Tadoba National Park

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

If you are a wildlife lover and particularly a tiger enthusiast then you must know the thrill of capturing the big cat’s aggressive look in the eyes and royal walk in your camera. Visit Tadoba Tiger Reserve, the largest and oldest tiger reserve of Maharashtra to experience that thrill.
Dense forest, lush grasslands, deep valleys, and lakes make it an ideal space for tigers and other wild animals. Well, it is a unique and awesome experience to sight a tiger, a top predator in its natural habitat. As the lockdown is now unlocked after almost two years, how about releasing all your stress and anxiety by doing a Tadoba Tiger Safari Tour?
The total area of Tadoba Tiger reserve is 1727 sq. km and it was established in the year 1955. Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary was formed in the year 1986 and was later merged into TATR in the year 1995.
There are two lakes and one waterway in the reserve Tadoba Lake, Kolsa Lake, and Tadoba River which gives essential fixings to the reserve’s wildlife.

Interesting Fact – Tadoba Tiger Reserve

The word “Tadoba Andhari” is derived, from the word “Taru” who was a mythological god. He is still worshiped by the tribal people living in that area. The word “Andhari” is derived from the Andhari river which flows through the forest.

Prime Predators

A good density of Royal Bengal Tigers are the apex predator in Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Famous For?

Tadoba is famous for the Tigress Maya, called the 'Queen of Tadoba'

Major Wildlife

Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena, Wild Dog, Bison, Sambhar, Rock Python, Peafowl, Rufous Treepie

Flora & Fauna in the Park

Tadoba Tiger Reserve is blessed with thick forests covered with teak trees and other vegetation such as crocodile bark, salai, tendu, karaya gum, and mahua madhuca. Additionally, pivot wood and palas add dynamic shading to the timberland. Also, you can find enormous Arjun trees at the waterhole at Panchadhara.
The reserve is adorned with patches of grasses and bamboo shrubberies.
A strong population of herbivores, rich water sources, and thick forests provide a safe natural habitat for big cats like Royal Bengal Tigers and Indian Leopards.
As many as 90-100 Tigers are there in Taboada Tiger Reserve. Hence this is considered one of the best places to spot tigers near Nagpur with huge tiger density and a better tiger sighting index.
Other mammals include Indian Panthers, Sloth Bears, Gaur, Nilgai, Dhole, Striped Hyena, Little Indian Civet, wilderness felines, Sambar, Chausingha, and Honey Badger. It also has reptiles such as Indian Python, Indian Cobra, and Russel’s snake.




Safari in Tadoba National Park

Witnessing the diverse flora and fauna while riding through an open jeep is an exciting experience for every wildlife lover. But tiger sighting is something that is the main purpose of every tiger enthusiast. Wildlife Safari in Tadoba Tiger Reserve gives you a lifetime memorable experience.

Four zones (Kolara, Ali JhanJhara, Zari, and Navegaon) in the reserve provide entry gates for open jeep safaris. The safaris are conducted twice daily at fixed timings according to the season (winter or summer) in the morning between 6:30 to 10:30 am and evening between 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm. As per the restrictions from the park authority, a maximum of 122 jeeps can enter the jungle in the morning and evening drives.

Maya– Most Famous Tigress of Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Tadoba National Park and Tiger Reserve is easily accessible from Nagpur. There are a total of 22 gates out of which 7 Gates are in Kolara Zone, 3 Gates are in Navegaon Zone, 7 Gates are in Moharli Zone, 5 Gates are in Pangadi & Zari Zone.
As per many visitors, Kolara Gate is the best safari core gate to spot a Tiger in Tadoba Tiger Reserve. However, many other gates including buffer gates have a good sighting index in Tadoba
For Tadoba safari booking, you have to visit the Official Forest Department website but to book your end-to-end Permits, Accommodation, Meals, and Local transportation you may contact Shivansh Agro Tourisms and Home Stay.

Tadoba Budget Safari

A specially designed package that merely focuses on Tiger Safaris by providing 4 or 6 tour options in Tadoba at a budget that you will love

Tadoba Weekend Safari

Have a break from the daily routine and explore the depths of the wilderness through our specially crafted Tadoba weekend safari package offering 2 tiger safaris

Tadoba Night Safari

Our night tiger safari will introduce you to the nocturnal animals of Tadoba. Get ready to witness adrenaline-filled thrills at night.

