PLAN YOUR VISIT
Use the interactive map below to explore activities in and around Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. Use the Map Menu icon for a zone-wise listing of safari gates / activities. Or click on individual markers for more details (including driving directions ). Other information needed to plan your visit is available beneath the map.
GETTING TO TATR
There are several ways to reach Tadoba, which is among the best connected tiger reserves in India.
DRIVING: Nagpur is the closest large city and is just about 100km from the Kolara Gate and 150km from the Moharli Gate. Good highways connect Tadoba to Nagpur, Hyderabad, Amravati and Yevatmal. Tourists even drive in from as far afield as Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata and Mumbai!
RAILWAYS: The nearby Railway Stations are Chandrapur, Wardha and Nagpur.
AIRPORT: Nagpur’s Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Airport, which has good connections to major Indian cities, is the nearest airport.
WHEN TO VISIT
Tadoba is in full bloom in the Spring. Palas aka the flame of the forest (Butea monosperma), mahua (Madhuca indica), kumbhi (Careya arborea), and ghogar – dikemali (Gardenia latifolia) are among the trees flowering. The golden yellow chandeliers of bahava (Cassia fistula) begin to attract birds and insects.
The weather may be scorching hot but the deciduous forest is shedding its leaves, improving visibility and increasing the chances of wildlife sightings. A great time to be in the jungle and watch animals come down to waterholes for a much needed drink.
Tadoba is verdant in the monsoon. Some parts of the park are open for tourism and the jungle is a sight to behold in the pouring rain. There is a surplus of food and many animals, from birds and butterflies to megafauna, produce offspring in this season.
The air is crisp in the early mornings and late evenings now. The forest is lovely in the warmth of the winter sun, and the animals too enjoy basking in the golden light. The mating calls of male deer resound in the forests. Its a great time for birdwatching too, with the arrival of migratory birds.