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Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, located in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, India, is a vibrant ecosystem renowned for its high density of Bengal tigers. This oldest and largest national park in Maharashtra offers an immersive wilderness experience with its rich biodiversity and picturesque landscapes.

Forest Size

1,727 km2

Forest Type

Dry Deciduous Forest with Teak and Bamboo Trees

Mammal Focus

Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Spotted Deer, Indian Bison, Sloth Bear, Sambar Deer

Common Birds

Forest Owlet, Red-Crested Pochard, Purple-Rumped Sunbird, Purple-Rumped Sunbird

Welcome to Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, located in Maharashtra, India, is one of the country’s oldest and largest national parks. Established in 1955, it covers an area of 625.4 square kilometers and is named after the local deity Tadoba and the Andhari River that meanders through the forest. The reserve is renowned for its significant tiger population, making it a prime destination for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

The park is divided into various zones, each offering unique experiences and opportunities for wildlife sightings. The core zones include Tadoba, Kolsa, and Moharli, each rich in biodiversity and scenic beauty. The Tadoba zone is known for its dense teak forests and frequent tiger sightings. The Kolsa zone, with its bamboo thickets and undulating terrain, offers sightings of leopards, wild dogs, and sloth bears. The Moharli zone is a favorite among tourists for its well-developed infrastructure and accessible safari options.

Buffer zones like Agarzari, Devada, and Junona complement the core areas by providing additional habitats for wildlife and reducing human-wildlife conflict. Each zone in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve offers a unique glimpse into the vibrant and diverse ecosystem of this majestic wildlife sanctuary.

Tour Package Inclusions & Exclusions
What is included in our tour packages?

When you book with Into The Wild, our packages usually include the following (can vary based on individual client requirements):

  • Luxury accommodation in a premium, hand-picked property
  • All meals, including a welcome drink, breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening tea/coffee (might vary depending on hotel and package opted for)
  • Safari permit bookings for the number of safaris our guests wish to do
  • Private safari jeep on a non-sharing basis
  • Experienced, hand-picked guide and/or driver (the arrangement might vary depending on the park)
  • Airport/railway station transfers
  • Basic first aid and medical assistance, as available at the hotel
  • Contact information for local representatives
  • All applicable taxes
What is not included in our tour packages?

Our packages do not include the following, unless separately requested for:

  • Tips for drivers and guides, which need to be paid after each safari
  • Tips for hotel staff
  • DSLR Camera and lens charges at park entry, wherever applicable (eg. Tadoba)
  • Any additional expenses incurred at the hotel that are not part of the pre-decided package
  • Special arrangements and experiences such as walking tours, picnics, excursions, bush dinners, etc.
  • Access to photography equipment and workshops
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the trip
  • Cost of flight/train tickets
  • Naturalists provided by the hotel, which will be charged separately as per actuals

By Air

The nearest airport is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur, approximately 140 kilometers away. From the airport, our pre-arranged air-conditioned vehicle can transfer you to the hotel near the park, which should take around three to four hours.

By Train

The closest railway station is Chandrapur Railway Station, located about 45 kilometers from the park. Regular trains connect Chandrapur to major cities like Nagpur, Mumbai and Hyderabad. From the railway station, an air-conditioned vehicle can be arranged to transfer you to your hotel.

This is an indicative itinerary of your wildlife adventure and can be personalized as per your requirements. Reach out to us for a customized tour package.

  1. Day 1 Arrival at Tadoba

    Arrive at the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur or Chandrapur Railway Station and our air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting to pick you up and drop you to your luxurious accommodation

    Afternoon: Savor a refreshing welcome drink upon your arrival at your accommodation near Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. After checking in, enjoy a satisfying lunch and settle comfortably into your room
    Evening: Attend a brief orientation session about Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, learning about its rich history, biodiversity and the tigers
    Dinner: Savor a delicious dinner at the resort, featuring local and international cuisine and retire early for the night

  2. Day 2 Exploring Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

    Early Morning Safari: Wake up early and embark on your first safari. The morning safari offers the best chance to spot tigers and other wildlife such as leopards, deer and various bird species

    Breakfast: Enjoy your pre-packed breakfast at the heart of the forest, surrounded by nature or return for breakfast at the resort
    Relaxation Time: Spend the late morning relaxing by the pool, visiting the spa or exploring the resort’s nature trails
    Lunch: Enjoy lunch at the resort

    Afternoon Safari: Head out for your second safari in the afternoon. This time of day is perfect for capturing stunning photographs as the wildlife becomes more active
    Evening: Return to the resort and unwind with a wildlife documentary screening over a cup of coffee/tea and some evening snacks
    Dinner: Enjoy dinner at the resort, sharing stories and experiences from the day’s adventures

