Situated in the deep confines of Maharashtra State in India Tadoba is a tiger heaven. Easily accessible though from Nagpur Airport via Chandrapur it is one of the most popular holiday destinations. Nagpur is accessible from Mumabi & New Delhi both.
It is not for sightseeing it is for taking a tiger safari or excursions in the jungle to see a tiger. In fact you see much more than the tiger. At Tadoba you also see the Indian bison, wild dog, Nilgai, leopard, sloth bear and number of deer. The sights on a wild safari are enthralling and the magnificent animals captivate. Not forgetting the birds the destination abounds in the avian species. So at this tiger reserve you get double thrill, it trebles if you see a tiger in the action.
The serene and beautiful landscape adds to the charm of taking a game ride on an open jeep. The River Andhari adds to the scene and is a welcoming sight. The jeep safaris are organized by the forests department and are the only way you can explore this tiger reserve.
Another attraction here is of the reptiles and you can come across the marsh crocodile and the python. Other reptiles are shy and nocturnal but you do come across the hooded cobra, bronze back tree snake and the common rat snake.
The jeep safaris are organized in the early morning and late evening. Both are ideal for game watching and deliver fantastic sights of animals in wilderness and of course the bonus is the big cats. Bison, leopard, wild dogs and sloth bear are the other mammals that the tourists yearn to see and they are not often disappointed.
The tourism area in this big park is cut out from the larger chunk. It is divided into zones for tourism. A permit for jeep safari is necessary which you should book in advance at the DFO office in Chandrapur. You can also book the safari at the current windows at the respective gates if available.
You need to take few safaris in order to explore Tadoba well. Hence accommodation is a prerequisite. There are many resorts in Tadoba for accommodation. Most of the hotels and resorts are situated in the outer area of the park. These range from budget to luxury. They are situated near the gates of the zones. Hence if you are booking you stay beforehand, please keep the distance of your zone in mind. For some of the resorts may be far away. In this case you will have to drive a long distance to the entry gate.
A stay in this land of the tribal is wonderful holiday and safari the accords sight of the tiger is a bonus. So take a tour.