resort
Relaxing near IRAI Lake and just minutes from Tadoba National Park, this luxury resort will give you the experience of a royal stay in the middle of the jungle of the jungle. Apart from the lake and the national park, there is a Bhamdeli village which is a colony of tribal people. Enjoy the palace in luxury cottages and tents in the arena, and sip on your favorite drink at the Irish bar inside the resort.
Rating: 4.6 / 5
price range: INR 8,277 – INR 32,167 (on double sharing basis)
Location:Bhamdeli Road, Near Moharli Gate, Tehsil Bhadravati, District Chandrapur, Bhamdeli, Maharashtra 442404
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5. Limbon Resort
Facing the seasonal pond of village Mudholi, this luxury forest resort is nestled along the boundaries of the Pavagadh hills. This permanent eco resort is located only 10 kilometers from Moharli Gate and 3 kilometers from Khutwanda Gate. Equipped with all the comforts and luxuries, this resort is built with a vision of a hassle free stay amidst the paradise of nature.
price range: INR 18,775 – INR 27,725 (on double sharing basis)
Location: Mudholi Village, Near Moharli Gate, Mohrali 442906
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Gear up for an exciting holiday with the fearless tigers of Tadoba National Park and a surreal experience of staying close to nature. A visit to this national park will not only establish a close connection with nature, but will also give you an opportunity to observe wildlife in its raw form.
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Frequently asked questions about Tadoba National Park
What is the best time to visit Tadoba National Park?
The months of October to June are best for visiting Tadoba National Park. March to June is the best time to see the highest number of tigers.
Tadoba National Park is home to how many tigers?
According to the 2010 national census on tigers, there are 43 tigers in Tadoba National Park. Tadoba jungle safari is the best way to see tigers.
When was Tadoba National Park created?
Tadoba Andhari National Park was created in the year 1995. The area covered by Tadoba National Park including Tadoba Forest is 625.4 sq km making it the largest national park in Maharashtra.