Umaid Bhawan JODHPUR North India 6 Logo Northindia (1)
Back to Listing

Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Tadoba Tiger Reserve is a fantastic off-the-beaten-track national park found in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra in central India, two hours’ drive from Nagpur. Legend says that the tribal God ‘Tadu’ died here while fighting a tiger and the tribals erected a shrine to honour his memory under a large tree on the shores of Lake Tadoba, thus naming the jungle ‘Tadoba’.

Opened in 1955 as a national park, and expanded in 1995 into a tiger reserve, this rare jungle jewel has become one of India’s leading tiger reserves and it is proudly known as ‘the Land of the Tigers’. While tiger sightings are high (Tadoba is home to an estimated 72 tiger over 625 square km of jungle), the park also boasts a wealth of other wildlife such as leopards, sloth bears, hyenas, wild dogs, gaur, civet, jungle cats and samba, cheetal (spotted deer), nilgai and barking deer. There are also over 200 species of birds at Tadoba, including the crested serpent eagle, grey-headed fishing eagle, honey buzzard, the shy jungle fowl and the paradise flycatcher.

Dominated by teak forest and bamboo, this is a rugged landscape comprising cliffs, caves, marshes, perennial lakes and boulder strewn streambeds. It is teeming with indigenous flora and fauna, but unique to Tadoba, are the enormous ‘ghost trees’ with ghostly white bark. Scattered throughout Tadoba park you will find the lovely kusums and flowering silk cottons, which bloom from late winter to spring.

Accommodations around the park are simple and, apart from Svasara which opened in 2011, there are no luxurious options. Tadoba park would really suit those looking for a rounded wildlife experience, above and beyond a purely tiger dominated search. One for the purists. 

India Tiger India Tiger
Tiger Trails Tadoba Maharashtra Central India Tiger Trails Tadoba Maharashtra Central India
Tiger Trails Tadoba Maharashtra Central India 1 Tiger Trails Tadoba Maharashtra Central India 1
Tiger Trails Tadoba Maharashtra Central India 2 Tiger Trails Tadoba Maharashtra Central India 2

Key

20.3947066,79.36284180000007,4
My favourite thing is to go where I've never been.
Diane Arbus

I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
Ampersand’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- Mr David Wallace, North India

From our Instagram

The buzzing metropolis of #Shanghai promises an unforgettable stay 🇨🇳
.
Visit this city as part of a tailor-made tour of #China with us to discover its heady mixture of impressive skyscrapers, colonial history and incredible gastronomy 🏙🥟🍜
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
Atmospheric rural villages, mirror-still lakes and gracious locals sum up #Myanmar (#Burma) for us 🌅
.
📸 courtesy of @zayyarlin84
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
The exhilarating city of #Tokyo has a world-renowned culinary scene & rightfully so! 🇯🇵
.
Be tempted to join ‘salarymen’ for an evening drink and #yakitori in restaurants and bar likes this 🏮🏮
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
The mysterious allure of #Namibia never fails to draw us in 🇳🇦
.
Misty layers, endless plains and silhouetted trees stretch as far as the eye can see
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
We’re dreaming of #Bali’s reflective sunsets today 🌅
.
Enjoy particularly striking views from @thelegianbali in #Seminyak
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
In #Japan, the lesser-known plum tree (‘ume’ #梅) blossoms in February - March 🌺
.
Visit at this time to admire these special flowers and beat the crowds that swarm the country during cherry blossom peak season 🌸
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
Sunsets at the @gallefacehotel are the best welcome to #Colombo, especially when watching their flag ceremony from the iconic checkerboard terrace with a G&T in hand 🌅
.
We also love the wonderful @maniumpathy_boutique_hotel, which is truly an oasis of tranquility within this city 🌿
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
All smiles in #Vietnam 🇻🇳
.
Courtesy of the brilliant portrait photographer @rehahn_photography
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
‘Led by Buddhist monks, a butter lamp ceremony offers a guiding light to finding peace and harmony’ @sixsensesbhutan 🕯🕯🕯
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience

Let us keep you up to date

Sign up to our newsletter and never miss out on unmissable exclusive luxury experiences