Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project Travel Guide, Wildlife Resorts in Tadoba, Safari’s in Tadoba
Maharashtra’s oldest and largest National Park, the “Tadoba National Park”, also known as the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is one of India’s 47 project tiger reserves existing in India. It lies in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra State and approximately 150 km away from Nagpur. Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is one of India’s 47th project tiger reverses existing in India. The total area of tiger reserve is 1,727 sq.km which includes Tadoba National Park created in the year 1955. The name ” Tadoba” is the name of the god “ Tadoba or Taru” praised by the tribal people of Andhari region. whereas “Andhari” is derived from the name of “Andhari River“.
Their is few lakes in Tadoba forest area which ensures rich in water resources for the park. Among them Irai lake is one well known among tourists. It remains filled with water throughout the year, even in extreme summers.These lakes are the prime residential place for marshy crocodiles. Major part of the forest is thrived in hilly areas. It covers Chimur Hills and Andhari Sanctuary covers covers Moharali & Kolsa ranges. So many Hillocks and terrains provide a shelter to wild life.
The Tadoba Tiger Reserve is rich in flora and fauna. Some of the famous flora of this park include, Teak, Ain, Bija, Dhauda, Hald, Salai, Semal, Tendu, Beheda, Hirda, Karaya gum, Mahua Madhuca, Arjun, Bamboo, Bheria, Black Plum, and many others. Apart from this the list of animals are Tigers, Indian leopards, Sloth bears, Gaur, Nilgai, Dhole, Striped Hyena, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cats, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Chital, Marsh Crocodile, Indian Python, Indian Cobra, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Peacock, Jewel Beetles, Wolf Spiders, etc.
Best Time To Visit Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary
Tadoba national park is open for visitors from 15-Oct to 30-June every season. Tadoba national park remains open for all 07 days in a week.Till now, it remains closed on every Tuesday but as per new rule, it will remain open on Tuesday also.
- The Summer( March – June) in Tadoba is very hot and the temperature may rise up to 47 degree centigrade .Despite the scorching heat, this time is the best time to visit Tadoba since it is easy to sight animals near lakes.
- In Tadoba Monsoon starts from July. Heavy rainfall is observed and humidity is also high
- In the months of October to February, winter arrives giving relief from humid temperature. However, winters in Tadoba are not so cool. The weather remains pleasant and you can enjoy the beauty of nature which is at its peak in this period. This could also be the best time to visit the place.
Wildlife Resorts in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
Accommodation in Tadoba offers luxury stay amidst the forest. Some of the major hotels for comfortable stay include:
- Svasara Jungle Lodge, Tadoba
- Seral Tiger Camp
- Irai Safari Retreat
- Tiger Trail Jungle Eco Lodge
Taking Budget into consideration Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation hotel (Mohrali) and the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra guesthouse and dormitory room are also perfect for accommodation. Apart from this, Eco huts provided by the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra are also good for those who are looking for budget lodging in Tadoba National Park.
Safari Timings in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
The safari in Tadoba Tiger Reserve will offers an opportunity to explore the rich wildlife of the park and spot the animals like tiger, leopard, wild dogs, sloth bear, etc. There are three zones in the reserve that gives access to the Jeep Safari, namely Moharli Zone, Tadoba Zone, and Kolsa Zone. The timings of the Jeep Safari for the winter and summer are mentioned below
- From 1st October to 30th November : 6:00 A.M to 8:00 A.M and 2:30 P.M to 4: 00 P.M
- From 1st December to 29th February : 6:30 A.M to 8: 30 A.M and 2:00 P.M to 3:30 P.M
- From 1st March to 30th April : 5:30 A.M to 7: 30 A.M and 3:00 P.M to 4.30 P.M
- From 1st May to 30th June :5 AM to 7 AM and 3.30 PM – 5 PM