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Best Time to Visit Tadoba National Park, Maharashtra

“Escape to the ‘Jewel of Vidarbha’ Tadoba National Park for enchanting Tiger Safari Trails”

Tadoba National Park Gateway to adventure. It is one of the best Tiger reserves in Maharashtra. For wildlife aficionados, nature lovers and adventure buffs this is a highly recommended place to drink the nectar of natural bliss. Indulge in sheer thrill and collect for yourself priceless memories at Tadoba National Park.

The Park is the secure abode of diverse wildlife. Southern tropical dry deciduous forest, with dense woodland vegetation and animals like Chital, Chausinga, Sambars, Barking Deer, Sloth Bear, Nilgai, Indian Bison, Wild Dog, Wild Boar and Leopard make Tadoba an incredible natural museum. The national park is considered an offbeat track and thus multiplies the fun for all those who decide to visit this reserve.

Quick Information Table – Tadoba National Park

Tadoba National Park Nickname Jewel of Vidarbha
Area 626 sq. Km
Forest Type Southern Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest
Prominent Tree Species Teak Tree
Main Attraction Tiger Safari
Ranges Three Ranges namely Tadoba north range, Kolsa south range, and Moharli range
Water Bodies 2 Lake and one River namely ‘Tadoba Lake,’ ‘Kolsa Lake,’ and ‘Tadoba River.’
Best Time to Visit October to june but for Tiger Sightings – March to June

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Wildlife Tourism in Tadoba National Park

Tadoba Wildlife Tourism

Tadoba being the top-rated national park for tiger sightings has sights and sounds worth your time. Once you are here there are numerous tourist activities to do apart from wildlife Safari which will become your joyful memory for a lifetime. Here is a list of the top activities to do in Tadoba National Park.

Jeep Safari – Tourists from all over the world come here to explore the heart of the wild in a Jeep Safari. Why not? It is the best way to watch majestic tigers and other wild creatures and blend with the beauty of the pristine nature, indulge in photography and find beautiful birds to soothe the wild heart.  The wilderness of Tadoba is divided into three forest ranges- Tadoba North Range, Moharli Range, Kolsa South Range and each range offers the best wildlife experience.

Best Time to Visit Tadoba National Park

Tropical climate makes winter season the best time to visit Tadoba National Park. However, the best season to sight tigers would be the hotter months (April to May). Post monsoon is also a good time to visit Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary when the jungle becomes lush green and is filled with flowers.

Safari Timing Chart:

Open top ‘Gypsy’ or Jeep is available for safari in Tadoba National Park. Private vehicles are also allowed; however, you have to take the forest guide along. The safari timings in Tadoba Tiger Reserve are as follows:

  • Morning Jeep Safari: 6:00 am to 10.00 am. (entry allowed until 8.00 am.)
  • Afternoon Jeep Safari: 6:00 pm until 6.00 pm (entry allowed until 4.30 pm.)

Top Delightful Things to Do in Tadoba National Park

Tadoba Tiger

  • Irai Lake Boat Ride
  • Night Safari
  • Butterfly Garden of Tadoba
  • Sevagram Ashram
  • Night Watch Towers
  • Kayak Boating

Irai Lake Boat Ride

Boat Ride in Irai Lake is an absolutely must not miss activity in Tadoba National Park. A heavenly boat ride on the emerald backwaters of Irai is a sight of delight for the eyes and mind. You will also witness numerous migratory and resident bird species.

So, don’t forget to take your binoculars to not miss the pleasure and sweet chirpings of soul pleasing birds. It is one of the best things to do in Tadoba National Park. Birds like Oriental honey buzzards, White-eyed buzzards, Indian rollers, Indian pitta, and also paradise flycatchers will definitely be able to secure a place in your heart.

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Night Safari

If you want to experience something different to enrich your wildlife travel experience then night Safari in the wild of Tadoba will be one of the best things to do. The shiny eyes of wild creatures, their dramatic sounds will amaze your mind and you might get lucky if you spot the scene of wild predators catching its prey. The forest looks enchanting at night and it will give you a different perspective and understanding of nightlife in Tadoba Forest.

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Butterfly Garden of Tadoba

Agarzari village on Chandrapur-Moharli Road is blessed with a beautiful Butterfly Garden which is one of the best tourist attractions of Tadoba Tiger Reserve. Around 80 species of butterflies adorn the land. In Fact, it is a home to the state’s butterfly Blue Mormon which will blow your heart away. You must visit this place for an amazing fun-filled trip. Butterfly shaped fountains, souvenir shop, kids’ zone, cafeteria, Machaan walk and dangling bridge will make the sightseeing more interesting.

