Tadoba National Park is one of the best tiger reserves in India and every year thousands of tourists from all over the world come here. The natural beauty and rich biodiversity of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve are quite famous. If you are visiting this wonderful tiger reserve for the very first time, then you need to be prepared before reaching the destination. After all, there are many safari gates here and the total area of the National Park is exceptionally large. Here are some tips that will help you enjoy a wonderful holiday at Tadoba and enjoy the comfort of a top class accommodation.
Booking the safari: The primary goal of any visitor is to see tigers face to face and thus, the first thing you need to pay attention to is booking the safari. There are two safaris every day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. The timing of the safari changes as per the season. You should decide the gate after enquiring about the latest tiger sightings.
Travel to the tiger reserve: The nearest railway station is Chandrapur and Nagpur is the closest airport. Depending on your mode of transport you must hire a cab from either Chandrapur or Nagpur. Try to book the cab in advance because the cabs at the station and airport generally charge a lot of money as they know you have no other option. It is best if you can avail the pickup facility offered by the resort where you are staying.
Accommodation should be booked early: There are not many resorts near the Tadoba Tiger Reserve and thus, you should book the rooms in advance. The MTDC resort near the Moharli gate is the best and most affordable lodging option for the tourists. There are other Tadoba hotels but make sure that the resort you book is not far away from the gate where you booked the safari tickets. The safari starts at early morning and if your hotel is far away, you will have to start your journey a few hours before the safari timing to reach the gate on time.
Pick the right guide: Selecting an experienced guide for your safari is very crucial because a good guide knows proper ways to track animals and he will try his best to make sure that you can witness the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger in all its glory. Usually, the forest department decides your guide, but if you learn about a good guide from any friend or local people, then you can request the people in charge to let that guide accompany you.
Photography: It is the paradise for a wildlife photographer, but you need to be careful while carrying your camera and other equipment. The roads inside the park are very dusty and thus, it is better to keep the camera and lenses inside the bag whenever you are not taking pictures. Carry a lens cleaning kit with you to get perfect pictures. Also, bring some extra batteries because the electricity is not always stable here and you don’t want to miss a great photo opportunity just because there is no charge left in your camera’s battery.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve welcomes all the nature lovers warmly and the people taking care of the park as well as the hotels are very friendly. Follow the suggestions mentioned above and you will enjoy a great vacation at Tadoba.