The winter months are fast approaching. Now is the time to plan your outing during the months of January or February. If you love nature, visit Tadoba, a national park and great Tiger reserve located 140 Km from Nagpur.
Proper planning is essential
If you are planning to visit Tadoba during the winter months, book in advance; since there is a great rush during the months of January or February. Travelers from different parts of the world come to this place to feel the richness in flora and fauna. As a result, there is going to be a good rush. So, you must plan in advance. Contact Maharashtra tourist department to get the booking done. Always opt for MTDC tour packages to safeguard the ride. In fact, when looking for accommodation options in Tadoba, the resorts available from MTDC and forest department are the best and the safest options to avail.
A glimpse into the Tadoba National Reserve
Established way back in 1935, Tadoba got the status of a National Park during the latter part of the 50’s. The park is located in Chandrapur District of Maharashtra. From Nagpur, you need to head north-east to reach Tadoba. Nagpur is well connected through road, air and railway. Once you reach Nagpur, take a private vehicle to reach Chandrapur. If you have booked a package from MTDC, you will find private travel accommodation option available at Nagpur at no additional charge.
Once you reach Tadoba, the richness in flora and fauna will greet and stun you. The Tadoba Lake is one of the major attractions located in the midst of pristine deciduous forest & grassy rolling hills.
Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve
This is the most important attraction of Tadoba. Most of the resorts at Tadoba National Park are located at close proximity to the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. The Andhari River flows through this sanctuary. It is at the bank of this river where Tigers can often be seen coming out from their den to quench their thirst. The reserve comes with quite a healthy Tiger population. It also features a very unique vegetation and topography. There are also other wildlife species to witness like, civets, jungle cats, barking deer, sambhar, nilgai, cloth bears, spotted deer, gaur chital, hyenas and leopards. And then, there is also quite a wide variety of reptiles, insets and bird species to consider. Don’t miss the sight of marsh crocodiles lazing around the lake. It’s definitely an unforgettable sight to consider.
There are plenty of private resorts and guest houses available in Tadoba. The private resorts are usually expensive. However, to make things easier, the Forest Department in association with Maharashtra Tourism has taken the initiative to open quality accommodation options at different areas of the National Park. Quite a few lodges and guest houses have been opened in the region. These are cheap in terms of rates, but come with the best facilities. Booking must be done 3 months in advance.
Tadoba is a green zone, featuring plenty of rare species of plants and wild lives. It is a great place to rejuvenate the mind and the body. Even if you are not interested in the Jungle Safari Tour, the mere environment and scenic beauty can make you feel refreshed. However, be aware of the food. Usually, the local cooks prefer to prepare spicy dishes. If you are not into spicy food, inform then in advance, may be a day before you reach the place. This allows them to make the arrangements accordingly.