Tadoba National Park:
Tadoba National Park is situated in the Chandrapur district of the Maharashtra State of India. Tadoba-Andheri Tiger Reserve (TATR) is the largest reserved forest area in Maharashtra, with a total area of 625.4 square kilometers. This includes Tadoba National Park, created in 1955 with an area of 116.55 square kilometers and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary created in 1986 covering an area of 508.85 square kilometers. The rest of the forested area forms the fringes and buffer zones.
The park derives its name from ‘Taru’ a local deity, whereas the Andhari river that meanders through the forest gives the sanctuary its name. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve also has several lakes, wetlands and a reservoir of dam on Andhari river. Census details show that the tiger population in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) is going steady with 65 big cats, excluding 20-odd cubs sighted in this wilderness, according to park officials, which is encouraging still.
Tadoba wilderness is an infinite treasure trove of innumerable species of trees, plants and grasses; Bamboo is the dominant species that accounts for more than sixty percent of the total forest cover, sal, the broad-leafed and groves of jamun. Wildlife that includes tigers, leopards, sloth bears, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, gaur, barking deer, nilgai, sambar, and cheetal, and, two rare species that are sighted here- the elusive treeshrew and the brow-antlered deer or chausingha. Numerous species of birds, reptiles and insects are also native to these forests. The reserve has three administrative zones; Moharli, Tadoba, and Kolsa, with a different entry gate for each of them. Moharli gate is the most popular entry point, due to its proximity to Chandrapur, the nearest railhead.
It is important to plan your trip well in advance, as the reserve has a very limited number of places to stay and sasfari facilities. Elephant rides are also available in the park.
Best time to visit Tadoba National Park:
The park is open for most of the year but the best time to visit is from November to May. In the summer when water becomes scarce most of the animals including tigers can be seen near watering holes. Tigers can be spotted in April and May but the temperature can really shoot up to 46 degrees.
Jungle Safari in Tadoba National Park
Jungle Safari: Jeep will pickup from hotel 30 min before jungle safari starts. Our local representative will arrange all the bookings. Morning Safari starts at 0600 Hrs and ends at 1100 Hrs. Afternoon Safari begins at 1500 Hrs and end at 1830 Hrs. These vehicles are safe and comfortable. Entrance to the Tadoba Tiger Reserve is for limited number of visitors. The visitors need to carry their Photo Id if they enter on tickets purchased in advance.
NOTE: The Tiger Reserve is closed on Tuesdays so we request you to plan your itinerary accordingly.
Tadoba Hotels & Resorts
Wildlife in Tadoba National Parks