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Sevagram Ashram

You must visit Sevagram Ashram to get some amazing glimpses of the artifacts related to the Indian Freedom struggle.  This Ashram was established by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and it used to be his residence until his death in 1948. This beautiful and peaceful Ashram is not only a good option to explore and know the vast history of India but also soothe your soul and eyes with the picturesque landscapes all around.

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Night Watch Towers

Ever sat on a watch tower at night in the midst of a jungle? Not yet? Too bad, it is one of the best activities to do in Tadoba Tiger Reserve once in a lifetime. It’s a different experience.

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Kayak Boating

One should not miss Kayak Boating in the Moharli area of Tadoba National Park. enjoy the mesmerizing sunrise, watch blissful bird species and a scenic boat ride to make your trip memorable. It is one of the top things to do in Tadoba National Park.

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How to Reach Tadoba Tiger Reserve

How to Reach Tadoba National Park

  • By Air: The closest airport is at Nagpur, from where one can take a cab to Chandrapur
  • By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Chandrapur (49kms) and Nagpur (151kms).
  • By Road: There are frequent buses from Chandrapur to Moharli Village. Also, cab/taxi facilities are also available in large numbers.

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Where to Stay while enjoying the Wildlife of Tadoba National Park:

MTDC Resort Inside Tadoba

A plethora of options surround you when it comes to resorts in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra. Hotels in Tadoba offer comfortable stay amidst the wilderness and that too without burning a hole in your pockets. Royal Tiger Resort, Serai Tiger Camp, Irai Safari Retreat are some good accommodation options.

Whereas if you are looking for least expensive hotel options at Moharli, then Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation hotel and the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra guesthouse and dormitory can be good choices.

Eco huts offered by the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra are an excellent choice for those who are looking for budget accommodation in Tadoba Tiger Reserve. For a stay amongst nature, book yourself at Tiger Trails Jungle Eco Lodge at Khutwanda gate.

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Best Places to Visit in and around Tadoba National Park

Tadoba Lake

  • Tadoba Lake
  • Tadoba Pillars
  • Chandrapur
  • Nagpur
  • Ramdegi Temple
  • Markanda Village
  • Bor Wildlife Sanctuary

Tadoba Lake

Amidst the enchanting Tadoba reserve forest, Tadoba Lake teeming with numerous varieties of bird species is a scenic spot to behold. Witness and listen to the soothing calls of endangered crested Serpent Eagle, Indian pitta, Oriental honey, Grey-headed fish eagle, Changeable Hawk eagle and also spot Mugger crocodiles around the lake.  “Hope is a thing with feathers and sings the tune without verse”. Feel it.  It is one of the best places to visit in Tadoba National Park.

Tadoba Pillars

Let the sandstone pillars of Tadoba take to the world of Britishers. Yes, these pillars are an interesting and a very popular tourist attraction to behold in Tadoba National Park. These pillars were built by Britishers for their comfort as they often lost their way in the rainy season when the Irai river overflowed. So, It was difficult to find the way up from Chimur to Tadoba. There were many pillars out of which only 35 survived and left on the road. It is also said that these pillars were also used for delivering confidential messages.

Chandrapur 

Chandrapur is one of the most popular tourist places near Tadoba Tiger Reserve. If you want to enjoy heritage tourism then Chandrapur will blow your heart away. There are many natural caves, Forts more than 200 years old, ancient sculptures, scenic Dams and pristine lakes, rare Buddhist relics and magnificent palaces and monuments built by gond to Bhosale emperors. You will also witness British landmarks. Don’t forget the stunning age-old temples like Mahakali Mandir of 18th century, Gajlaxmi Dwar of 11th century, Bhawani Mandir and Bhonda Mahadev Mandir etc. You will be spellbound to see the ancient landmarks this place treasures.

Nagpur

Not very far from Tadoba National Park, the grandeur of antiquity and stunning natural beauty of Nagpur will surely be the best excursion tour for a wonderful holiday. Majestic forts, scenic temples, splendid landscapes and exotic wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks makes Nagpur an ideal retreat to feel the soothing silence of nature and royalty of the kings of India. You will also behold orange trees in abundance and enjoy the rich taste of fresh orange juice. Maharashtrian cuisines and Saoji delicacies will be the bliss of lifetime. One who visits Tadoba National Park should never miss a chance to explore the beautiful city of Nagpur.

