Magnificent Tigers of Tadoba

by pateluday

Tadoba Tiger Reserve is a prime habitat of the predators. With high visibility of wild tigers the reserve has shot to fame. The refuge offers sighting of many animals and birds.

Situated in the Indian State of Maharashtra, Tadoba is also known as Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR). Andhari River flows through the National Park acting as a crucial life line of the ecosystem. The lake is the most picturesque element of the ecosystem and supports many species of birds, fishes, turtles and the marsh crocodile.

The dense foliage and rugged topography is ideal for adventure in the wild. The amazing biodiversity has given birth to myriads life form of which the tiger is the top most (food chain).

The vast road networks cover most of the habitats of the carnivora and thus offer excellent chance of an encounter. The rivers, water bodies, hills and grasslands are all ingredients for a fantastic panorama.

Entrance Tadoba

Tadoba Entrance Photo
Tadoba Entrance Photo
Teerath Singh

Tadoba Tiger

Predator at Tadoba Reserve
Male Tiger at Tadoba
Male Tiger at Tadoba
Teerath Singh

About The Reserve

Tadoba National Park

tiThe erstwhile princely state forests have suddenly come into the limelight. Tadoba has become the best place in India to see the tiger in its natural habitat.  

Situated in Chandrapur District in Central India near Nagpur City it is easily accessible by road.

The destination is part of Central Indian Highlands so aptly described by James Forsyth in his book with the same name.   

Chandrapur was the seat of the Gond tribe in Central India during the ancient times. The Fort at Chandrapur is a testimony to their rule.   

The park is largest in Maharashtra and the oldest. It is a conservation unit with primary focus on the Bengal Tiger. The population is nearing ninety in total area of 1727 There are fifty eight tigers in the adjoining forest.

Tadoba thus offers great probability of sighting these mighty predators. Others animals that are frequently seen are the leopard, sloth bear, wild dog, bison, sambar and spotted deer. The animal commonly seen are the jackal, langur, wild boar, deer and rhesus macaque.     

Photo Tiger Safari at Tadoba

Tiger Sighting
Tiger Safari on Jeep
Tiger Safari on Jeep
Teerath Singh

Tiger Safari & Tourism at Tadoba

Tiger Tourism

Tiger on KillThe park is divided into nine zones of which three are in the buffer. The rest are in the core zone or the critical tiger habitat.  

Entry Gates at Tadoba National park 

  1. Zhari 
  2. Khutvanda
  3. Kolara
  4. Moharli
  5. Navegaon
  6. Pangdi - 
  7. Alizanza 
  8. Devada Adegaon Agarzari 
  9. Junona

Like other parks entry permit is required for excursions here. The jeeps are available for hire near the gates. All the safari bookings can be done by the hotel you are putting up at. It is advisable to book permits in advance at least two months before or more. 

A zone is allotted during the bookings. You can roam around in the prescribed zone not elsewhere. A forest guide accompanies the jeep - which is mandatory. At Tadoba TR you have a good chance of sighting tigers and leopards. This is one of the reserve where the two predators can be sighted both inside and outside the park. This is why tourists flock to see them here.    

The tigers and leopards are often encountered while on activity. This makes the romance of sightings memorable and lasts one's lifetime.   

Open Jeep Excursions

Jeep Safari
Jeep Safari
Teerath Singh

Leopard Image


Videos of Tadoba

Tiger Image

Carnivore Photo
Bengal Tiger
Bengal Tiger
Bunty Jain

Factfile Tadoba

Entry ateTourism - Hotels - Location

The tourism infrastructure at TATR is well equipped to handle large number of tourists. The connectivity via Nagpur is excellent and most tourists arrive via this city with rail head and airport. 

The tourism takes place throughout the year and hence more people visit this park, some arrive even during the monsoon. All arrive here to see the  tigers of Tadoba in the enchanting wilderness. Many arrive here for bird watching, some visit for relaxation and enjoying the resort facilities.

There are temples and monuments nearby which can be visited after the tour is over.

For accommodation many hotels are here and more are being established. The accommodations range from budget to luxury categories.  The entry to Tadoba Tiger Reserve  is widespread hence one must try to stay at the nearest hotel. those planning to arrive during holiday seasons should have carried out all reservations in advance.   

Map of Tadoba

Teerath Singh

Tiger Cub

Photo Young Tiger

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Updated: 05/15/2020, pateluday
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