Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tadoba chi Safar

Journey started from Pune with Nagpur Garibrath on 20th Apr, 2011. Plan was to disembark at Wardha station instead of proceeding towards Nagpur. Destination was Moharli village in Chandrapur district.
The east section of Maharashtra (Vidharbha) holds the crown of bounty of forest reserved areas like Tadoba-Andhari, Nagzira, Pench etc.

We reached Wardha 21st Apr morning at 8 am. I had arranged a car to take us to Moharli, MTDC resort.
Moharli is around 180 Kms from Wardha. It was 1 pm when we touched Moharli.
The resort is located amidst the jungle surrounded by a water reservoir.
On the way to Moharli, we can see the thermal electric plant at Chandrapur city. Vidarbha is also known for the most number of thermal power stations.
Since it was a holiday on Friday (22 Apr), the resort was fully occupied. Other private resorts nearby are expensive than MTDC. We could manage to get an accommodation for only one day through one acquaintance, Shalik Jogwe.

He had booked two Jungle safaris as well. One of them was in afternoon the same day we reached there.
Safaris at Tadoba start at 6 am in the morning and 2 pm in afternoon. We had a quick lunch at resort restaurant. It was pretty descent. At 2 pm, we were ready to venture into the land of king tiger.
It was comparatively less hot as it was raining in the region since a week. It was good in a way but bad as well. Since in cooler atmosphere, wild animals tend not to come outside as water is easily available in inner part.

At the entrance gate, we need to pay for the guide and entrance fee along with charges for camera etc.
Core area of the forest is a few kms inside from the entrance gate. Reserved area of the forest is also a beautiful scenery. Ride starts with a left side turn which goes towards a reservoir. One can easily spot animals like spotted dear, sambar etc. Also, variety of birds can be seen along the water. We spotted lesser whistling duck, ibis and many other local birds.

Guide took us to many spots where one can spot the tiger. On the way, we could see the real beauty of nature. Different kind of trees, greenery along the road. Animals like spotted dear, sambar dear, nilgai (blue bull), mighty gava (Indian gaur) showed up on the way giving us the feel that we were now a part of nature.
Besides, we got a lot of information from the guide about the formation of the reserved forest and sanctuary. Also, he told us about the different trees. Tendu is one of the famous trees of the jungle. Its leaves are used in manufacturing of bidis (a kind of cigaret). End of the day, we spotted one sloth bear and we followed him for around 15 mins. It was an amazing experience to watch him in the natural environment and for such a long time. It made our day. Later we tried some other places in the search of the mighty king but was a failure. In the search we could see wild boar and barking dear on the way.


  1. Tadoba Tiger resort

    If you are looking for budgeted hotels in Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve then Tadoba Tiger resort situated near Navegaon gate of entry at Khadsangi is just made for you.

    It is a wildlife focussed jungle Lodge. The topography of this resort gives access to some of the most picturesque location of Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve. Since the resort is situated at higher altitude it provides an excellent opportunity to Naturalist, ornithologist, photographers and wildlife Documentary maker to explore some of the most rare species of plants and animals.

    Tadoba Tiger resort offers six deluxe standard air-conditioned room with attached bathroom and all urban amenities like LCD Display, Wi-Fi network, round the clock water supply and a facility to add one extra bed in each of these rooms. The restaurant in the resort serves both veg and non-veg food. The resorts also provides vehicles for sightseeing and Tiger sighting.

    Eco-friendly Tadoba Tigers resorts takes pleasure in arranging wildlife safaris and study tours guided by experienced environmentalist. The safaris are arranged in open Gypsies with capacity of six peoples. A trained environmentalist facilitates elusive tiger spotting and bird watching during the entire expedition. Jungle safaris are arranged twice in a day but it is desirable to book the safari in advance.

    Tadoba tiger resort is highly techno-savvy and provides online booking facilities for accommodation, Jungle safaris, and study tours.

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