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How To

Reach Tadoba

Tadoba is easily amongst the best connected forests. Ease of access means – you have plenty of travel choices… Orange city of NAGPUR is the best connection and is just about 100 kms from Kolara Gate and 150 kms from Moharli Gate. Good highways connect Tadoba to Nagpur, Hyderabad, Amravati, Yevatmal. Often tourists prefer to self drive from Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata and Mumbai!!! Railway stations of Chandrapur, Wardha and Nagpur are well connected. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Airport, Nagpur has good connections to major cities.

Once you have made up your mind to explore Tadoba, you will need to follow a simple flow chart to make your bookings.

Best time to visit

When to visit- Its always a great time to visit Tadoba. Depending on your preference, you can choose any time of the year to visit.

Feb To April

February to April is an amazing time to catch up with the flowering Tadoba. Palas – the flame of the forest (Butea monosperma), mahua (Maduka indica), varun – bilwa (Crateva religiosa), kumbhi (Careya arborea), ghogar – dikemali (Gardenia latifolia) are some of the beautiful flowering trees that can be seen in bloom. Very soon the lovely golden yellow chandeliers of bahava (Cassia fistula) will attract the birds and insects to the tree.

March to June

March to June is the time when the deciduous forest sheds its leaves and the visibility increases. Increased sightings of wildlife around the waterholes makes a jungle safari very enchanting – despite the scorching heat!!!

July To Oct

Monsoon and after from July to October is probably the best period to visit Tadoba. Some parts of the park are open for tourism and watching the beautiful forest in pouring rains can be a great experience… Needless to mention – like the tiger – you too must love the water for enjoying the forest. This is the time when birds and butterflies are roaming all over to breed or feed their babies. Many animals too produce their offsprings- when there is a surplus of food.

Nov Onwards

Warm clothes are already required from November onwards. Especially the early mornings and late evenings are crisp. Till March, the winters are a great time to enjoy the forest in the warmth of the sun – even as animals too laze out – as they bask in the golden light. Calls of deer males resound the forests – as they advertise to the females with their rutting calls. Winters are a great time for birdwatchers as the Migratory and resident birds compete for food in the forest and water bodies of Tadoba.

Tourism Information

Once you have made up your mind to explore Tadoba, you will need to follow a simple flow chart to make your bookings.

Step 1

Book your Safaris and activities – preferably in the same Zone. (Check the map to locate the zone of your choice) Remember, the tourism gates of 4 zones are spread out and commuting involves considerable travel. 

Step 2

Gypsy Safaris are booked Online. Canter Safaris are booked Offline at Chandrapur. Online Safari Bookings are made on www.mahaecotourism.gov.in

Step 3

Stay options are many. There are FDCM/ MTDC/ private resorts/ home stays near most of the gates. You will need to stay in the same zone as your safaris and activities to ensure that you reach in time. Online search shows all the stay options available.

Step 4

Travel to the stay facility. Tourists can reach Tadoba Zones from anywhere in the country by train/ roads or even flights. However, there are very few public transport options to reach the remotely located gates and their corresponding resorts. You will thus need private transportation from Nagpur or Chandrapur. Please also check with the stay facility for a vehicle to reach the gate or the activity.