Todoba is an exotic forest located in the Chandrapur district in the state of Maharashtra in India. It is the perfect vacation for all naturalists and for people who love adventure. In 1955, Tadoba national park was created. It is considered the oldest and largest national park and is known as “Tadoba National Park” or “Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve”. It is located about 150 kms from Nagpur and 40 kms from Chandrapur and is a favourite vacation destination for residents of Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Pune and quickly progressing to being more accessible. 1,727 sq kms are reserved as a part of the Tiger reserve created in 1955.
According to the 2010 National Tiger census, there are about 43 tigers in the reserve and in 2020 have increased to a significant 115 tigers in the area.
Vidarbha region is referred to as the wild habitat located in the Chandrapur district. A beautiful, country side, quaint jungle with hilly terrain, lakes, and alluring forest; the landscape is a treat to the eye. You can see the sunset or the sunrise, both are stunning.
The jeep safari is the most sought after activity of Tadoba and the Main attraction. About 3 hour safaris into the forest with a guide navigating and teaching about the wild and its ways along with characteristics of all wild animals and their behaviour patterns. The gates offer Buffer zone safaris and Core Jungle Safaris, mornings, days and nights.
During the monsoon the core area remains closed between July 1 July to September 30, but the buffer remains open to experience the lush greens of the monsoons. Core area is closed on Tuesday and buffers are closed on Wednesday year round, which allows this experience to be a year round fun. Never a dull day in Tadoba!
Irai Lake is a picturesque waterbody located in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve of Maharashtra, India. The lake is surrounded by lush greenery and provides a serene and calm environment for boating enthusiasts. Boating at Irai Lake is a popular activity that draws visitors from all over the world. The lake is spread over an area of 20 square kilometers and is known for its crystal-clear water. Visitors can choose to rent a boat and explore the lake at their own pace, taking in the beautiful scenery around them. Boating at Irai Lake is an ideal way to spend a peaceful day amidst nature. Irai is the backwater lake of Tadoba and the forest department offers boating. Perfect for a calming activity during sunset or you can go birdwatching to see the birds of the area depending on the season- you can grab a peek of exotic birds too!
Boat ride Timing: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Boating is closed in the monsoons (July – October end)
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in India is a haven for birdwatchers and bird enthusiasts, as it is home to a diverse array of avian species. Some of the common and notable birds found in Tadoba include:
Greater Flamingo: This large and iconic bird can often be seen in large flocks in the wetlands of Tadoba, where they feed on the abundant algae and crustaceans.
Spot-billed Pelican: Another wetland bird, the Spot-billed Pelican is known for its distinctive bill and large size. It is a common resident of Tadoba and can often be seen flying low over the lakes and rivers.
Sarus Crane: The tallest of all flying birds, the Sarus Crane is an impressive sight. This species is often seen in the grasslands and wetlands of Tadoba, where it feeds on a variety of small animals and plants.
Loghut stay at Tadoba can be an unforgettable experience for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, located in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, India, is one of the best tiger reserves in the country. Loghut stay at Tadoba provides an excellent opportunity to stay close to nature and observe wildlife from a safe distance. The loghuts are made of eco-friendly materials and provide basic amenities like electricity, running water, and comfortable bedding. The loghuts are situated in the heart of the forest, providing an immersive experience to the guests.
During the loghut stay at Tadoba, guests can enjoy morning and evening safaris into the forest. These safaris are conducted in open jeeps and are guided by experienced forest rangers. The safaris provide a chance to spot tigers, leopards, wild dogs, sloth bears, and a wide variety of bird species. The forest is also home to several herbivorous animals like deer, sambar, and bison. The safaris are an excellent way to explore the forest and learn about the flora and fauna of the region.
Are you a lover of a simple life filled with thrill? The forest department has made log huts in the buffer zone for you to experience above the forest guard check posts for a thrilling experience to live in the jungle with the tigers and leopards!
An adrenaline rush with the owls, occasional tiger calls, and night jars. Tell your friends and family the stories of the jungle with the atmosphere. Prior reservations and a basic night kit are recommended.
The bonfire experience in Tadoba usually involves sitting around a warm and crackling fire, enjoying the cool breeze and the starry night sky. Guests can relax and socialize with other travelers, sharing stories and experiences from their wildlife safaris and adventures in the reserve. Orchids Jungle Camp offers bonfire experience, creating a lively and festive atmosphere. You also have karaoke available of request to make it a musical experience after an exciting time at Safari. With the chill of the nights and fireflies the perfect time to light that bonfire with Orchids jungle camp, talk, laugh, sing. Add to your bonfire with karaoke and barbeque roast. Hearing an alarm and excitement never ends.
The afternoons on a sunny afternoon are the time for a swim at Orchids Jungle Camp with top pool facilities, pool games or just relax poolside with wind in your hair with nearby trees.