Tadoba is a tiger reserve situated in Chandrapur District of Maharashtra in India. An abode of the tribal the deep recess and verdant forests abound in wilderness and it is one of the best places to see the tiger in India. The National Park is good for birders as well, as avian abound. The destination boasts of luxury resorts that have made a reputation for themselves and provide a good and comfortable stay. The reserve is also a conservation centers playing an important role in Project Tiger Program.
Tadoba Home of Tigers and a Recreational Venue
Tiger reserves in India are centers of recreation. Holiday makers come here seeking tigers but end up enjoying the magnificent diversity and a stupendous holiday experience.
Abundant Tiger Sightings
The destination can easily boast of being the best tiger sighting destination in India. Tigers are being sighted here quite frequently and easily. This has attracted many tourists since last few years and wildlife photographers alike. The easy access and cordial ambiance is again a positive factor for tourism to increase.
The big cats can be spotted during the game safaris in pairs or singly near the waterholes and the forest canopy. Day safaris offer the best chance for photography with abundant sunlight.
Image of Tiger
Top Predator at Tadoba
A Diversity Hub
Tadoba is a diversity hub with varied tree species that constitute the dry deciduous forests. The geography is diverse as well along with abundant source of water which acts as safe haven for many species of mammals, birds, insects and reptiles.
This is the best destination to experience the forests of India and their offerings. Long forgotten this erstwhile hunting reserve has come into limelight and the animals are safe from the gun and feel at home with the camera.
Birds of National Park
Tadoba is home to many species of birds which are interesting to watch. The variety is immense and the range extensive from forest species and wetland one's. The destination receives winter migrants which can be seen along with the resident species.
The list includes
Verditer Flycatcher (WM)
Asian Paradise Flycatcher (R)
Malabar Pied Hornbill (R)
Black Naped Flycatcher (R)
Sulphur Bellied Warbler (WM)
Blyth's Leaf Warbler(WM)
Common Chiff Chaff (R)
Black Redstart (WM)
Orange Headed Ground Thrush (R)
Racket Tailed Drongo (R)
White Bellied Drongo (R)
Common Iora (R)
Indian Scimitar Babbler (R)
Tawny Bellied Babbler(R)
Puff Throated Babbler
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher(R)
Yellow Browed Leaf Warbler (WM)
Indian Peacock (R)
Blue Winged Leaf Birds (R)
Gold Fronted Leaf Birds (R)
Crested Serpent Eagle(R)
Crested Hawk Eagle(R)
White Eyed Buzzard(R)
More than two hundred avian can be checklisted at Tadoba National Park. The ideal time is when the migrants arrive that is the winters. But summer birding is as rewarding whence the resident species are seen due to thinning of the canopy.
Black Shouldered Kite
Irai Lodge Tadoba
Safari Resorts At Tadoba
The reserves organizes two game safaris in a day and tourists stay here for at least three nights. There is a good enough need of luxury accommodation at Tadoba. In order to fulfill the accommodation need plenty of luxury resorts have come up in recent time. Some of them subscribe to International Standards in terms of quality and comforts. The resorts are the recreational venues as well. They organize village walks, nature trails and bird watching tours. Besides outdoor activities the resorts at Tadoba National Park organize local performances and camp fires. The cuisine is an experience as well with local of touch added to Indian specialties.
Some of the reputed ones are as listed below:
- Luxury and Semi-Luxury Hotels and Resorts
- Svasera Resort - Kolara Gate
- Irai Safari Retreat - Mohurli Gate
- Sarai Jungle Resort - Mohurli Gate
- Tiger Trails Jungle Lodge - Khutwanda Gate
- Royal Tiger Resort - Mohurli Gate
- Tiger Heaven Resort - Mohurli Gate
- Budget Hotels and Resorts
- Chava Kolara - Kolara Gate
- MTDC - Mohurli Gate
Jharana Resort at Tadoba
Jharana Luxury Lodge
How to Reach
Tadoba is a tiger reserve as well as a National Park. It encompasses and area of more than 1700 sq.km with a core zone of 625 sq.km.
It is situated in the Chandrapur District of Maharashtra near Nagpur Airport at a distance of around 125 kilometres. The distance to different entry gates may vary. The airport is connected to Mumbai and New Delhi.
Nagpur is als a rail head connected to Mumbai.
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