  3. Day 3 In-Depth Wildlife Exploration

    Early Morning Safari: Another early start for your third safari. Explore a different zone of the park, increasing your chances of diverse sightings.
    Breakfast: Enjoy your pre-packed breakfast at the heart of the forest, surrounded by nature or return for breakfast at the resort
    Lunch: Lunch at the resort

    Afternoon Safari: Your fourth safari will take you deeper into the reserve. Keep your cameras ready for those perfect wildlife shots.
    Evening: Sip on a cup of coffee/tea along with some local snacks as you unwind after a long day of safaris
    Dinner: Indulge in a special dinner with a vast local and international spread

  4. Day 4 Departure

    Early Morning Safari (Optional): If you’re an early riser and full of enthusiasm, opt for one last safari before your departure
    Breakfast: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the resort
    Packing and Check-Out: Pack your belongings and check out of the resort
    Departure: Depart for your onward journey, taking with you unforgettable memories of your time at Tadoba. Our air-conditioned vehicles will transport you to the airport or station.

  5. Customization Options Varies Depending on Destination & Resort

    Guests can tailor their experience with additional activities such as:

    Guided Nature Walks: Explore the flora and fauna on foot with an experienced naturalist
    Photography Workshops: Learn wildlife photography techniques from professional photographers
    Bird Watching Tours: Special tours focusing on the rich birdlife of Tadoba
    Bonfire Dinner: Enjoy a delicious meal surrounded by warm ambience, crackling sounds and starry skies

    Customizations may incur additional fees based on the type, dates and destination. Please inform us of any desired customizations to make your trip memorable.

  6. Customize a Trip Get in Touch!

    For a customized itinerary and bookings, please contact us on +91 81043 78074 or via our WhatsApp bot. We will assist you in creating a personalized adventure that fits your preferences and interests.

    Embark on an extraordinary journey #IntoTheWild and create memories that will last a lifetime!

White Ghost Tree in Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Ghost Trees:

One of the unique features of Tadoba's landscape is the presence of "ghost trees" (Sterculia urens), named for their pale white bark that glows eerily in the moonlight, creating a mystical ambiance in the forest.

Lake Tadoba

Lake Tadoba:

The Tadoba Lake, located in the heart of the reserve, is a crucial water source for the park's wildlife and is often a hotspot for animal activity, especially during the dry season. This lake also supports a significant population of marsh crocodiles.

The Into The Wild Touch

At Into The Wild, we believe in providing our guests with only the finest luxury accommodations. To ensure this, our dedicated team personally visits each property, staying there to experience every detail firsthand. This commitment to quality guarantees that the accommodations we recommend meet our stringent standards for comfort, luxury, and service.

Our founder, Akshay Gurnani, alongside a robust network of seasoned professionals, meticulously evaluates each location, from its amenities to the surrounding natural beauty. This hands-on approach reassures our customers that they will enjoy an unparalleled stay, immersing themselves in the tranquility and splendor of nature without sacrificing any comfort.

We take pride in offering a curated selection of properties that promise not only a luxurious retreat but also an unforgettable journey into the wild.

We are also constantly seeking to expand our list of accommodation partners, ensuring that our customers have a diverse array of options to choose from. By continually adding new hotels & resorts, we can offer fresh and unique experiences tailored to the preferences and desires of our guests.

Curated Wildlife Retreats
The Bamboo ForestLuxury Chalet

The Bamboo Forest Chalets

Tiger & TreesLuxury Safari Tent

Trees & Tigers Safari Tent

The best time to visit Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is from October to June. Here’s a breakdown of the seasons:

Winter (October to February): This is the most pleasant time to visit, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F). The weather is cool and comfortable for safaris, and the lush post-monsoon greenery provides a beautiful backdrop for wildlife viewing.

Summer (March to June): While temperatures can soar to between 35°C and 45°C (95°F to 113°F), this season offers the best chances of spotting tigers and other wildlife. Animals tend to gather around water sources, making them easier to see. Early morning and late afternoon safaris are recommended to avoid the intense midday heat.

Monsoon (July to September): The reserve remains closed during the monsoon season to allow for regeneration and maintenance. Heavy rains can make the area inaccessible and safaris are not conducted during this period. The parks re-open on 1st October.

For the best combination of comfortable weather and excellent wildlife sightings, plan your visit to Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve between October and June.

Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is approximately 140 kilometers (87 miles) from Nagpur. The journey by road takes around 3 to 4 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. The park is accessible via NH44 and NH930, making it a convenient destination for travelers from Nagpur.

Our team is happy to organize an air-conditioned Innova Crysta with luggage carrier to transfer you from the airport/railway station to the park premises or your hotel.

Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is divided into multiple zones, each accessible through various entry gates. The main zones and their respective gates are:

1. Moharli Zone:
Moharli Gate: The most popular and frequently visited gate, offering excellent opportunities for tiger sightings.

2. Kolara Zone:
Kolara Gate: Known for its rich biodiversity and scenic beauty, this gate provides access to another prime area of the reserve.

3. Navegaon Zone:
Navegaon Gate: Offers a good chance to see a variety of wildlife in a tranquil setting.

4. Khutwanda Zone:
Khutwanda Gate: Known for its dense forests and diverse fauna, providing a unique safari experience.

5. Pangdi Zone:
Pangdi Gate: This gate offers access to a quieter part of the reserve, ideal for a more secluded safari.

6. Zari Zone:
Zari Gate: Provides entry to a rich and diverse area of the reserve, known for good wildlife sightings.

7. Agarzari Zone:
Agarzari Gate: A newer addition, offering a unique experience with its varied landscape and wildlife.

8. Devada-Adegaon Zone:
Devada-Adegaon Gate: Known for its serene environment and good opportunities for wildlife viewing.

9. Alizanza Zone:
Alizanza Gate: Provides access to an area with rich biodiversity and scenic views.

Each zone in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve offers a unique experience, and booking safaris in advance is recommended to ensure access to your preferred zone and gate.

For Indian citizens, any of the following identity proofs is acceptable:
i. Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India
ii. Passport PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department
iii. Driving License issued by RTO
iv. Photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/State Government
v. Aadhaar Card

For foreigners, only passport is accepted as ID Proof.

When preparing for a trip to Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, it’s essential to pack the following items for a comfortable and enjoyable experience:

Summer Months:
– Lightweight, long-sleeved t-shirts/shirts and pants for protection against insects, sunburn and thorny vegetation.
– Cap/Floppy Hat with a brim to shield your face from the sun

Winter Months:
– Warm, layered clothing (thermal innerwear, fleece jackets, sweaters) to combat chilly mornings and evenings
– Thermal socks
– Gloves, scarf and beanie to protect against cold winds
– Face buff for protection from dust
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Personal Gear:
– Sunscreen with a high SPF
– Sunglasses with UV protection
– Neutral-coloured clothing (grey, brown, green). Avoid bright colours such as red, orange, blue, white, etc.
– Sports shoes or any comfortable, closed footwear for safaris
– Insect repellent
– Personal medications and a basic first-aid kit
– A lightweight, comfortable backpack to carry essentials during safaris
– Binoculars for wildlife viewing
– DSLR Camera, a telephoto lens along with extra batteries
– Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries (incase of night safari)

Additionally for winter months:
– Hand warmers for added comfort during early morning safaris.
– Lip balm and moisturiser to prevent dryness due to cold weather

Documents and Essentials:
– Valid identification such as PAN, Aadhar or  Driver’s licence
– Cash (Rs. 100/200/500 denominations) for souvenirs, tips, and contingencies

Snacks and Water:
– The hotel will provide water bottles in insulated boxes. Consider carrying effervescent tablets such as Fast&Up for additional hydration.
– Energy bars, nuts, dried fruits or other non-perishable snacks for quick energy during safaris

Personal Hygiene Items:
– Hand sanitizer or wet wipes for cleaning hands
– Tissues or toilet paper
– Biodegradable soap

Optional Items:
– Portable charger or power bank for recharging electronics
– Travel pillow for comfort during long drives
– Travel umbrella for sun or rain protection
– Portable or collapsible water bottle

Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve Safari Timings
Time Period Morning Safari  Evening Safari
1st Oct – 31st Oct (post-Monsoon) 6:00am to 10:00am 2:30pm to 6:30pm
1st Nov – 28th Feb (Winter) 6:30am to 10:30am 2:00pm to 6:00pm
1st Mar – 31st Apr (Autumn) 6:00am to 10:00am 2:30pm to 6:30pm
1st May – 30th June (Summer) 5:30am to 9:30am 3:00pm to 7:00pm
1st July – 30th Sept Closed Closed


Always try to reach the gate, along with the safari permits and valid IDs, at least 30 minutes before the gate opening.

The park management holds the right to change the safari timings as per their discretion, hence it’s advisable to always check the timing closer to your travel dates.

Unfortunately, mobile phone are not allowed inside Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, since they cause disturbance and distraction to the tranquility to tourists, guides and drivers inside the park. DSLR cameras are permitted inside the park but the fees for a professional video cameras or DSLR cameras with telephoto lenses (lens above 250mm) is INR 300 per safari. For lenses below 250mm, the charges are Rs. 250. The fees is to be paid at the entry gate of the park. The rates are subject to change as per the discretion of the forest department.

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