How to book Safari in Tadoba Tiger Reserve

To book an end-to-end safari package in Tadoba National Park including airport transfer, accommodation, meals, and internal transfer, you may contact Shivansh Agro Tourisms and Home Stay, or schedule a free discussion with our experts to understand the best safari zone to book, based on your area of interest.
It is advised to plan your safari well in advance to get the best zones for sightings in Tadoba.
You can also book Tadoba Safari online from mytadoba.org website. However, this websites only book your safari permits, not the jeep, accommodation, food and internal transfer to the reserve gates.

Open Jeep Safari

All the gates in Tadoba provide entry to Open Jeep Safari. The cost of booking a gypsy is ₹3000 for the core zone and ₹2500 for the buffer zone. For night safari is ₹2200. You will have to book your vehicle separately from your Jungle Permit if you are booking directly from the official website. But, if you will book via a Wildlife Tourism Company, they will take care of everything.

Canter Safari

Canter Safari is not available at all the gates, you will have to check before opting for a Canter Safari in Tadoba tiger reserve. Usually, canter Safari opts only when you do not get Open Jeep Safari to permit for your dates. Canter Safari is only available in Moharli Core Gate. It is the best mode of safari type if you want to enjoy the wildlife in Tadoba national park in a large group.

Morning Safari Timings




06:00 to 10:00 Hrs

05:30 to 09:30 Hrs

06:30 to 10:30 Hrs

Afternoon Safari Timings




14:30 to 18:30Hrs

15:00 to 19:00 Hrs

14:00 to 18:00 Hrs

How to Reach the Tadoba Safari Park

By Air

Nagpur Airport is the closest air travel hub to Tadoba National Park, with Kolara Gate located 114 kilometers away. Travelers must complete the remainder of the journey by road, offering picturesque views of the countryside en route to the park's entrance.

By Road

Access Tadoba National Park via Nagpur, the nearest major city connected to all major Indian cities. From Nagpur, follow the route through Umred, Bhisi, Chimur, and finally reach Kolara Gate, the park's entry point. This road journey offers scenic views and convenient access to Tadoba.
Nagpur --> Umred --> Bhisi --> Chimur --> Kolara Gate

By Rail

Nagpur serves as the nearest railhead to Tadoba National Park, boasting excellent connectivity to major cities across India through the extensive railway network. Travelers arriving at Nagpur Railway Station can easily continue their journey to the park by road. Various transportation options such as taxis, buses, and private cars are readily available, ensuring a seamless transition from rail to road travel.

Some History about Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Situated in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, Tadoba National Park is one of the oldest and largest national parks in the state of Maharashtra. It is now known as Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR). Spanning over 1727 sq. km of total area, the Tadoba Tiger reserve was established in the year 1955. Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary which was formed in the year 1986, was later merged into Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in the year 1995.
The word ‘Tadoba’ is derived from the name of the God of locals, Taru whereas the word ‘Andhari’ is derived from the name of the river.
With the strong density of tigers up to 90-100 tigers, Taboada Tiger Reserve has become the favorite spot of wildlife and tiger lovers.

Why visit Tadoba?

Rich flora & fauna, lush grasslands, and the best tiger sightings – what more would a wildlife lover or photographer want? Being one of the largest and finest tiger reserves of India, Tadoba has been fascinating tourists from all over the world. The successful protection and conservation of the national animal of India have resulted in a healthy population of tigers in Tadoba. So, chances are more to capture the best shot of big cats in your cameras, right? Do you need any more reasons to visit Tadoba?
Tadoba is one of the largest and finest Tiger Reserves of the country. The success of protection and conservation of Tigers have established a good amount of this endangered specie in the forest. The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve could boast a healthy forest due which it has sustained and grown since inception.
Inside the forest, there are still people residing and farming in a small village. When questioned, they say they don’t feel the danger and are residing in the area safely since long. With wildlife, you may even encounter women and children in the forest, and farmers driving their tractors. Though, listening to this, please don’t dare to step out of your jeeps in danger zones and listen and follow all the safety techniques as explained by your guide and jeep driver.