Ramdegi Temple

Located in Chimur Taluka of chandrapur, Ramdegi Temple has blissful vibes which will captivate your mind. It is the best place to spend some quality time with your family and friends around Tadoba National Park and be one with the almighty. Lush green farms all around and the serene temple of Lord Rama are one of the wonderful sights to behold in Tadoba. It is a perfect place to escape from the chaos of the cities. Buddha Vihar is just a few steps away from Ramdegi Temple which houses an amazing Buddha Sculpture near a Banyan tree. If you are lucky, you might spot Sloth bears and tigers around the area.

Markanda Village

Pay your visit to the most beautiful abode of Lord Shiva, Markanda Village. It is located only 65km away from Chandrapur. The numerous ancient temples and monuments on the banks of meandering Vainganga river earned this place a name – Mini Khajuraho. It is very popular for its landmark destination, Markandeya Temple which as per the legend is a place of worship for sage Markandeya. It is a place full of tranquil vibes and spiritual enchantment. The carvings on the walls of temples are one of a kind. It is a peaceful escape for those who want to explore something different from wildlife sightings and natural landscapes. It is one of the top places to visit near Tadoba National Park.

Bor Wildlife Sanctuary

House of Wild Tigers, Leopards, Panthers, Nilgai, Hyenas, Sloth Bears and many more wild creatures, Bor Wildlife Sanctuary in Wardha District will never disappoint you if you want more wildlife sightings apart from Tadoba Tiger Reserve. Varieties of migratory birds and aquatic species and stunning natural beauty of the forest will lure your lens to capture amazing pictures as a token of memory to remember for lifetime. The cluster of scenic villages around Bor makes the place one of the most preferred tourist destinations for nature lovers. It is also one of the popular tourist attractions near Tadoba Tiger Reserve.

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So, the places in and around Tadoba Tiger Reserve have something to offer to every kind of tourist. Some places would rekindle your interest in nature, some would give you the glimpse of India’s ancient past.  Amazing forts, temples, monuments, stunning wildlife sanctuaries and mesmerizing cities like Nagpur and Chandrapur would make your trip to Tadoba National Park one of the best trips to remember in life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.Why is Tadoba National Park famous?

Sprawling over an area of about 1727 sq. Tadoba National Park is one of the largest Tiger Reserves of Maharashtra. It is very popular for its exotic wildlife, especially tiger sightings. Tadoba Got Its name from a God Tadoba who is worshipped by tribal people living in Tadoba Forest and Andhari region. The scenic Andhari River flows through Tadoba Forest is another reason why it got its name as Tadoba Andhari Forest Reserve.

Q.What is the best time for Tiger sightings in Tadoba Tiger Reserve?

The month of March to June is the best time for Tiger sightings as they come near water bodies to quench their thirst.

Q.What kind of Floras and Faunas are found in Tadoba National Park?

  • Flora of Tadoba Tiger Reserve - Species of Hyptis Suaveolens, Lantana Camara, and Parthenium. Teak is one of the most prominent tree species found here. Deciduous trees consisting of Dhauda, Hald, Salai, Semal, Tendu and unique floral species like Axlewood Anogeissus Latifolia and Butea Monosperma are some attractive sights to behold. Arjun trees, medicinal plants like Kach Kujali, Bheria, Bija, and Beheda add more charm to the biodiversity of the forest.
  • Fauna of Tadoba Tiger Reserve- Royal Bengal Tigers, Indian Leopards, Sloth Bears, Gaur, Nilgai, Dhole, Striped Hyena, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cats, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Chital, Chausingha and Honey Badger. There are around 80 species of butterflies. Reptile species include Indian Cobra, Terrapins, Indian star tortoise and around 195 species of birds would please your soul in Tadoba Tiger Reserve.

Published: 17 Nov, 2021

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Anil Rana

As a tour manager at TourMyIndia.com, Anil Rana has helped his clients in exploring the Indian wildlife and cultural heritage. His love for travel has imparted him immense knowledge of Indian wildlife, cultural heritage, leisure destinations. To help travellers all across the world, he loves to pen down his experiences and wisdom about cultural, wildlife and leisure travel in India.